Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Epic Rebirth

Since June 2008, the landscape of Cedar Rapids has experienced a renewal that few could have predicted. Once cited as one of the largest natural disasters in US history, the 2008 flood is now recognized as a turning point in major community development and achievement. Cedar Rapids has become a model for recovery that other cities… Continue Reading »

Flood of Ideas

When floodwaters ravaged ten square miles of Cedar Rapids in 2008, we came back stronger than before. This resilient spirit and deep love for our community was what formed our nonprofit, the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative. Ten years after that flood, we want to showcase our community’s unique blend of resilience, ingenuity, and collaboration with Flood of Ideas… Continue Reading »

Otter Creek Watershed Bus Tour

The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is partnering with the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development and the Turkey River WMA to host a bus tour of the Otter Creek Watershed in northeast Iowa to view installed urban and rural flood reduction practices.  Coach buses will transport attendee’s to selected sites in the watershed, with the starting… Continue Reading »

Old Man’s Timber Tour

If you’re interested in conservation and restoration practices, you’ll want to attend this event, which will include a short presentation in a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn and a hike around the property, known as Old Man’s Timber. We’ll see wildflowers, timber restoration activities, a pond, and more. Larry Weber will talk about the restoration project… Continue Reading »

Project AWARE 2018

The Iowa Flood Center is a proud sponsor of Project AWARE. Students and staff will participate in one day of the event. https://www.iowaprojectaware.org/ Iowa Project AWARE aims to: Increase awareness about, and community involvement in, water quality issues that impact the health of Iowa’s aquatic resources. Engage Iowa’s citizen volunteers in a project that challenges… Continue Reading »

Register for the Old Man’s Timber Tour!

If you’re interested in conservation and restoration practices, you’ll want to attend this event, which will include a short presentation in a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn and a hike around the property, known as Old Man’s Timber. We’ll see wildflowers, timber restoration activities, a pond, and more. Larry Weber will talk about the restoration project… Continue Reading »

The Social Dimensions of Flood & Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience

Dr. Marcuss Hendricks, an assistant professor of urban studies & planning, will present at the weekly Iowa Flood Center meeting on February 28th. Hendricks will discuss the social dimensions of flood and stormwater infrastructure resilience as it relates to marginalized communities that are often overlooked and lacking in support. Based on several research projects, he will… Continue Reading »

Rights-of-Way and Beyond The 2018 Linn County Workshop

The Rights-of-Way and Beyond The 2018 Linn County Workshop will feature guest presenters from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and mores. IIHR research engineer Antonio Arenas Amado will give a presentation titled “Three Decades of Floods in Iowa”.

5th Annual Linn County STEM Festival

On February 20th, 2018 area students will be invited to the 5th annual Linn County STEM Festival at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center. Students and their families are invited to attend and learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics in addition to how arts and humanities fit in to create STEAM. This event is… Continue Reading »

WiSE STEM Extravaganza

The WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) STEM Extravaganza is an outreach event that WiSE will host on February 11 for 4th-6th grade girls from area schools districts.During the Extravaganza, the Iowa Flood Center will facilitate four, 30-minute breakout sessions. These sessions will run during the following times: 1:10 – 1:40, 1:45 – 2:15, 3:20 –… Continue Reading »

44th Annual Engineering Career Guidance Conference

The 44th Annual Career Guidance Conference will be held at the Kirkwood Hotel Conference Center on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 in conjunction with Engineers Week. Iowa Flood Center research engineer Tony Loeser will share a presentation and the IFC will use their interactive watershed model to help students “discover” their watershed. The model demonstrates how… Continue Reading »

Presentation from John Dorman, Assistant State Emergency Management Director for Risk Management

You are invited to attend a featured presentation at 8:30 am on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the University Capitol Centre (UCC) in Iowa City. The Iowa Flood Center is hosting special guest presenter John Dorman, the assistant state emergency management director for risk management in North Carolina. Who: John Dorman Assistant State Emergency Management Director for… Continue Reading »

Iowa River Clean-Up 2017

Saturday, Sept.16, volunteers can help make a difference by removing trash from the Iowa River. Canoes will be made available to volunteers and water will be provided throughout the day. Learn more at: http://www.iarvcp.org/

Midwest Big Data Hackathon

The Midwest Big Data Hackathon is being organized at the University of Iowa on September 16-17, 2017, in the Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom. The event is open to all university students who have a passion for creating things with technology. More than 280 participants, including student developers, designers, and data enthusiasts of… Continue Reading »

Soap Creek Watershed Tour

Join us for a tour of the Soap Creek Watershed on Tuesday, September 12th! Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the locally-led planning efforts that have been ongoing in the watershed for the past 30+ years. The tour will highlight flood migitation structures that have been implemented across the watershed and will discuss… Continue Reading »

Iowa State Fair

This year, the Iowa Flood Center has a “theme day” alongside the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum on Sunday, August 13th! IFC students and staff will have an exhibit showcasing their interactive watershed model and discussing current activities and projects going on across the state, including highlights of the $97M HUD-funded Iowa Watershed Approach. In… Continue Reading »

28th Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association Conference

The Iowa Flood Center will have an exhibit at this year’s IEMSA Conference. IFC staff will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool that provides real-time information on precipitation, flood alerts, watersheds, and stream levels for more than 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa. Resources available on IFIS help Iowans understand their flood… Continue Reading »

Growing Sustainable Communities

The Iowa Flood Center will have an exhibit at this year’s Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque. IFC staff will be in attendance to describe current activities and projects across the state and will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool. IFIS provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more… Continue Reading »

2017 Iowa League of Cities Conference

The Iowa Flood Center will have an exhibit at this year’s annual Iowa League of Cities Conference. IFC staff will discuss current activities and projects around the state and will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool. IFIS is free and available to the public and provides information on precipitation, watersheds, flood alerts,… Continue Reading »

Inspire Day at the Norman Borlaug Farm

Iowa Flood Center staff will join “Inspire Day” at the Norman Borlaug Farm near Cresco, IA. The IFC will talk about their rain gauge platform deployed at the farm and will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool that provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, flood alerts, and stream conditions for more than… Continue Reading »

2017 ISAC Conference

The Iowa Flood Center will have a booth at this year’s Iowa State Association of Counties annual conference. The IFC exhibit will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool that provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa. Stop by and visit us!

Sunday at the Quarry

The Iowa Flood Center will have a booth again this year at the annual Sunday at the Quarry event! This year’s theme is “Everyone Lives in a Watershed.” Stop on by the IFC booth to discover your watershed and learn how changes in the landscape impact flooding. IFC staff will also be available to demonstration… Continue Reading »

Project AWARE

This year’s Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition), will be hosted in the Upper Cedar River Watershed from July 10-14. The 60-mile river cleanup is an opportunity to have fun, meet new people, and be a part of a great cause helping cleanup Iowa’s rivers! Iowa Flood Center students and staff will volunteer for… Continue Reading »

Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

The next Clear Creek Watershed Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19 beginning at 5 pm at Coralville City Hall in Coralville, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with… Continue Reading »

Middle Cedar River WMA Meeting

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the Middle Cedar River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at 3:00 PM at the Farmers Savings Bank and Trust in Vinton. The meeting will allow partners to share updates on recent news and activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The WMA is an opportunity to… Continue Reading »

East & West Nishnabotna River Watershed Meeting

A public meeting has been set for June 14 at 9 AM at the Oakland Community Center (614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland, IA) to discuss the East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalitions. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this important organization. The WMA… Continue Reading »

North Raccoon River Watershed Meeting

A public meeting has been set for May 17 @ 9:00 am at the Lake City Community Building to discuss the North Raccoon River Watershed Coalition. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this important organization. For more information about WMAs, visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Management-Authorities. Please contact Breanna Shea… Continue Reading »

Iowa City Public Library STEAM Festival

The Iowa City Public Library is organizing a STEAM Festival on Friday, May 19th from 9:30-2:30 and Saturday, May 20th from 10-4. The Friday event will focus on local 2nd and 3rd graders who will be joining us from the Iowa City Community School District, and Saturday will be open to the public. Even organizers… Continue Reading »

Southeast Community College STEM Festival

The Southeast Regional Hub is partnering with local community leaders and educators to host an engaging festival to expose students to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Exhibitors from throughout the region will spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning activities ranging from robotics and healthcare simulations to magnetism and wind energy.… Continue Reading »

English River WMA Meeting

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the English River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 PM at the Williamsburg Public Library. The meeting will allow partners to share updates on recent news and activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The WMA is an opportunity to stay involved in the activities of… Continue Reading »

Upper Wapsipinicon WMA Meeting

The Iowa Flood Center will join the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 1:30 pm at the Buchanan County Courthouse Assembly Room in Independence, IA. IFC staff and project partners will share an update on the activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) project. The WMA meeting is an opportunity to… Continue Reading »

Iowa Children’s Water Festival

The Iowa Children’s Water Festival is a FREE one-day event where students can participate in hands-on activities that engage them in learning opportunities and empower them to protect Iowa’s water resources. Before you realize it, students will be talking about aquifers, surface waters, run-off, point source and non-point source pollution, watersheds, wetlands, the water cycle,… Continue Reading »

STEAM Fest

Iowa City Parks and Recreation is launching an exciting new educational event. STEAM Fest invites children and adults of all ages to experience hands-on educational activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, led by local community groups. Iowa Flood Center representatives will have a booth at the event demonstrating their interactive watershed model. Families will… Continue Reading »

Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

The next Clear Creek Watershed Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19 beginning at 5 pm at Coralville City Hall in Coralville, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with… Continue Reading »

Upper Iowa River WMA Meeting

The next Upper Iowa River WMA meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6 beginning at 7 pm at the Decorah City Council Chamber in Decorah,IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to… Continue Reading »

East & West Nishnabotna River Watershed Meeting

A public meeting has been set for March 29 at 9AM at the Oakland Community Center (614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland, IA) to discuss the formation of a Watershed Management Authority for the East and West Nishnabotna Watersheds. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in… Continue Reading »

North Raccoon River Watershed Meeting

A public meeting has been set for March 28 @ 1:00 pm at the Lake City Community Building to discuss the formation of a Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for the North Raccoon River Watershed. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this important organization. For more… Continue Reading »

Middle Cedar WMA Meeting

The next Middle Cedar WMA meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28 beginning at 3 pm at the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust in Vinton, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to… Continue Reading »

Upper Wapsipinicon River WMA Meeting

The Iowa Flood Center will join the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, February 21, beginning at 1:30 pm at the Buchanan County Courthouse Assembly Room in Independence, IA. IFC staff and project partners will share an update on the activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) project. The Iowa Flood Center update will focus… Continue Reading »

English River WMA Meeting

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the English River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM at the Montezuma Public Library. The meeting will allow partners to share updates on recent news and activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The WMA is an opportunity to stay involved in… Continue Reading »

Hoover STEM Event

The Iowa Flood Center will participate in Family Enrichment Night at Hoover Elementary on Tuesday, February 7th. The schedule of events is as follows: 6:15 Doors open. Welcome/check-in 6:30 – 6:50 20 mins Gym – special guest (keynote) 6:50 – 6:55 5 mins transition to 1st session 6:55 – 7:15 20 mins 1st session 7:15… Continue Reading »

Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

The next Clear Creek Watershed Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18th beginning at 5:00 pm at Coralville City Hall. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with local watershed partners, collaborate on… Continue Reading »

Middle Cedar WMA Meeting

The next Middle Cedar WMA meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12th beginning at 3:30 pm at the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust in Vinton, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a… Continue Reading »

Project Lead the Way STEM Conference

The Iowa Flood Center will participate at this year’s Annual PLTW STEM Conference in Cedar Rapids. IFC will discuss recent flooding events in Iowa and will demonstrate useful tools and resources available to Iowans through the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS).   For more information, contact Breanna Shea at breanna-shea@uiowa.edu or at 319-384-1729.

Midwest Big Data Hackathon

Midwest Big Data Hackathon is a 2 day non-stop hackathon with 150 participants, and it will be held at University of Iowa in the heart of downtown Iowa City, USA. The event is open to all university students that have a passion for creating things with technology! Students will form teams to work on their… Continue Reading »

Flood Risk Management with Nonstructural Flood Risk Adaptive Measures

This workshop will illustrate typical measures, data collection, and assessment techniques to determine potentially feasible nonstructural flood risk adaptive measures.  As Watershed Management Authorities this, we think, will be of interest to you. It will provide an overview of the State of Iowa and the United States Army Corps of Engineers programs available for assistance… Continue Reading »