A statewide group devoted to eco-friendly construction practices will sponsor a half-day seminar and panel discussion on water quality Wednesday in Greenville.

The U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina conference, entitled “Sustainable Stormwater Practices for the Future,” is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at KROC Center, 424 Westfield St.

“Over time, watershed areas have changed as our communities and cities become more developed, resulting in damage and other severe consequences whenever heavy rain events occur due to stormwater runoff,” the council notes.

USGBC South Carolina says the conference will “review our current status and what’s being done.” The conference also will discuss how builders and other groups can mitigate the impacts of stormwater, come up with new designs and “explore hydrological dynamics from a watershed and soils perspective,” according to the council. Presenters stem from municipalities, universities and the private sector.

The cost, which includes breakfast, is $10 for USGBC members and $15 for nonmembers. Email Dan Roberts at danroberts708@gmail.com.

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.