Welcome to the Water Scholars Book Club

At the Iowa Water Center we are focused on disseminating information about Iowa’s water resources with members of the Iowa water community spanning teachers, students, professionals, the general public, and more. One of the more accessible ways to receive information on water resources is through popular print non-fiction books that often top the charts of bestseller lists for science and the environment.

Through Water Scholars, we are hosting a book club that focuses on one book per month for about a four-month series per year. Each month we will explore one book and include a book review with discussion questions. Additional content includes book lists and resources for those looking for more information on book topics. 

Is there required reading? No way.

You are welcome to read the book along with us, but if not, then that is okay, too. We are hoping that this will be a resource that serves you as you have time to engage with these topics.

What will we do with the rest of the time of the year?

We will assemble resource lists and suggested reading for specific audiences or emergent topic areas for your consideration. Announcements and scheduling for the books and webinar series will be published through our monthly newsletter for Water Scholars members.

Questions about the Book Club? Email iowawatercenter@iastate.edu

Upcoming Books in 2021

MAY:

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River – David Owen

JUNE:

Holding Back the River: The struggle against nature on America’s Waterways – Tyler J. Kelley

JULY:

Underland: A Deep Time Journey – Robert MacFarlane

AUGUST:

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy–Anna Clark

Book Club Resources

 

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert McFarlane

Water Scholars Book Club 2021 July Book. Follow along as we post book reviews, resource lists, and content each month to support learning about a particular water topic. By Laura
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Taming America’s Waterways

Water Scholars Book Club 2021 June Book. Follow along as we post book reviews, resource lists, and content each month to support learning about a particular water topic.  In Tyler
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Follow the Water

Water Scholars Book Club 2021 May Book. Follow along as we post book reviews, resource lists, and content each month to support learning about a particular water topic.  In David
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