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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  • Feng, Ching-Ju; Morin, Thomas L. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1977-03)
    The management and control of multiple-reservoir flood control systems is studied. Our objective is to devise operating policies which minimize flood damages as determined by the flood peaks. Methodologies are presented ...

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  • Provenzano, George (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1977-07)
    Barring major technological changes in available processes, projected expansion of energy production will utilize substantially increased quantities of water. In many areas of the country, planning will be needed to ...

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  • Male, James W.; Soliman, Karim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1978-10)
    Illinois diverts water from Lake Michigan to the Chicago River and Canal System in three primary ways: (1) diversions for municipal water supply, (2) storm water diverted away from the lake, and (3) direct diversions ...

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  • Hopkins, Lewis D.; Goulter, Ian C.; Kurtz, Kenneth B.; Wenzel, Harry G., Jr.; Brill, E. Downey, Jr. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1980-01)
    A target land use pattern found using a dynamic programming model is shown to be a useful reference for comparing the success of floodplain management policies. At least in the test case, there is interdependence in the ...

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  • Mades, Dean M.; Tauxe, George (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1980-02)

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