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2015 Governor's Conference on the
Management of the Illinois River System

"The Illinois River: A Watershed Partnership"

15th Biennial Governor's Conference
October 27-29, 2015



Opening Remarks

Plenary 1:
Using Shared Visions and Stories
That Influence Change

Plenary 2:
From Neighborhood to Nation:
Getting Better All the Time

Keynote 1:
Irreversible Reaction:
Illinois River to Waterway
Richard 'Dick' Lanyon
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (retired)

Keynote 2:
Illinois Waterway Public-Private Partnership (P3) Demonstration Project
Hank DeHaan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Keynote 3:
Rules of Engagement:
Why 'Education' Is Not Enough to Gain Community Support for River Restoration and Conservation

Paddy Woodworth, Author, Our Once and Future Planet

Session A-1
Carp Pay$

Session B-1
Trends in Sport and Commercial Fisheries

Session C-1
The Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Roadshow

Session A-2
Asian Carp Dynamics

Session B-2
Landscape and Waterway Connections

Session C-2
Water Use in Central Illinois: From Traditional To Innovative

Session A-3
Watershed Partner Spotlight

Session B-3
Putting Stormwater BMPs in Practice

Session C-3
Monitoring: Fins, Feathers, and Fields

Session A-4
Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS): Overview and Considerations

Session B-4
Stormwater Policy and Funding

Session C-4
Monitoring: Nutrients and Sediment

Watershed Exchange and Poster Session




Planning Committee

Attendees List

Abstract and Speaker Information Book