Water Management: An Illinois Perspective Recap

The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) recently hosted a special seminar entitled “Water Management: An Illinois Perspective” featuring two prominent water managers from that state. The Oct. 14 virtual seminar drew approximately 35 participants and included commentary and reactions from Nebraska water managers.

Illinois’ State Geologist Richard Berg and State Hydrologist Laura Keefer discussed groundwater modeling, water planning and the state’s hydrology. Together, they have 80 years of experience working for the state of Illinois and shared what they’ve learned along the way with participants. At the conclusion of their seminar, Jennifer Schelpepper, water planning division head with Nebraska’s Department of Natural Resources and Dave Rus, hydrologist with the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center, offered their reactions and compared water management between the two midwestern states.

A recording of the seminar is available on the NWC’s YouTube channel.

Participants shared several links during the presentation which are listed below: