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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.

Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework Hub

A focus on implementing  the use of ACPF in conservation planning across the nation.

2024 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.

2024 Spirit of the Water Essay Contest: Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

The Iowa Water Center (IWC) invites students from around the state to participate in the 2024 IWC “Spirit of the Water” Essay Contest. This year, we challenge Iowa High School
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IOWA WATER CENTER: 2024 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Iowa Water Center seeks proposals for the annual 104(b) competitive grants program.
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2023 Iowa Water Conference to be held September 19, 20 in Altoona

The 17th annual Iowa Water Conference is open for registration and invites water-related researchers, practitioners, students, and other professionals to attend September 19-20th at the Meadows Events and Conference Center
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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

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.

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