2014 Illinois Water Conference held at University of Illinois

URBANA - Researchers, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency personnel, and students from around the state will gather at the University of Illinois' Illini Union for the 2014 Illinois Water Conference on October 14 and 15.

During the conference, the latest research on issues affecting the state's water resources and systems, such as climate change and emerging contaminants, will be presented. 

The conference, sponsored by the Illinois Water Resource Center, will start with a panel discussion on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.  The strategy will be presented to the U.S. EPA after a public comment period.  Illinois EPA, Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Illinois Farm Bureau representatives will introduce nutrient management practices listed in the strategy, and will discuss how to improve local water quality.  Representatives will also address the lack of oxygen in the water located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Students interested in water resource careers can also attend a career panel held on October 15 to learn more about careers in engineering, biology, planning, and public outreach.

For more information, visit http://www.isws.illinois.edu/hilites/confinfo/water2014/.
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