State Water Plan Task Force

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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

  • June 11, 2022, 9:00 AM - web conference

    Meeting Call in: 1-312-535-8110
    Meeting number: 2452 495 3933
    Password: taskforce

    Agenda

    The focus of the next State Water Plan Task Force meeting will be a detailed discussion of the combined report and the final Public Outreach meetings.

 

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​IEPAGregg 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​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​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

Final Report Phase

  • June 23 – Task Force review comments due

  • July 11 – SWPTF meeting 

  • July 22 – NGO and Stakeholder review comments due

  • Early August – Publish Draft Report and Final Public Outreach meetings

  • Early September - Close Public Comments

  • September TBD - SWPTF meeting

  • Fall 2022 - Publish Report

 

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

 

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.

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.