Untrouble the Waters is an upcoming summit (May 10-11th, 2017) dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC Freshwater Lab invites government officials, academic researchers and community leaders to Untrouble the Waters.
The 2015 Water After Borders (WAB) summit took place at the University of Illinois – Chicago in April 2015. Participants from around the world came to discuss issues surrounding transboundary water systems, with a particular emphasis on the Great Lakes. The summit included presentations, collaborative working group sessions, as well as water-related field trips in the Chicago area.