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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.

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 Water Resources Research Institutes National Competitive Grants program for PFAS substances 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 PFAS. For the 2021 National
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The Water Resources Research Institutes National Competitive Grants program (104G) 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 improve and enhance the nation’s water
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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

  • Soil Management Land Valuation Annual Conference

    Sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension, the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference is intended for farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers

    May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Profiles in the Wonders of Iowa’s Wetlands Webinar

    “Profiles in the Wonders of Iowa’s Wetlands” will feature 12 in-depth educational videos highlighting the diversity and benefits of wetland ecosystems throughout the state. The videos are being developed by Iowa

    May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 2021 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Virtual Conference

    The 2021 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference is a perfect opportunity for water resources professionals and students to network, present their work, and build knowledge – in a year like

    June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm