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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 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. 

Doors open at 1 p.m. for a poster session, and presentations are from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.


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

2:15 p.m. Understanding flood risk (Glenn Heistand)

2:45 to 3:30 p.m. poster session

3:30 p.m.  Long-term sediment trends in Illinois streams (Laura Keefer, Illinois State Hydrologist)

4:00 p.m. The Mahomet Aquifer – Past, Present, and Future (George Roadcap)

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