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Advancing water science to meet Iowa’s water resource needs. The Iowa Water Center works with diverse stakeholders to connect scientists and fund and publicize research that addresses Iowa’s most pressing research needs. LEARN MORE

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.

 

Water Scholars

Join our statewide community for water students, researchers, and professionals.

Iowa Water Conference

Check out 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.

Welcome to the new Iowa Water Center Website
We are so excited to welcome you to the new website for the Iowa Water Center. This new home for IWC content was developed around our mission to advance water
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Butts Selected as a Recipient for the Iowa Water Center’s Research Grant Competition
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Water Center (IWC) annually administers a statewide grant competition known as the IWC Graduate Student Supplemental Research Competition.  The purpose of this funding is to
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Jadidoleslam Selected as a Recipient for the Iowa Water Center’s Research Grant Competition
Written by Meghan Hanley Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Water Center (IWC) annually administers a statewide grant competition known as the IWC Graduate Student Supplemental Research Competition. The purpose of
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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

  • 2020 Upper Mississippi River Webinar Series

    Explore the Upper Mississippi River basin with us this fall! These webinars will be hour-long sessions, and will feature live Q&A with the featured speaker. Registration is $10 per webinar

    October 21 @ 2:00 pm - November 19 @ 3:00 pm
  • Iowa SWCS Annual Meeting

    Registration Instructions: We are offering this virtual meeting free of charge to all conservation professionals. We encourage you to join SWCS by visiting our website here. To register in advance

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • IStorm 2020 Virtual Conference & Exhibition

    IStorm 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibition is a new, comprehensive event for all aspects of the stormwater industry. Attendees can expect presentations on MS4 implementation, floodplain management, erosion and sediment

    October 28 @ 7:30 am - October 29 @ 4:15 pm