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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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Ask a Scientist – Sustainable Cities
We ask Linda Shenk, Iowa State University, the question: What are the steps to reach a sustainable city?
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Ask a Scientist – Floodplain Mapping
We ask Nathan Young, University of Iowa, the question: What is floodplain mapping?
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Ask a Scientist – Flood Prevention
We ask Nathan Young, University of Iowa, the question: how can someone get involved with flood prevention?
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Building Community Through Conservation
Research, action, and community.  These are the building blocks of Water Scholar, Dr. Linda Shenk’s ongoing research project that brings together a diverse community-university team—researchers and students from Iowa State,
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Ask a Scientist – Water Sensor Technologies
We ask Nathan Young, University of Iowa, the question: what are the different water sensor technologies in Iowa?
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Ask a Scientist – Geomorphologic Analysis
We ask Ricardo Mantilla, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, the question: what is geomorphologic analysis?
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Ask a Scientist – Basin Areas
We ask Ricardo Mantilla, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, the question: What is a basin area?
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The Impacts of Pharmaceuticals in a Temperate Stream Dominated By Wastewater Effluent
Each year, the Iowa Water Center (IWC) offers two grant research competitions for the water community, with one being restricted to Iowa while the other is open to nationwide projects.
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University of Iowa’s IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering Expands Water Assessment Modeling
The word “ghost” has adapted a new meaning, in addition to the initial Halloween Casper-the-friendly-kind, for the water community. GHOST is a hydrologic model which allows users to be able
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Art and Conservation: The Interdisciplinary Vision of Felix Summers
Getting into Soil and Water 2020 Artists are not usually the first people who spring to mind when thinking about soil conservation in the United States. In the 1950s and
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Teaching About Land Use and Watersheds With PEWI
Getting into Soil and Water 2020   What educational strategies encourage students to learn about soil and water? “Telling” is adequate. “Showing” is helpful. But “making it happen” can be
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