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Projects Updates for Topic: Water


  1. meeting minutes

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hello Everyone,

    Hope everyone is staying warm and healthy! I have completed the minutes for the last meeting held on Wednesday, November 11th. I have attached a PDF copy of them as well as uploaded them to the Google Doc Drive. If you have a chance, please read through them, as we discussed a lot of forward movement last week and our goals leading into Spring 2015.

    In addition, it has come to my attention that the currently standing meeting time is no longer feasible for some group members. The members who participated at the last meeting proposed that with such a hectic final 3 weeks, we have one more meeting the week following Fall Break. I have attached a Doodle survey to gain consensus of what a good last meeting time would be. Please fill it out by the end of the week so I can make necessary plans before break.

    Finally, as you will see on the minutes, we discussed project proposals for preliminary testing of large scale concept recommendations. Please bring with you an idea to next meeting.

    See you soon,



    Danielle J. Thayer

    Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Attached Files: 
  2. ISTC newsletter update

    Associated Project(s): 

    Nitrile Hypoallergenic Gloves

    Students Provide Brain Power to Keep Old Medicines Out of Waterways

    A fall course at the University of Illinois is preparing a team of students to educate local college and high school students about the proper disposal of old pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The class, led by colleagues at the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program working with Wei Zheng and Nancy Holm of ISTC, is one component of the grant titled "PPCPs: Extending Knowledge and Mitigation Strategies” that began in July as a partnership with U of I Extension and ISTC. The students are learning that how we choose to use and dispose of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) affects water quality. They are studying the impact of the many compounds – some of which are bioactive or toxic – that enter the environment, including from improper disposal. Part of the university’s Learning in Community program (LINC), the students are gaining practical work experience developing outreach materials to educate the public about PPCPs as well as marketing and advertising campaigns to emphasize the importance of disposing unwanted medicines in secure collection boxes at area police stations.


  3. semi-final draft recommendations for iCAP Forum

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hello All,

    I've attached the presentation for this Wednesday's event. Please let me know if there needs to be any changes.

    I've also included the most recent version of our iCAP recommendations. This draft includes revisions from Kishore and Keith. All are still welcome to make suggestions, but please do so soon (feel free to make them on the Google Doc. or a Word Doc. sent over email).

    Best regards,

    Amy Liu

  4. draft recommendations

    Associated Project(s): 

    The first draft of the SWAT iCAP revisions contains all the information that has been put into writing so far. Please see if you agree with the organization, content, and language of this document, though the latter has underwent very few changes. As far as content goes, I attempted to make the depth of information consistent throughout.

    I welcome any comments and additions; please share them by highlighting the target text and clicking insert>comment. This is just the easiest way to ensure that your contributions are easily tracked and accounted for.  - Amy Liu

  5. SSC Water Working Group

    Hello everyone,

    This is a friendly reminder that our first Student Sustainability Committee Water Working Group meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 10/14) in the Illini Union room 404 at 5 PM


    1. Introductions

    2. Funding process and criteria

    3. Phase 1 applications

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone!  Please let me know if you have any questions.


    SSC Water Working Group Chair

  6. funding opportunity

    Associated Project(s): 

    From: Lage, Stephanie M []
    Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:54 PM
    Subject: FW: Illinois Water Resources Small Grant RFP


    From: []
    Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:47 PM
    To: Lage, Stephanie M
    Subject: Illinois Water Resources Small Grant RFP

    Mark your calendar: 

    The Illlinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) wants your proposals!

    Due: Friday, October 31, 2014

    IWRC requests proposals to fund promising graduate and undergraduate student research projects addressing Illinois water resources. We are particularly interested in projects that seek solutions for or provide novel identification of pressing water concerns in Illinois. PI's can request up to $10,000. Project duration is March 1, 2015-February 28, 2016.

    For more information visit:


    Lisa Merrifield