This page is dedicated to housing information on the project's stakeholder workshops, including agendas, presentations, meeting notes, resources, and other materials.
A Collaborative Review of the Coastal South Carolina LID Manual,
January 9, 2014
Summary: The ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Center for Watershed Protection, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium are pleased to announce a draft version for a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina. This one-day workshop is designed to obtain your feedback on the current draft of the LID Manual, describe how the manual has been received by state regulatory agencies, and share local examples of incentives for using LID practices. During this program, you will also learn about the site design guidelines and specifications for structural best management practices.
Your input is greatly valued and participant discussion will help the project team address the following questions:
- Are there any concepts in the manual that are unclear or require modifications?
- Are the specifications for the structural BMPs sufficiently informative and appropriate for coastal application?
- What local ordinances and incentives exist for LID practices?
- What are the general opinions regarding the manual’s appearance and organization?
Prior to the workshop, please read and be familiar with the sections of the Manual in which you are interested in providing feedback and discussing. You can access the draft Manual below.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, but have comments you wish to submit, please send written comments to Blaik Keppler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Coastal Low Impact Development Manual:
Please note that this is a draft version of the manual documents, and at this time is subject to change or additions of new material. The draft version of the chapters, specifications, and spreadsheets are not intended for design use at this time.
Climate and Stormwater Roundtable, September 20, 2013
Summary: A group of 24 climate specialists, engineers, and coastal researchers met at the Department of Natural Resources Ft. Johnson MRRI classroom to discuss climate change, sea level rise, and their potential impacts on low impact development best management practices. At this roundtable discussion, the participants learned from climate specialists about the historical and projected climate patterns and how a particular stormwater model (SWARM) attempts to account for these changes when calculating stormwater runoff. The participants provided feedback for the best method for including information related to climate and sea level rise adaptations in the Low Impact Development Manual.
Presentations and Resources
- Climate and Stormwater Modeling
- Climate Projections for Coastal South Carolina
- Understanding Climate Trends and Variability in South Carolina
LID Research Roundtable, April 16, 2013
Summary: Nearly 20 scientists, engineers, and regulators met at the Discovery Center at the Hobcaw Barony to discuss current, local research as it pertains to low impact development practices for managing stormwater runoff in the coastal areas of South Carolina. Research topics discussed included hydrologic impacts of urbanization, runoff predictions for coastal first-order watersheds, modified coastal streams, and pond management. The group discussed specific physical limitations (e.g. high water tables and poorly drained soils) as well as pollutants of concern (nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment, and bacteria) as they related to LID implementation and modification.
Presentations and Resources
- Assessing Hydrologic Impacts of Urbanization
- Runoff Predictions, Bioretention, and Online Community Resource Inventory
- Modified Coastal Streams and Ditches
- Water Volume and Bacteria Loads
Workshop #1, January 16, 2013
Summary: Over 50 engineers, planners, landscape architects, developers, and researchers from throughout the SC coastal zone joined the project team and advisory committee for this kick-off workshop. The workshop included an introduction of the project and project team, who addressed how stakeholder input has and will continue to inform this effort. The workshop included a brief overview of state stormwater regulations, which was followed by concurrent breakout sessions with technical and planning audiences. The project team led discussions with the attendees to further inform the content of the manual, including a discussion on case studies.