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Illinois water management plan gets boost from Midwest and international experts, local water stakeholders
  • May 16, 2008
"Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers" helps move Illinois closer to developing a statewide system for managing its water resources
Swimming against the stream
In the face of water shortage concerns prompted by a growing population, climate change, and federal regulations, Illinois still lacks a statewide framework for managing water resources. “Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers,” a May 16 conference, will spark dialogue about the complex governance decisions necessary to manage Illinois’ future water supply.
Illinois Launches New Program to Head Off Projected Water Shortages and Water Quality Concerns in the Chicago Region
  • Jun 5, 2006
Droughts, dry wells, and potability threats led to the creation of the Illinois Water Supply Initiative, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive state program to manage precious water resources
State Sen. Susan Garrett to Launch First-Ever Illinois Water Supply Initiative at June 5 News Conference
  • Jun 1, 2006
Landmark program will address projected water shortages and quality issues in northeastern Illinois through a comprehensive, newly funded plan
Pilot watershed projects complete action plans
The Campaign for Sensible Growth releases interim watershed plan reports for the Trim Creek and Greater Marengo-Union Area watersheds.
Governor recognizes Illinois’ "Troubled Waters"
  • Jan 10, 2006
Executive order follows recommendations of new Campaign for Sensible Growth report that demonstrates the need for statewide leadership for regional water supply planning to prevent a water crisis in Illinois.

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