Illinois Water Resources Center

 

The Illinois Water Resources Center works with scientists, water professionals, and communities to address the state’s water resource challenges. Every year, we award roughly $40,000 to university-based researchers throughout the state and help scientists working on regional issues secure funding through the National Competitive Grants Program.

Our outreach specialists partner with government agencies, universities, and communities to educate professionals and the public on key water resource issues, including private well care, water and wastewater treatment, nutrient management, and emerging contaminants. Through research conferences and memberships with the National Institutes of Water Resources, the Illinois Water Resources Center also helps researchers and students connect with others working on water resource issues.

The Illinois Water Resources Center is one of 54 federally-funded water research institutes in the United States. These centers, which collectively form the National Institutes for Water Resources, were created by the Water Resources Act of 1964 and are funded by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • Gilekson, Robert H.; Perry, Eugene C., Jr.; Cowart, James B.; Holtzman, Richard B. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1984-04-01)
    Stable and radioactive isotopes in groundwater were studied in an investigation of the natural geologic sources of high concentrations of ²²⁶Ra and ²²⁸Ra in confined aquifers in the Cambrian and Ordovician bedrock of ...

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  • Stout, Glenn Emanuel; Naymik, Thomas F.; Larson, Timothy H.; Schock, Michael R. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1984-09-01)
    This study was designed to study the advantages, disadvantages, and effects of artificial recharge, using sanitary plant effluent as recharge water. A numerical groundwarer model was constructed for a site near Aurora, ...

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  • Elzeftawy, Atef; Cartwright, Keros (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1983-04-01)
    This paper describes a new method developed to predict the transport of moisture and contaminants in soils. Study results indicate that this method could help simplify evaluation of municipal and industrial waste disposal ...

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  • Gilkeson, Robert H.; Cartwright, Keros; Cowart, James B.; Holtzman, Richard B. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1983-05-01)
    Dissolved conentrations of the natural radioisotopes ²²²Rn, ²²⁶Ra, ²²⁸Ra, ²³⁰Th, ²³²Th, ²³⁴U and ²³⁸U and the element Ba²⁺ were investigated in a study of high concentrations of ²²⁶Ra, ²²⁸Ra, and Ba²⁺ in groundwater from ...

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  • Gilkeson, Robert H.; Specht, Susan A.; Cartwright, Keros; Griffin, Robert Alfred; Larson, Thurston Eric (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1978-08-01)
    Analyses of water from municipal wells in Illinois by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency showed that more than 300 wells exceeded the upper limit, 3 picocuries/liter (U.S. Public Health Service, 1962), for gross ...

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