Climate Connection Workshop: Weathering the Storm

February 22, 2018 all-day
Phillips Market Center
3483 Charleston Hwy
West Columbia, SC 29172
Hope Mizell


Climate Connection Workshops:

Weathering the Storm


Impacts of Extremes on South Carolina’s Built & Natural Environments
The SC State Climatology Office, in collaboration with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), and SC Water Resources Center, is planning a series of three one-day educational workshops.

The first workshop was held in Greenville in early December 2017.

The next two workshops will be held in Columbia and Charleston, providing information relevant to stakeholders in each of these regions about responses to recent extreme events.

The second workshop will be held in

Columbia, SC on Thursday, February 22.

More information about Charleston coming soon!

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Columbia Workshop Registration



The workshops are intended to provide information about:

·     the impacts of climate variability and extremes

·     how agencies and organizations have responded to recent extremes

·     how they are planning for future events

We will start each workshop with an overview of recent extremes that have impacted the region, including the October 2015 heavy rainfall and flooding event, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, and the drought and wildfires in fall of 2016.

The workshop will also include presentations from agency representatives.

Columbia presentations will include:

·     Hurricanes, Droughts, Rain Bombs, and More

·     An overview of recent extreme events affecting South Carolina

·     How flashy is your flood risk?

·     Understanding the SC Flood Mitigation Program

·     After the Flood

·     Revitalization of the SC Dam Safety Program

·     From Too Much Water to Not Enough

·     Water planning in South Carolina

·     Catching Fire

·     Wildfire risks, impacts, and management



 Registration is FREE, but required.
Lunch will be provided.


Columbia DATE and TIME

Thursday, February 22, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Lunch will be provided.

Columbia Workshop Location

The Phillips Market Center

@ the State Farmer’s Market

117 Ballard Court

West Columbia, SC 29172






Contact Hope Mizzell at (803) 734-9568 or


Amanda Farris at (803) 777-6875 or


The series is a follow-up to a similar 2012 workshop series.

More information about those events is available at:

You are receiving this e-mail because of previous attendance at events hosted by either the SC State Climatology Office, the SC Water Resources Center, or CISA. 

Contact Information

Lexington County Soil and Water Conservation District
123 Park Rd.
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 358-8688
Fax: (855) 602-5196