Event: Water Problems, Water Solutions: The Future of Clean Water in Illinois

Nutrient runoff, pollution, and sewage contamination are just a few of issues threatening the water we all depend upon. The Clean Water Rule went into effect on August 28th, closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act and restoring protections to over 48,000 miles of waterways in Illinois.

 

Impact, Environment Illinois, the Green Observer, and Students for Environmental Concerns are co-hosting a panel discussion with open Q&A on the importance of clean water for Illinois, and in general, as well as the threats it faces. The event, entitled “Water Problems, Water Solutions: The Future of Clean Water in Illinois,” will be held from 5:00 – 6:15 PM on Wednesday, September 30, in Room 319 Gregory Hall (810 South Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801) on the UI campus.

 

On September 18th the US Senate introduced a measure to overturn the Clean Water Rule. This event is part of Environment Illinois’ campaign to defend the Clean Water Rule. There will be the opportunity at the end of the event to participate in the campaign, as well as learn more about working on social change as a full-time career after graduation.

 

Speakers will include:

 

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1646945918923166/.

 

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About Joy Scrogum

Joy is a Sustainability Specialist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has worked on developing & maintaining online resources for the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable since 2001. She also currently coordinates the Sustainable Electronics Initiative & works on Zero Waste Illinois projects, including the Illini Gadget Garage and the Green Lunchroom Challenge. Key past projects include coordinating the International Sustainable Electronics Competition, developing & teaching ENG 498 "Sustainable Technology: Environmental & Social Impacts of Innovations," & Greening Schools, which focused on making K-12 facilities & curricula more sustainable.
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