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Putting the Infrastructure in Green Infrastructure
The term "green infrastructure" troubles me a bit. I think it's because it often seems to me that the "green" part gets a lot more attention than the "infrastructure" part, when in reality it's that latter half of the term that is probably more important. I think most people working in stormwater…
Illinois American Water environmental grants available
MPC Research Assistant Dan McDonell wrote this post. Illinois American Water (IAW), a private water supplier serving parts of the greater Chicago area, has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2011 Environmental Grant Program to improve and protect local watersheds. Created in…
New report tackles projected water shortages, quality issues in Illinois
  • Nov 20, 2009
Chicago, IL—Today, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and Openlands, both longtime advocates for sustainable water supply management, released Before the Wells Run Dry: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies in Illinois, a joint report with recommendations for improving local and regional…
Growing population, leaky pipes, inconsistent planning lead to projected water shortages, quality issues in Illinois
  • Sep 30, 2009

Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands to discuss proposals for improving local and regional water supply planning, conservation strategies across Illinois, at Oct. 13 forum in the Loop 

Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers: Is the State of Illinois Prepared for Water Shortages?
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  • May 16, 2008
To ensure the region has enough clean water now and in the future, water experts and professionals from Illinois and across the Great Lakes region came together at “Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers: Water Governance Solutions for Illinois,” an all-day conference in Chicago, sponsored…
Changing Course: Recommendations for Balancing Regional Growth and Water Resources in Northern Illinois
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  • Dec 16, 2004
Examined the relationship between development practices and water quality and quantity in a 12-county northeastern Illinois region.

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