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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.

 

2nd Annual HABs Symposium Call for Presentations

Submit your presentation abstract for this 2-day online event on harmful algal blooms

2022 Iowa Water Conference

Iowa’s premier education, professional development, and
networking event. The call for presentations and posters is now open.

Daily Erosion Project

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

Ask a Scientist – Groundwater
We ask Keith Schilling, State Geologist and Research Scientist at the Iowa Geological Survey, the question: What are emergent groundwater issues in Iowa?
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2022 Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center Grant Opportunity
The Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University will jointly fund research to explore the linkages between water quality and social well-being for Iowa communities.
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Ask a Scientist – Gas Bubble Disease
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P08XD2JiWQ We ask Marcela Politano, University of Iowa, the question: What is gas bubble disease?
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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

  • Iowa River Restoration Toolbox Level 2/Geomorphic Design

    Level 2 training focuses on geomorphic design and utilizes the skills acquired in the Level 1 training to develop ecologically sound restoration techniques. The 4-day training is scheduled for October 4-7,

    October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm at Clive Aquatic Center
  • 2021 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

    The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is held annually in Brookings, SD and features presentations from universities; industry; local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profits; and other stakeholder groups. The

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Wilbert Square Event Center
  • IStorm 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition

    Iowa’s Premier Conference & Exhibition for the Stormwater Industry IStorm 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition will bring together professionals from across the stormwater industry, including municipal employees, elected officials, engineers, landscape

    October 27 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 12:00 pm