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2007 Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System
"The Illinois River Continuing Our Commitment"

11th Biennial Conference
October 2 - 4, 2007



Opening Session

The Illinois River: State Focus and Vision

The Illinois River: Federal Focus and Vision

Featured Speaker

Session 1-A
Natural Resources-Based Tourism

Session 1-B
Critical Restoration Projects: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Session 1-C
Asian Carp and the Illinois River

Session 2-A
The River Through Time: Environment, Culture, Resources

Session 2-B
Natural Disaster, Flooding, Drought, Hurricanes

Session 2-C
Asian Carp and the Illinois River

Session 3-A
Urban Stormwater Management

Session 3-B
Streamgaging, Dam Removal, and Dam Safety

Session 3-C
Alternative Uses of the Illinois River Floodplain

Session 4-A
River Restoration through Coordinated Planning and Development

Session 4-B
Private-Public Partnerships for Watershed Management

Session 4-C

Closing Comments




History of Conference

Planning Committee


Conference Runners
Wednesday, October 3rd
Thursday, October 4th

Abstract and Speaker Information Book