Laura Keefer named Illinois State Hydrologist

28 Oct 2018
News Source: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Laura Keefer, head of the Watershed Science Section at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), has been named Illinois state hydrologist.

Laura Keefer, head of the Watershed Science Section at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), has been named Illinois state hydrologist, one of seven state scientist positions enshrined in Illinois law and based at the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research Institute. In this role, Keefer will provide science-based information and highlight the expertise of Water Survey staff on statewide water issues. As state hydrologist, Keefer plans to monitor emerging water-related issues in Illinois and find opportunities for which there is a need for scientific information and data on watersheds, rivers, groundwater, and other state water resources. Her position will also involve answering inquiries from state agencies and municipalities.

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