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Spotlight Initiatives

The Iowa Water Center makes a statewide and regional impact through the programs and projects we serve. Check out these featured initiatives or go to our initiatives page to learn about other efforts.

Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework Hub

A focus on implementing  the use of ACPF in conservation planning across the nation.

2024 Iowa Water Conference

Iowa’s premier education, professional development, and networking event. 

Daily Erosion Project

View our maps that estimate daily sheet and rill erosion in Iowa and beyond.

The Water Resources Research Institutes National Competitive Grants Program for Aquatic Invasive Species is Now Accepting Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals for research projects to address aquatic invasive species. For the 2024 National Competitive Grants Program,
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THE WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTES NATIONAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR PER-AND POLYFLUOROALKYL (PFAS) SUBSTANCES

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals for research projects to address the challenges and opportunities of understanding the effects of per-and
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THE WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTES: NATIONAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM 104(G) ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals for research projects to address improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply and availability, as
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Rusty Crayfish Invasion Status and Potential Impacts

 This project led by Michael Weber and Michael Moore (Iowa State University) will assess the distribution and habitat and biotic associations of Rusty

Crayfish and the impact on water quality populations of aquatic flora and fauna. 

Waves of change over the last ten years.

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IOWA-BASED RESEARCHERS SUPPORTED
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IOWA-BASED COLLEGE STUDENTS SUPPORTED THROUGH USGS PROGRAMS
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MILLION DOLLARS ADMINISTERED FOR WATER-RELATED PROJECTS
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COMPETITIVE GRANTS AWARDED

Want to learn more?

Research guides everything we do at the Iowa Water Center. Check out our funding programs, find an opportunity to apply for, and explore projects on our Research page.

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