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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.

Call for Presentations: 78th SWCS International Annual Conference

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is seeking oral presentations, posters, symposia, professional development sessions, and workshops for the 78th SWCS International Annual Conference, taking place in Des Moines,
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Biden-Harris Administration, Trout Unlimited Invest up to $40 Million to Restore Watersheds on National Forests

With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, longtime partners will boost climate resilience for trout, salmon and steelhead WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2022 — The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing today that the
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Sioux City drinking water exceeds health advisory levels for ‘forever chemicals’

Dangerous chemicals, known as PFAS, have been detected in one of Sioux City’s drinking water sources, with contamination levels that now warrant a health advisory. In January, the Iowa Department
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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 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

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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.

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