Illinois Water Supplies:
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The conference begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18 and concludes at noon on Thursday, July 20. Former Senator Paul Simon will be the luncheon speaker on July 19. An evening cruise on Lake Michigan has been scheduled for July 19, beginning at 6:30 PM and concluding at 8:00 PM. The sailing ship will depart from the south side of Navy Pier, just a short (10 minute) walk from the Holiday Inn.


Conference Program

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

12:00 Registration

1:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  Derek Winstanley, Conference Chair, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Lt. Governor Corinne Wood, Chair, Illinois River Coordinating Council

1:15 State Water Plan Update   (abstract)
Donald R. Vonnahme, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

SESSION I - Water Supply and Demand Issues
Moderator - Scott C. Meyer, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1:55 Hindsight is 2020, A Comparison of Water Demand Projections to 2020 and Actual Water Use since 1960   (abstract)
Sally McConkey, Illinois State Water Survey, and John Marlin, Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

2:25

Climate Change and Impacts on Water Resources   (abstract)
Kenneth E. Kunkel, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

2:55 Break

3:15 Water Quality Issues in the Sinkhole Plain of Southwestern Illinois   (abstract)
Joan Bade, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

 

3:45 Constraints on Water Supply at Rockford, Illinois Imposed by Ground-Water Contamination   (abstract)
John Crooks, City of Rockford Water Division

4:15 Irrigation in Illinois   (abstract)
F. William Simmons, University of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

4:45 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 19, 2000
8:30 Opening Remarks and Announcements

SESSION I - (Continued) Water Supply and Demand Issues
Moderator - Richard E. Sparks, University of Illinois Water Resources Center
8:40 The Mahomet Aquifer Consortium   (abstract)
Duane Cole, Northern Illinois Water Corporation

9:10 Distribution of Illinois Aquifers and Surface Water Supplies   (abstract)
H. Vernon Knapp, Illinois State Water Survey, Edward Mehnert and Richard J. Rice, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

9:40 Potential Drinking Water Concerns in Ground and Surface Water in the Illinois River Basin-U. S. Geological Survey Perspective from the National Water Quality Assessment   (abstract)
Kelly L. Warner, Paul Terrio, Robin King, George Groschen, Terri Arnold, William S. Morrow, Mike Friedel, and Mitchell A. Harris, United States Geological Survey

10:10 Break

SESSION II - Water Quality Issues
Moderator - John Crooks, City of Rockford Water Division
10:30 Trends in Tightening of Federal Water Quality Regulations   (abstract)
Frederick W. Pontius, P.E., Pontius Water Consultants, Inc.

11:00 Tightening of Water Quality Regulations: The State’s Perspective   (abstract)
Dianna L. Heaberlin, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

11:30 Future State Laboratory Funding Costs Associated with Upcoming Regulations   (abstract)
Kenneth A. Alderson, Illinois Municipal League

12:00 Lunch, Keynote Address
Former U.S. Senator Paul Simon, Director, Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

1:30 Future Costs Associated with Upcoming Regulations: A Case Study   (abstract)
Craig Cummings, Consumers Illinois Water Company

2:00 Future Technologies Available to Meet Regulations   (abstract)
Steve Medlar, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

2:30 Creation of a Regional Water Supply System   (abstract)
William D. Koepsel, Jr., and Melanie VanHeirseele, Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency

3:00 Break

SESSION III - Legal and Management Issues
Moderator - Don Vonnahme, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
3:20

Who Regulates the State's Waters?   (abstract)
Gary R. Clark, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

3:50 The Relationship Between Water Allocation and Land Use Planning in Illinois   (abstract)
A. Dan Tarlock, Chicago-Kent College of Law

4:20 Lake Michigan Diversion: Current Status and Future Outlook   (abstract)
Daniel Injerd, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

4:50 Adjourn

6:30 Boat Excursion Aboard the "Windy" (Optional Event, Extra Fee)

Thursday, July 20, 2000
8:30 Opening Remarks and Announcements

SESSION IV - Socioeconomic Issues
Moderator - John Marlin, Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

8:40 Societal Costs of Floods and Droughts   (abstract)
Stanley A. Changnon, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

9:10 Water Reuse   (abstract)
John R. Sheaffer, Sheaffer International, L.L.C.

9:40 Impacts of Surface Water Supply Deficits to the Aquatic Ecosystem   (abstract)
Lawrence M. Page, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

10:10 Break

10:30 Investments in Water Efficiency: Your Least-Cost Source of Treated Water   (abstract)
Edward R. Osann, Potomac Resources, Inc.

11:00 Open Discussion Period

11:30 Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
Derek Winstanley, Conference Chair, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Water Survey

12:00 Conference Adjourns
   
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