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125 Years of Water and Weather

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Illinois State Water Survey
Illini Union Ballrooms A and B
Feb 4, 2020   1:00 - 4:30 pm  

The Illinois State Water Survey traces its start back to 1895 when the Illinois legislature appropriated $5,000 to the University of Illinois, earmarking $4,000 to study the state's water supply. Since then, the Water Survey has been a leader in the study of water resources, weather, and climate.

Join us as we commemorate the Water Survey's 125th anniversary. The survey's expert staff will present posters and give presentations that provide a snapshot of the current state of water, weather, and climate in Illinois, as well as the data, services, and resources the Water Survey provides that help address challenges and support Illinois communities. 


1:00 PM poster session

1:30 PM Welcome

1:45 PM How will climate change affect Illinois communities, and what can we do? (Ashish Sharma, Liang Chen)

2:15 PM Illinois Flood Hazards: Identification, Presentation, and Communicating Risk (Sally McConkey)

2:45 -3:30 PM poster session

3:30 PM  Benchmark Sediment Monitoring Program: 35-year trends analyses (Laura Keefer)

4:00 PM  Mahomet Aquifer – Water for Champaign and Central Illinois (Walt Kelly, Steve Wilson)

4:30 PM Closing remarks

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