University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center | University of Illinois Archives
The Water Resources Center was established as an agency of the Graduate College by the Board of Trustees in 1963. Its primary purpose was to "encourage and coordinate university-wide planning and implementation of interdisciplinary programs for research and graduate education in water resources."1 The research emphasis is centered on three areas: fundamental hydrology; water quality and pollution and the mechanics of pollution transport and dispersion; and fundamental research in planning for water resources managament.2
Governor Otto Kerner cooperating with the Water Resource Research Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-379) designated this university center as the water resources research institute for the State of Illinois.3 Beginning with the fiscal year 1968 the Center has received matching water resources research funds.4
In December 1971, the Center was transferred from the Graduate College to the Institute for Environmental Studies.5
1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, October 26, 1963, p. 858.
2. WRC Administrative Report No. 3, July 1969, p. 3.
3. WRC Annual Report for fiscal year 1969, no. 5, p. 1.
4. WRC Annual Report for fiscal year 1968, no. 4, p. 1.
5. Campus Report, 6:3, Dec. 1972, p. 1.