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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

Iowa’s premier education, professional development, and
networking event. Conference information for 2022 will be available soon.

Daily Erosion Project

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

Ask a Scientist – Flood Declarations in Iowa
We ask Antonio Arenas, of the University of Iowa, the question: How many flood declarations has Iowa received?
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Ask a Scientist – Ecohydraulics
We ask Dan Gilles, Water Resources Engineer from the Iowa Flood Center, the question: What is ecohydraulics?
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The Water Resources Research Institutes National Competitive Grants program for Aquatic Invasive Species is now accepting proposals
05.14.21 – Ames, IA – 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
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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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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

  • Iowa Project AWARE

    Volunteer registration is currently available for the 18th Iowa Project AWARE river cleanup in Carroll, Guthrie and Dallas counties: https://www.iowaprojectaware.org/register/. The Middle and South Raccoon rivers in central Iowa will

    July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
  • EES at the Confluence: Convergence in Education and Research

    The conference theme has convergence as an organizing framework that can amplify the most exciting current developments in environmental engineering. Convergence is fostered by the diverse education and research of

    July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
  • Long-Term Lake Management Planning Workshop

    Midwest glacial lakes provide habitat for incredible biodiversity, offer recreational opportunities, and stimulate the economies of the communities surrounding them. However, these lakes face visible threats from land use change,

    July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm