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Watershed Tool

Use our Watershed Tool to learn about active watershed groups in Illinois.

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Sustainability Survey Report

IWEAs Sustainability Committee conducted a Sustainability Management Survey for water resource recovery and industrial facilities in Illinois. The survey goal was to help assess and summarize the current state of sustainability management across Illinois's industrial and water resource recovery facilities. Please use the link below to access the survey results.



Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners

Kam Law, Arthur Sidney Bedell Award
Keith Richard, Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award
Debra Ness, WEF Delegate from 2016 to 2019
Ricky Lee Lallish, Quarter Century Operator Club

Patrick Connolly, Quartery Century Operator Club
Streator Wastewater Treatment Facility, George W. Burke Safety Award

Lou Storino, IWEA Paul Clinebell Award
Governor J.B. Pritzker, IWEA Public Official Award 
Ryan Sigel, Best Technical Presentation Award 
Dylan Cooney, IWEA Outstanding Young Professional Award
Joe Sullivan, Golden Manhole Award
Dan Misko, Meredith Award
Priyanka Patel, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Representative


Save the Date for IWPC 2021

April 19 - 21, 2021
Springfield Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

Please see the IWPC WEBSITE for more information.


2020 IWEA Scholarship Fundraiser

IWEA's Golf Outing and Annual Conference Gift Basket Raffle raiser over $4000 each year for scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to college students planning water environment careers.

This year, amid shelter in place orders and concerns for community health, IWEA made the difficult decision to cancel both our Golf Outing and the Annual Conference. Please consider helping our organization to support students by contributing to our on-line fundraiser.

There is no set contribution amount and any amount would be appreciated. All corporate and individual sponsors will be acknowledged on our website, in our newsletter, and in a unique e-blast. Please use the link below to access more information and/or to contribute.


IWEA thanks the contributors to our 2020 Scholarship Fundraiser and encourages others to join them.

Corporate Sponsors

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Brown & Caldwell
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly
Deuchler Engineering
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
Drydon Equipment, Inc.
Engineering Enterprises, Inc.
Flow-Technics, Inc.
Hampton, Lenziniand Renwick

IHC Construction Companies
LAI, Ltd.
Metropolitan INdustries, Inc.
Peterson & Matz, Inc.
RPS Engineering, Inc.
Stewart Spreading
Strand Associates
Walker Process Equipment

Individual Sponsors

Doug Armstrong
Dominic Brose
Greg Cargill
Dan Collins
Ted Denning
Laurie Frieders
Sharon Hawkins

Paul Hurley
Mary Johnson    
John Lamb
Richard Lanyon
Lee Melcher
Lou Storino
Fredrick Wu          


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2020/2021 Committee Meeting Schedule

June 26, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge

September 11, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge
December 4, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge

April 19, 2021
Annual Business Meeting
Springfield Crowne Plaza

Past Conference Slides

Upcoming Events

Collection Systems Webinar

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Nov 4, 2020

Virtual, IL

IWEA Lunch & Learn-Sustainability Management in the Illinois Water Sector

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Nov 10, 2020

Virtual, IL

Nutrient Removal & Recovery Workshop-Webinar 2

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Nov 19, 2020

Virtual, IL

IWEA Lunch & Learn- Illinois Water Quality Standards 101

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Dec 8, 2020

Virtual , IL

Recent Events

IWEA Lunch & Learn Webinar-Compost and COVID-19

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Oct 13, 2020

Virtual, IL

WEFTEC Connect 2020

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Oct 3, 2020

Virtual, LA

Chicago Water Week-IWEA LIFT Webinar & Trivia

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Oct 1, 2020


Virtual, IL