Upcoming Events



Please click this link to join the live stream of the Poplar Creek and Upper Salt Creek Watershed Planning Committee Meeting.

Meeting ID: 883 7409 3803
Passcode: PS101123


The MWRD Diversity Section will be participating as an Exhibitor at the Chicago Build Expo 2023 on Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12 at McCormick Place. Please visit our booth in the Government Hub section of the event. 

McCormick Place
2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive

Booth #770

Admission is free and open to the public. 



Join us for the MWRD Diverse Business Summit, a must-attend event for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to connect and collaborate with diverse businesses in the Chicago area.

Kennedy-King College
740 W. 63rd Street, Building U
Chicago, IL 60621

At the summit, you'll have the opportunity to network with a wide range of diverse businesses, including minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned enterprises. Discover new partnerships, learn about upcoming opportunities, and gain insights from industry leaders through engaging panel discussions and informative workshops.

Whether you're an established business looking to expand your network or a budding entrepreneur seeking guidance, this event offers a unique platform to foster connections and promote diversity in the business community. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow your business and make meaningful connections. Register now to secure your spot!



Join us for a virtual tour experience! 

Travel back in time to early Chicago to see how we reversed the Chicago River and developed wastewater treatment technology. Go behind the scenes and under water to see how we transform the water you use every day; descend 300 feet into the deep tunnel system, and watch our electrofishing crew at work sampling fish on the Chicago River. 

Register here.


100 E. Erie St., Boardroom, 1st Floor

Regular Board Meeting of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


Please click this link to join the live stream of the Little Calumet River Watershed Planning Council Meeting.

Meeting ID: 871 3951 3151
Passcode: 146578


The MWRD is hosting a Stewardship Day and Water Walk at Salt Creek in Possum Hollow Woods, W. 31st Street, west of S. LaGrange Road. This event will cover invasive species identification, gardening tips and techniques, and a water walk that will feature improvements made by the MWRD to the Possum Hollow Woods site.  Register for this event at bit.ly/MWRD-Latinx-Stewardship.



Please click this link to join the live stream of the Lower Des Plaines River Tributaries Watershed Planning Council Meeting.



Environmental Justice Using Urban Scalable Toolkit, Dr. Ashish Sharma, Adjunct Professor/Climate and Urban Sustainability Lead, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois


The MWRD is excited to once again host the monthly M&R Seminars in person at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant Auditorium. We will also continue to offer the seminars virtually for the convenience of our attendees.

If you choose to attend in person, please RSVP by Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Seating is limited to the first 110 attendees who respond via email to SlabyP@mwrd.org. Phone call reservations will not be accepted.

When you arrive, you will be asked for an I.D. at the Austin Gate Police Station.

If you would like a certificate after the seminar, please provide your email address and we will send an electronic copy after the event. For the sake of the environment, we will no longer provide printed copies the day of the seminar.

Click here for information on how to join the meeting virtually.