Across the country, there is a constant debate over the amount of water available for agriculture,industry and residential use. Water is a precious commodity and there have been local, state and federal solutions to making water available to all. In South Carolina, one such solution was the Surface Water Act of 2010, which made the state’s river ways available for agriculture use. Yet, there is a continued debate on the amount of water available for agriculture purposes. Join the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation for a Food Dialogues event featuring experts on water, sustainability, farmers and ranchers, for a discussion on water use in South Carolina.During two separate panels, moderated by David Stanton, insert title here, we’ll address the following questions:
Panel 1 – A closer look at South Carolina’s water needs
What are the state’s water needs? What options, such as the Surface Water Act of 2010, have beenemployed or evaluated to address those water needs?
Panel 2 – Balancing the demands for water with the need to grow and raise food
Is agriculture the biggest user of water in the state? Are there technologies we can employ to better manage water being used by agriculture? What more can agriculture, business and residential users of water do to be more efficient users of this precious commodity?