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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.

 

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.

Iowa Water Center’s “Spirit of Water” Essay Contest Winners

Aidan Quinlan’s “When Water Makes You Blue” photo submission.   The Iowa Water Center held their annual high school essay writing competition across Iowa for the 2021- 2022 school year.
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Manchester hoping wetlands project improves water quality

While Iowa’s largest water utility is spending up to $10,000 a day to remove nutrients from drinking water, a small town in northeast Iowa is exploring a cheaper alternative. Manchester
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Growth starts with farmer leaders

Q&A with Shannon Moeller, Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop Initiative Shannon Moeller was an Impact Award winner in 2020, and has been the Project Coordinator for the Iowa Seed Corn
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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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IOWA-BASED COLLEGE STUDENTS SUPPORTED THROUGH USGS PROGRAMS
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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

  • Climate Intersections Conference

    The North Central Region Water Network is excited to announce that we are hosting a regional conference exploring the ways climate intersects with our lives, our water and our land

    July 12 - July 14
  • 77th SWCS International Annual Conference 2022

    Elevating Conservation to New Heights 77th SWCS International Annual Conference July 31-August 3, 2022 Denver, Colorado REGISTER BY MAIL REGISTER ONLINE  This year’s conference theme, “Elevating Conservation to New Heights,” embraces the mountainous region

    July 31 @ 12:00 am - August 3 @ 12:00 am
  • IIHR Centennial Rescheduled for August 2022

    Even though The Big Splash! has been cancelled, we at IIHR are still moving forward with our centennial celebration this August, and we’re happy to share some of the details with you now!

    August 10 - August 12