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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.

Ask a Scientist – GHOST
We ask Marcela Politano, University of Iowa, the question: How does GHOST impact Iowans’ daily lives?
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Ask a Scientist – Groundwater
We ask Keith Schilling, State Geologist and Research Scientist at the Iowa Geological Survey, the question: What are emergent groundwater issues in Iowa?
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2022 Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center Grant Opportunity
The Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University will jointly fund research to explore the linkages between water quality and social well-being for Iowa communities.
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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

  • National Levee Safety Program – Stakeholder Engagement Activities

    Starting January 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are launching a series of virtual workshops to seek input on how to

    January 18 @ 12:00 am - February 24 @ 12:00 am
  • Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer Training Next Week

    This Iowa Certification Program is for those who develop, review, and approve Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs). From the first disturbance of soil to sodding or seeding and everything in

    January 19 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 12:00 pm
  • ICEC Winter Workshop 2022 Registration Open

    February 12, 2022 ~ Baker Teacher Leader Center, University of Iowa  The climate crisis is leading to dramatic changes across Iowa’s landscape as our natural and human communities face unprecedented

    February 12 at Baker Teacher Leader Center