About The Illinois State Water Survey


The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is a division of the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois (U of I). The Water Survey has flourished for more than a century by anticipating and responding to new challenges and opportunities to serve the citizens of Illinois. Today, the ISWS continues to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability by developing new programs, while continuing to provide long-standing services upon which Illinoisans have come to rely.

The Water Survey and the other scientific surveys that make up PRI are responsible for producing and disseminating scientific and technological information, services, and products related to the environment, economic development, and quality of life.

To achieve this mission, the scientific surveys conduct state-of-the-art research and collect, analyze, archive, and disseminate high-quality, objective data and technical information. The information, services, and products provide a sound technical basis for the citizens and policymakers of Illinois and the nation to make wise social, economic, and environmental decisions.

The Water Survey is led by interim director Kevin OBrien, who is also the director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

To contact the ISWS Director

Illinois State Water Survey (campus mail code 674)
2204 Griffith Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820-7463

(217) 333-2210
FAX: (217) 333-4983

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2204 Griffith Dr., MC-674
Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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