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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.

Ask a Scientist – Peak Flow
We ask Ricardo Mantilla, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, the question: what is peak flow?
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Ask a Scientist – Flood Forecasting System
We ask Ricardo Mantilla, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, the question: What is the flood forecasting system?
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Ask a Scientist – Watershed Modeling
We ask Nathan Young, University of Iowa, the question: how do you model watershed land use?
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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.

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