Clemson University

LID Hot Topics: Costs, Perceptions, and Maintenance of LID Practices in Coastal SC

Clemson University will be partnering with Clemson Extension, North Carolina State University, the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the City of Myrtle Beach to offer a full day workshop on “LID Hot Topics: Costs, Perceptions, and Maintenance of LID Practices in Coastal SC."

The LID Hot Topics workshop will focus on the economic costs and benefits of implementing stormwater BMPs in site design in SC coastal communities, coastal SC residents’ perception of these stormwater management practices, and a maintenance cost calculator tool. Speakers include specialists with Clemson University and North Carolina State University. The workshop is intended for stormwater managers, engineers, landscape architects, developers, and other design and maintenance professionals working in coastal South Carolina. The workshop will be offered in two locations, Mount Pleasant, SC (August 28) and Myrtle Beach, SC (August 29). Cost is $25, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. This workshop can count for 4.5 PDHs/0.45 CEUs.

Location Details:

- August 28, 2019 in Mount Pleasant, SC
Mt Pleasant Town Hall, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant SC 29464

- August 29, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 815 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577


8:30am Sign-In and Morning Refreshments
9:00am Workshop Start; Welcome and Introductions
9:15am The Case for Low Impact Development, Amy Scaroni, Ph.D. Clemson Extension
10:00am Introduction to Stormwater Management Cost-Benefit Analysis, Marzieh Motallebi, Ph.D. Clemson University
10:30am Break
10:45am Case Studies/Field Applications
11:30am Property Value Effects of Stormwater BMPs and Residents’ Perception on Stormwater Management, Joan Ureta, Clemson University
12:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm LID Maintenance Costs and Business
Opportunities, Bill Hunt, Ph.D., PE, North Carolina State University
1:45pm Roundtable Discussion
2:30pm Wrap-up/Conclusion

Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:00am to 2:30pm

Mount Pleasant, SC OR Myrtle Beach, SC

Event Type



Beaufort, Cooperative Extension Service, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Water Resources, Carolina Clear, Ashley Cooper SEC, Lowcountry Stormwater Partners, Coastal Waccamaw SEC

Target Audience

General Public




Contact Name:

Marzieh Motallebi

Contact Phone:

843-546-1013, ext. 223

Contact Email:


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