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 for a free lunch and learn event on July 22 in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Illinois State Water Survey.
12:30 p.m. Boxed lunch and poster session
1:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks from IDNR director Colleen Callahan
1:40 p.m. Introductory remarks from Kevin OBrien, director of the Illinois State Water Survey
1:45 p.m. Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) program, Jennie Atkins
2:00 p.m. Status of floodplain mapping in Illinois, Glenn Heistand
2:15 p.m. Water supply planning, Jason Zhang
2:30 -2:50 p.m. Break and poster session
2:50 p.m. Statewide groundwater issues, Walt Kelly
3:05 p.m. State climate outlook, Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford
3:20 p.m. Closing remarks, Kevin OBrien
3:30-4 p.m. poster session