State Water Plan Task Force

FAQ Index

Questions

 

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

  • January 9, 2023, 1:30 PM - web conference

    Meeting Call in: 24524293075@illinois.webex.com 
    Meeting number: 2452 429 3075
    Password: WINTER

  • Agenda

     

    The focus of the next State Water Plan Task Force Meeting will be to discuss the updated SWP website and will review work that has been accomplished for the recommendations to date.

 

Recent Task Force Meeting Details


Recent Meeting: Links are provided above for previous meeting agendas, presentations, and minutes. If the meeting was held remotely using Web-Ex, a full recording of the meeting is also provided as a link. 

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


 

​Number​IssueLead Agency​​Lead IndividualEmail​Supporting Agencies
​1​Water Quality​IEPAMichael Brown ​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​IEPAChris Davis Gary Bingenheimer ​Christine.Davis@illinois.gov​Gary.Bingenheimer@illinois.gov

​OWR, IDPH

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

​ISWS, ORC

​6​Lake Michigan​OWR​Ania Bayers​Ania.Bayers@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 Brennan Caputo ​seth.love@illinois.gov​​Brennan.Caputo@Illinois.gov​IDOT, OWR

 

 

 

Project Schedule

  • September 30, 2022 - Close Public Comments
  • October 17, 2022 - SWPTF meeting
  • November 2022 - Publish Final Report

 

 

Public Outreach Events and Resources

 

 

Public Outreach 3, August 2022

We held three public meetings in August to present information about the State Water Plan updated DRAFT report. Meetings were both in person and virtual. A combined set of Outreach Meeting minutes were developed and questions that were asked during the meetings have been documented: Minutes .

  • August 24, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm. Yorkville Public Library, Community Room, 902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville, IL 60560

    Meeting Recording: link

 

  • August 25, 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm. John A. Logan College, Ivy Room (Rm. 104), 700 Logan College Dr, Carterville, IL 62918

    Meeting Recording: Link

 

  • August 29, 2022, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Department of Agriculture Administrative Building, Auditorium, 801 E Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL 62702

    Meeting recording: Link

A presentation was provided during the outreach sessions that outlines how the update was completed, the protocol for providing public comments and provides a brief overview of the report.

For those that missed the meetings, you can either review a recording from one of the outreach sessions as linked above or you can review a PDF of the presentation.

 

 

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.

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 IntroRecording

Weds IntroRecording

Thurs IntroRecording

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

Tues Breakout 2
No Recording

Weds Breakout 2
No Recording

Thurs Breakout 2
Recording

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

 

 

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.