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State Water Plan Task Force


Mission

 
“For state agencies to develop a concise plan for addressing the water issues facing the state in an efficient and unified front.”   
 

Goals

 
  • Identify critical water issues
  • Make recommendations to address Issues
  • Implement recommendations
  • Revaluate critical issues and needs   


Upcoming Task Force Meeting Schedule

 
September 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - web conference   

Meeting Call in: 1-312-535-8110

Meeting number: 2469 825 4500

Password:  SWPTF 


The focus of the next State Water Plan Task Force meeting will be a detailed discussion to identify cross cutting recommendations and compare complementary benefits for each topic. Secondly, we will discuss the next steps in the report development and the format of the next Public Outreach meeting. 

Recent Task Force Meeting Details

 
  September 27, 2021   Agenda , Minutes, Video     
  September 8, 2021   Agenda , Minutes, Video     
  August 11, 2021   AgendaMinutes , Video   
  July 14, 2021   AgendaPresentation  Minutes , Video   
  April 21, 2021   AgendaPresentation  Minutes , Video   
  February 10, 2021   AgendaPresentation  Minutes , Video  
  September 16, 2020   AgendaPresentation  Minutes , Video  
  June 10, 2020   AgendaPresentation MinutesVideo      
  March 18, 2020   Cancelled due to COVID-19   
  December 11, 2019   AgendaPresentation ,Minutes   
  September 18, 2019   AgendaPresentation ,Minutes   
  June 12, 2019   AgendaPresentation Minutes   
  March 22, 2019   AgendaPresentation Minutes   
 
Recent Meeting Summary: Links are provided above for the September 8, 2021 meeting agenda, and minutes. This meeting was held using Web-Ex so a full recording of the meeting is also provided as a link. Each committee continues to finalize their recommendations over the next few months. The report schedule was discussed. Finally, the agenda for the next Task Force meetings was discussed.

The critical issues, lead agencies and contact information are shown in the table below.



#
​Issue
Lead Agency​
​Lead
Individual

​Email
​Supporting Agencies
​1
​Water Quality
​IEPA
Gregg Good
Michael Brown
​Gregg.Good@illinois.gov 
Michael.L.Brown@illinois.gov
​ISWS, ORC, IDPH, OMM
​2
​Climate Change
​ISWS
​Dave Kristovich

​dkristo@illinois.edu
​OWR, ORC, IWRC
​3
​Integrated Water Management
​OWR
​Loren Wobig
​loren.wobig@illinois.gov
​IEPA, ISWS
​4
​Long Term Funding
​IEPA
Chris Davis
Gary Bingeheimer
Christine.Davis@illinois.gov 
Gary.Bingeheimer@illinois.gov
​OWR, IDPH

​5
​Water Sustainability
​OWR
​Wes Cattoor
​wes.cattoor@illinois.gov
​ISWS, ORC

​6
​Lake Michigan
​OWR
​Jim Casey
​james.casey@illinois.gov
​IEPA

​7
​Flood Damage Mitigation
​OWR
​Terra McParland
​terra.mcparland.@illinois.gov
​IEMA, ISWS
​8
​Aquatic & Riparian Habitat
​ORC
​Brian Metzke
​brian.metzke@illinois.gov
​ISWS, OWR, IWRC
​9
​Water Use Laws & Regulations
​OWR
​Steve Altman
​steve.altman@illinois.gov
​IWRC
​10
​Navigation
​IDOT
​BJ Murray
​bj.murray@illinois.gov
​OWR
​11
​Erosion & Sedimentation
​DOA
​Michael Woods
​Michael.Woods@illinois.gov
​ISWS
​12
​Data Management
​ISWS
​Laura Keefer
​lkeefer@illinois.edu
​IDOT, IWRC
​13
​Recreation
​ORC
​Seth Love   
Brandon Caputo
​seth.love@illinois.gov  Brennan.Caputo@Illinois.gov
​IDOT, OWR




 Project Schedule


Developing Recommendations Phase

Sept. 27 – SWPTF meeting - Review 2 topics and coordination
Oct. TBD – SWPTF meeting - Review 2 topics and coordination
Nov. TBD – SWPTF meeting - Review 2 topics and coordination


Final Report Phase

Nov. 3 – Submit Committee’s Draft Section
Nov. 10 – SWPTF meeting – discuss draft report 
Nov. 30 – Combined Draft report developed
Jan. 12 – SWPTF meeting – Final Public Outeach coordination
Jan. 25-27 – Final Public Outreach meetings
Feb. 28 – Close Public Comments
Spring 2022 - Publish Report

(Outreach meetingsTask Force Meetings)




Public Outreach Events and Resources

 

Public Outreach 2, May 2021



Main Outreach Presentation 

 

The following links provide a brief overview about each of the 13 identified critical issues and the draft recommendations. The presentation has been provided in both a video or slideshow format to allow viewing options. 

Recorded Summary Video Link:  View  Download
Recorded Summary Slideshow Link:  Link


Live Q&A Sessions 

 

Three sessions were held at varying times to maximize public participation. Each day’s meetings covered the same information and lasted around 1.5 hours. The Introduction and Wrap-up sessions were open to all attendees at once. Breakout rooms were provided to allow discussion of specific topics as listed below. 

Links to the recordings of the Q&A Sessions are posted below in red



Sessions/Issues 
Tuesday
5/25/2021
6:00 pm CST

Wednesday
5/26/2021
2:00 pm CST 

Thursday
5/27/2021
10:00 am CST

Introduction (10 min) 

Tues Intro
Recording 

Weds Intro
Recording 

Thurs Intro
Recording

Breakout Room 1: (40 min)

· Water Sustainability

· Lake Michigan

· Integrated Water Management 

Same as Intro
Same as Intro
Same as Intro
Breakout Room 2: (40 min)

· Water Quality 

· Long Term Funding 

· Aquatic & Riparian Habitat

No Recording
No Recording
Thurs Breakout 2

Breakout Room 3: (40 min)

· IL Water Use Laws & Regs

· Navigation

· Erosion & Sedimentation

· Recreation

Tues Breakout 3
Recording

Weds Breakout 3
Recording

Thurs Breakout 3
Recording

Breakout Room 4: (40 min)

· Climate Change

· Flood Damage Mitigation

· Data Management

Tues Breakout 4
No Recording

Weds Breakout Recording
Thurs Breakout Recording
Wrap Up (30 min)
Same as Intro
Same as Intro
Same as Intro



Public Outreach 1, December 2020

Thank you to all those who participated in the Public Outreach meetings that were held in December 2020 and for those that responded to the public survey.    

Main Outreach Presentation

 

The following links provide a brief overview about each of the 13 identified critical issues. The presentation has been provided in both a video or slideshow format to allow viewing options. 

Recorded Summary Video Link:  SWP_Phase1_FullPresentation.mp4

Recorded Summary Slideshow Link:  SWP_Phase1_FullPresentation
Transcript Link:  SWP Phase 1 FullPresentation

Live Q&A Sessions

 

Links to Live recordings of the meetings have been posted below.



​Sessions/Issue

Tuesday
12/1/2020
10 am CST


Wednesday 12/2/2020
2:00 pm CST


Thursday
12/3/2020
5:00 pm CST

​Introduction
(15 min)



Tues Intro
 Recording   

Weds Intro
Recording

Thurs Intro
Recording 

Breakout Rm 1: 1 hr
· Water Sustainability
· Lake Michigan
· Integrated Water Management

​Same as Intro

​Same as Intro
​Same as Intro
Breakout Rm 2: 1 hr
· Water Quality
· Long Term Funding
· Aquatic & Riparian Habitat



Tues Breakout 2

No Recording 

 
 



Weds Breakout 2 
No Recording 






Thurs Breakout 2
No Recording 

 
 

Breakout Rm 3: 1 hr
· IL Water Use Laws & Regs
· Navigation
· Erosion & Sedimentation
· Recreation

Tues Breakout 3
Recording


 


Weds Breakout 3
Recording  
 



Thurs Breakout 3
Recording  




Breakout Rm 4: 1 hr
· Climate Change
· Flood Damage Mitigation
· Data Management

Tues Breakout 4
Recording   



Weds Breakout 4
No Recording



Thurs Breakout 4
Recording   




Wrap Up (45 min)


​Same as Intro


Same as Intro


Same as Intro








Current Activities

 
The Task Force will continue addressing the issues that they are leading. This may include any of the following activities.
  • Identifying lead individuals
  • Determining committee members
  • Researching previous and current applicable activities
  • Coordination with supporting agencies
  • Outreach to stakeholders
  • Identifying key problems to address
  • Developing recommendations for the key problems
 

Plan Update Supporting Documents

 
Water Quality Stakeholder Meeting 2020-08-06
  • 2020_08_06 NGO Input WQI SWP Final Minutes pdf

Water Quality Stakeholder Meeting 2020-08-13
  • 2020_08_13 Final NGO Input Funding Minutes pdf

State Water Plan Task Force Overview

 
An Illinois State Water Plan was first published in March of 1967 and was entitled “Water for Illinois, A Plan for Action”. 
 
In 1980 Governor Thompson appointed a Task Force to prepare a State Water Plan.  The current State Water Plan Task Force is comprised of the following members:  
 
 
The plan was intended to provide policy and program guidance in water resources management.  The most recent Illinois State Water Plan: Critical Issues, Cross-Cutting Topics, Operating Issues was published in January 1984.  Following this report, the Task Force continued to meet and publish several subsequent documents to continue the planning process and to provide updated information.  A list of published documents is provided below.

 

Published Documents

 
Reports are listed in chronological order. Bold indicates Original State Water Plan (1967) and major updates through 1994. Click on leftmost icon below for links to the reports. 

      Water for Illinois: A Plan for Action (Mar 1967)
      Plan of Study: Illinois State Water Plan (Mar 1981) 
      Illinois Water Resources and Use (Jan 1982, Special Report No. 1)
      Atmospheric Changes and Management Issues (Aug 1982, Special Report No. 2)
      Hydropower (Oct 1982, Information Paper No. 1)
      Inland Waterway and Deep Draft Navigation (Oct 1982, Information Paper No. 2)
      Illinois Water Research Needs and a Catalog of Water Research in Illinois (Mar 1983, Special Report No. 5)
      Drought Contingency Planning (Jun 1983, Special Report No. 3)
      Water Conservation.pdf (Jan 1984, Special Report No. 4)
      Instream Flow Protection: A Planning Standard for Illinois Streams (UNK, Special Report No. 6)
      Illinois State Water Plan: Critical Issues, Cross-Cutting Topics, Operating Issues (Jan 1984)
      Strategy for the Protection of Underground Water in Illinois (Oct 1984, Special Report No. 8)
      Lake Sedimentation Surveys in Illinois (Feb 1985, Special Report No. 9)
      Stream Sediment Monitoring Program for Illinois (Aug 1985, Special Report No. 10)
      Illinois Streamgaging Network Program: Related Studies and Results (Dec 1986, Prepared for SWPTF)
      Illinois River Basin Action Plan (Oct 1987, Special Report No. 11)
      Groundwater Quantity Issues (Feb 1989, Special Report No. 12)
      Biological Stream Characterization (BSC): A Biological Assessment of Illinois Stream Quality (Jul 1989, Special Report No. 13)
      Ground-Water Supply and Demand in Illinois (1991, Special Report No. 14)
      Illinois Streams Natural Resource Assessment (Sept 1990, Special Report No. 16)
      State of Illinois Response to the 1988-1990 Drought (Jan 1991, Special Report No. 17)
      Illinois State Water Plan: Remaining Issues and Implementation Requirements (Nov 1994)
      State of Illinois Drought Preparedness and Response Plan (Oct 2011, Update of Drought Contingency Planning Report Above)
     
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