Illinois Water Resources Center


Created in 1964, the Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) receives annual funding from the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Illinois, as part of a nationwide network of university-based water centers. IWRC is dedicated to research and outreach programs on water resources issues critical to Illinois and the Midwest.

Research priorities for IWRC include: Watershed and stream protection; integrated water management for multiple users; wetland processes; and emerging issues, including other innovative research topics that are not included in the priorities above.

The Center takes a special interest in helping young scientists establish a record of accomplishment in water resources research. Virtually all projects supported by the IWRC contribute significantly to the education of students, both graduate and undergraduate, who participate in the research projects.

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