Excess Nitrogen and Phosphorus: A High-Profile Water Quality Issue for Illinois

Nutrient Summit - September 13-14, 2010

University of Illinois-Springfield
Brookens Auditorium
Springfield, Illinois

Summit Goal:All interested parties will hear, together, the water quality impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus, the status of actions to address nutrients, and the perspectives of various stakeholders on additional steps.

AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

9:00 a.m.Welcoming remarks
9:30 a.m.Federal expectations for the nutrient issue
10:30 a.m.BREAK
10:45 a.m.Water quality issues; who is doing what; Gulf hypoxia
NoonLUNCH
1:00 p.m.Nutrients in Illinois waters
2:00 p.m.Nutrients in Illinois soils
3:00 p.m.BREAK
3:15 p.m.Point sources, cost of limiting nutrients
3:45 p.m.Public water supply issues
4:15 p.m.Water quality standards
4:45 p.m.Closing
  • Marcia Willhite, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

8:00 a.m.Welcome back
8:15 a.m.Environmental advocacy groups perspective
9:15 a.m.Agricultural advocacy groups perspective
10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:30 a.m.Additional environmental advocacy groups perspective
`11:00 a.m.Point source perspective
11:30 a.m.Q & A, preliminary discussion
12:15 p.m.Next steps
  • Marcia Willhite, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency