HISTORY
Water for Illinois: A Plan for Action (Mar 1967)
Benjamin B. Ewing, Director
Water Resources Center In 1963 a Water Resources Center was established by the Graduate College of the University of Illinois on the Urbana campus. Soon after passage of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964, the Center was designated by the Governor as the participating institute under Title I of the Act. The purpose of the Center is the administrative coordination of the broad range of inter-disciplinary programs relating to water which are now in operation at the University. An Executive Committee is responsible for the development of general policies related to the activities of the Center. The Executive Committee and the Director have the assistance of a Technical Advisory Committee, which consists of technical experts from the faculty in the disciplines contributing to the water resources efforts of the University. Also, a statewide Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of other Illinois universities and officials of various State agencies involved in water resources development advises the Center on research needs. A wide variety of colleges, departments, and other units of the University, including the Engineering Experiment Station and the Agricultural Experiment Station, are engaged in various aspects of water resources research. Current research includes the hydrologic cycle, water quality and pollution, and socio-economic aspects of water resources.
Plan of Study: Illinois State Water Plan (Mar 1981)
Water Resources Center alongside Water Resources Commission were responsible for public forums on Water Resources in Illinois. 5 meetings were held in Chicago, Peoria, Dekalb, Carbondale and Edwardsville in 1980. In 1979-1980, WRC hosted local and regional workshops to increase awareness and to communicate water conservation technology. IWRC planned to serve in a liaison role between a Water Resources Task Force and the General Assembly and Academic community.
Illinois Water Resources and Use (Jan 1982, Special Report No. 1)
Later publications state it was published by IWRC. This copy says it is an SWPTF report.
Atmospheric Changes and Management Issues (Aug 1982, Special Report No. 2)
Hydropower (Oct 1982, Information Paper No. 1)
Inland Waterway and Deep Draft Navigation (Oct 1982, Information Paper No. 2)
Illinois Water Research Needs and a Catalog of Water Research in Illinois (Mar 1983, Special Report No. 5)
Conference report of the Water Resources Center annual meeting in 1982. Glenn Stout and Richard Buhr compiled the document for the IWRC. According to the document, “The Water Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was asked to prepare the report. One of the WRC’s missions is to help coordinate water research conducted at state educational institutions and to disseminate information on that research. As part of this mission, the WRC holds annual meetings that focus on various aspects of Illinois water research, and the WRC has also published two catalogs of Illinois water research projects in the past. The first catalog, “Water Resources Research in Illinois,” was published in September 1967. The second, entitled “Catalog of Water Resources Research in Illinois,” was published in July 1977.”

These reports could also lead to more information about the IWRC.
Drought Contingency Planning (Jun 1983, Special Report No. 3)
Water Conservation.pdf (Jan 1984, Special Report No. 4)
IWRC helped in compiling the report, but no there was no mention of IWRC’s role in the collection of data or steps for the future. IWRC seemed to take more of an administrative role in many of these special reports.
Instream Flow Protection: A Planning Standard for Illinois Streams (UNK, Special Report No. 6)
Illinois State Water Plan: Critical Issues, Cross-Cutting Topics, Operating Issues (Jan 1984)
WRC, alongside the Illinois State Water Survey, were responsible for the topic of Water Research and Education in the 1984 State Water Plan. Discusses the publication of a special report No. 1, “Illinois Water Resources and Uses,” by the IWRC published in 1982.

“The Water Resources Center of the University of Illinois sponsored a day-long conference on May 7th, 1982 that brought together representatives of the Task Force agencies and researchers from State universities and State and federal agencies to examine Illinois water research needs, with particular attention to the State’s water planning efforts. One hundred and forty-eight research areas were identified. At the request of the Task Force, the WRC conducted a survey of the water research projects that State agencies and researchers were conducting or supporting in June 1982. Twenty-four agencies, universities, and consulting firms responded, reporting more than 160 projects. The WRC the issued a report in March 1983 entitled “Illinois Water Research Needs and a Catalog of Water Research in Illinois,” State Water Plan Special Report No. 5 that summarized the findings of the conference and survey. Its purpose was to identify research that might already be addressing information needs of the
Illinois State Water Plan: Critical Issues, Cross-Cutting Topics, Operating Issues (Jan 1984)
WRC, alongside the Illinois State Water Survey, were responsible for the topic of Water Research and Education in the 1984 State Water Plan. Discusses the publication of a special report No. 1, “Illinois Water Resources and Uses,” by the IWRC published in 1982.

“The Water Resources Center of the University of Illinois sponsored a day-long conference on May 7th, 1982 that brought together representatives of the Task Force agencies and researchers from State universities and State and federal agencies to examine Illinois water research needs, with particular attention to the State’s water planning efforts. One hundred and forty-eight research areas were identified. At the request of the Task Force, the WRC conducted a survey of the water research projects that State agencies and researchers were conducting or supporting in June 1982. Twenty-four agencies, universities, and consulting firms responded, reporting more than 160 projects. The WRC the issued a report in March 1983 entitled “Illinois Water Research Needs and a Catalog of Water Research in Illinois,” State Water Plan Special Report No. 5 that summarized the findings of the conference and survey. Its purpose was to identify research that might already be addressing information needs of the
Strategy for the Protection of Underground Water in Illinois (Oct 1984, Special Report No. 8)
Lake Sedimentation Surveys in Illinois (Feb 1985, Special Report No. 9)
Stream Sediment Monitoring Program for Illinois (Aug 1985, Special Report No. 10)
Glenn Stout is acknowledged for reviewing this report before publication.
Illinois Streamgaging Network Program: Related Studies and Results (Dec 1986, Prepared for SWPTF)
IWRC listed as an organization that was surveyed by USGS to determine Streamflow data use.
Illinois River Basin Action Plan (Oct 1987, Special Report No. 11)
Conference notes. The conference was opened by Dr. Glenn Stout.
Groundwater Quantity Issues (Feb 1989, Special Report No. 12)
WRC listed as a support agency for the discussion of Conjunctive Water Use Management.
Biological Stream Characterization (BSC): A Biological Assessment of Illinois Stream Quality (Jul 1989, Special Report No. 13)
Ground-Water Supply and Demand in Illinois (1991, Special Report No. 14)
WRC Reports were listed in the reference section of the report.
Illinois Streams Natural Resource Assessment (Sept 1990, Special Report No. 16)
State of Illinois Response to the 1988-1990 Drought (Jan 1991, Special Report No. 17)
Illinois State Water Plan: Remaining Issues and Implementation Requirements (Nov 1994)
WRC Reports were listed in the reference section of the report.
State of Illinois Drought Preparedness and Response Plan (Oct 2011, Update of Drought Contingency Planning Report Above)
IWRC Listed as a member of the State Water Plan Task Force (SWPTF)