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James Blake Atkins, Ph.D. 2000-2004

AtkinsColumbia, S.C.

Second District: All of Allendale, Barnwell, Hampton, Jasper and Lexington, as well as parts of Aiken, Beaufort, Calhoun, Colleton, Orangeburg and Richland

Term:    2000 - 2004

Elected to the Commission in February 2000.

University of South Carolina (BS, Marine Science/Oceanography), Clemson University (MS, Environmental Systems Engineering), University of South Carolina (Ph.D., Marine Science/Oceanography), Certified Civil Court Mediator by the SC Council for Conflict Resolution.

Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey (1977-1979), Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University (1981-1984), Section Chief, N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation (1984-1985), Surface Water Hydrology Section Chief, South Carolina Water Resources Commission (1985-1994), Senior Scientist, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (1994- 1996), Research Associate ProfessorUniversity of South Carolina (1996-2000)

Professional  Affiliations

  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • NARUC - Committee on Water
  • Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 
  • American Water Works Association and SC Section
  • Term ended March 2004.