Lessons Learned from Incorporating Climate Considerations in the Three Rivers Watershed-Based Plan
Full Research Article – Special Issue
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has recently incentivized planners to incorporate climate change projections into watershed-based plans. Methods for doing so vary by geography, specific basin-level conditions, and available resources. This short communication documents an early example developed by a collaborative team including a council of governments, private contractor, and university researchers. We outline steps taken to construct climate change scenarios, incorporate them into a basin-level model, and develop a holistic approach to climate adaptation and resilience for the Three Rivers Watershed-Based Plan in the Columbia, South Carolina, metropolitan area. We present lessons learned about integrating appropriate climate change scenarios with hydrological tools and incorporating a community development strategy that addresses freshwater pollution and integrates cobenefits and equitable adaptation frameworks into the watershed-based planning process.
Carbone, Gregory; Fleming, Jory; Ellis, Kathryn; and Espinosa, Guillermo J.
"Lessons Learned from Incorporating Climate Considerations in the Three Rivers Watershed-Based Plan,"
Journal of South Carolina Water Resources: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/jscwr/vol9/iss1/6