Welcome to the Water Scholars Community

Established in 2019, the Water Scholars Water Resources Learning Community is a program for faculty, staff, and graduate students across Iowa to connect and participate in professional development programming tailored specifically for water resources researchers.

The program includes the following activities throughout the year:

  • Professional development programming with guest presenters and leading experts in Iowa water policy, science communication, and team building
  • Networking opportunities for interdisciplinary faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • A Book Club that serves as a venue to discuss emergent water related topics in popular press and public discourse
  • Participants in the program are listed in our Water Scholars Directory for the public to access to serve as a resource for potential project collaborators among water scientists, interview/subject matter expert requests for media, and connections to researchers for community members and educators.

Learning Community Topics:

Science communication to the public and policymakers
Building competitive, diverse research teams
Grant writing
Arts and the environment

Interested in joining?

Please complete an application and our program contact will connect with you shortly.
Questions? Contact Us

Reach Out to the Water Scholars Learning Community

Have a specific water-related question in mind? Want to collaborate on interdisciplinary opportunities? Check out the Water Expert Directory.