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125 Years of Water and Weather

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Illinois State Water Survey
Lakeview Rooms, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Building, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield
Jul 22, 2020   12:30 - 3:30 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 for a free lunch and learn event on July 22 in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Illinois State Water Survey. 

Tentative Program

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

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