THE WATER COUNCIL
In 2014-15, the Illinois Water Scholars formed a Water Council to help coordinate the group and steer communication efforts. Current Council members. In 2018, the Council was reconvened. Current members:
JIM BEST (CHAIRMAN)
Professor, Geology; Geography & GIS
Associate Professor, Entomology
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering;
Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Consumer Economics
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Professor, Soil & Water Resources Engineering
Illinois State Hydrologist, Illinois State Water Survey
Professor, Agricultural & Consumer Economics;
Interim Director, iSEE
YU-FENG FOREST LIN
Director, Illinois Water Resources Center;
Hydrologist, Illinois State Geological Survey
Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey
ILLINOIS WATER SCHOLARS BY AREA OF EXCELLENCE
As a premier research institution, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign features brilliant minds across its campus — from engineering, agriculture, physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and more — to dedicated researchers working in water fields at the various scientific surveys and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC, a Division of the Prairie Research Institute).
In short, Illinois is an ideal partner for working on the grand water challenges, and we have scholars already in place to get the job done.
You can check out the full listing of Water Scholars below — each with icons denoting their areas of research strength. Or to view scholars in a particular area, click on the icons in the key below.