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State Water Plan Task Force

FAQ Index

    Questings

    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 31, 2022, 9:00 AM - web conference

      Meeting Call in: 1-312-535-8110
      Meeting number: 2466 568 5973
      Password: SWPTF

      Agenda

      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. The following topics will be discussed:
      • Jan. - Erosion & Sedimentation and Climate Change

     

    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

    Developing Recommendations Phase

    • Jan. 31 – SWPTF meeting - Review 2 topics and coordination

    Final Report Phase

    • Feb. 15 – Submit Committee’s Draft Section

    • Feb. TBD - SWPTF meeting - Combined Report Discussion, Introduction

    • March TBD - SWPTF meeting - Combined Report Discussion, Conclusions

    • April 15 – Combined Draft report developed

    • April TBD – SWPTF meeting – Combined Report Discussion and Final Public Outreach coordination

    • May TBD – Final Public Outreach meetings

    • June TBD – Close Public Comments

    • Summer 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.