The Illinois Water Conference is just around the corner. Illinois Water 2010 will take place October 5-7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.

Conference highlights include: a featured talk by Robert Glennon, author of Water Follies and Unquenchable; sessions on Asian carp policy and management practices; the Green Infrastructure Act and implications for water supply; a student career panel; and much more. This year’s conference includes presentations by three IISG specialists—Martin Jaffe, environmental planning specialist, Margaret Schneemann, water resource economist, and Kristin TePas, aquatic invasives extension associate.

The Illinois Water Resource Center (IWRC) hosts this biennial event. Over the last 12 years, the conference has drawn agency personnel, academics, students, educators and community members from across the state for a glimpse at the latest scientific discoveries related to Illinois water systems. This year’s conference will focus on all aspects of water sustainability in the state.

IWRC is part of a nation-wide network of university-based water centers funded by the U.S. Geological Survey. IWRC facilitates research, promotes technology transfer, provides training of scientists and engineers through research support, and provides for competitive grants to be awarded under the Water Resources Research Act.

Visit the Illinois Water 2010 conference page or contact Lisa Merrifield for more information.