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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.

 

2nd Annual HABs Symposium Call for Presentations

Submit your presentation abstract for this 2-day online event on harmful algal blooms

2022 Iowa Water Conference

Iowa’s premier education, professional development, and
networking event. The call for presentations and posters is now open.

Daily Erosion Project

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

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert McFarlane
Water Scholars Book Club 2021 July Book. Follow along as we post book reviews, resource lists, and content each month to support learning about a particular water topic. By Laura
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Ask a Scientist – Hydrologic Assesment
We ask Dan Gilles, Water Resources Engineer from the Iowa Flood Center, the question: What is a hydrologic assessment?
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Taming America’s Waterways
Water Scholars Book Club 2021 June Book. Follow along as we post book reviews, resource lists, and content each month to support learning about a particular water topic.  In Tyler
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The Economic Benefits of Mitigating

Harmful Algal Blooms in Iowa

This two-year project led by Wendong Zhang at Iowa State University is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the economic benefits of mitigating HABs in Iowa

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 2021 Annual Conference – The Soil and Water Conservation Society

    The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) will be hosting the 76th SWCS International Annual Conference on July 26-28, 2021. The three-day event will provide the opportunity for attendees around

    July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
  • Midwest Environmental Education Conference: Exploring Community: Land, Water, People

    The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition is excited to welcome educators from across the Midwest to beautiful Decorah, Iowa, for the 2021 Midwest Environmental Education Conference! This year’s theme centers around ideas

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 12:00 pm
  • 2021 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

    The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is held annually in Brookings, SD and features presentations from universities; industry; local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profits; and other stakeholder groups. The

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Wilbert Square Event Center