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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.

 

Getting Into Soil and Water

Read the 2021 edition of this publication from the Soil and Water Club at Iowa State University

2022 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.

Invasive species invading Iowa Great Lakes to be treated at East Okoboji Lake

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will treat East Okoboji Lake against Eurasian watermilfoil this week. The agency found the invasive species growing throughout the Iowa Great Lakes last month.
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Northwest Iowa counties eligible for SBA drought disaster loans

Small businesses impacted by the drought in 11 northwestern Iowa counties can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA spokesman Mark Randle says
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A very good reason Lake LaVerne looks a bit soupy

Yes, Lake LaVerne on the south edge of central campus looks greener than normal for this time of year. Every summer, algae and aquatic plants grow in the shallow lake,
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Pathways to exposure to pathogens during floods

 This project led by Chris Rehman (Iowa State University) will quantify pathways people are exposed to pathogens during floods. 

Waves of change over the last ten years.

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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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