Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Upper Iowa River WMA Meeting

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the Upper Iowa Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 PM at the Decorah City Council Chambers. 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… Continue Reading »

Upper Wapsipinicon WMA Meeting

The Iowa Flood Center will join the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, August 30th 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… Continue Reading »

Iowa Water Conference

The Iowa Water Conference is an annual gathering of water professionals, researchers, educators and students from across Iowa and surrounding states. The conference brings together, under one roof, a wide range of interests, disciplines, backgrounds and resources with united efforts for clean and abundant Iowa water. Stop on by the Iowa Flood Center booth to… Continue Reading »

Feeding the World: Challenges for Water Quality and Quantity

As part of the University of Iowa’s “Food for Thought” semester-long schedule of activities, the Public Policy Center, in partnership with the UI Water Sustainability Initiative, is hosting a special session on the interface of food production, agriculture and water quality.  The symposium will include several speakers and panelists with diverse perspectives on the past,… Continue Reading »

Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

The University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) and the Iowa Flood Center will co-host a Legislative Breakfast Reception on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, from 7:00-9:00 am, Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol.

Investigate Your Future

Iowa Flood Center engineers will be on hand to talk with eighth graders about flooding, and a career in engineering, at the Investigate Your Future event at Southeastern Iowa Community College.

2013 Iowa Climate Science Educators’ Forum

The 2013 Iowa Climate Science Educators’ Forum will be an opportunity for researchers and instructors in climate and climate-impacted fields to discuss the latest climate change impacts in Iowa, learn about predicted future changes in the state, and have an opportunity to ask questions and network with Iowa public and private college and university science leaders.

Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival

Bring your entire family to the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival, 4-7:30pm at the Five Sullivan Brothers Center in Waterloo.  Experience over 75 FREE and FUN activities and organizations at this hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics mega-fair created especially for preschool -5th grade students and their families. Drive a robot, test a virtual welder, fly… Continue Reading »

Iowa Water Conference

Through plenary and breakout sessions, conference goers will explore current trends across water resource management in both urban and rural landscapes, with a particular emphasis on the interconnected nature of our water resources, and the opportunities this offers for collaboration.

Iowa River Cleanup

The 2013 Iowa River cleanup will start at Sturgis Ferry Park in Iowa City and end at Hills. For additional information and to register, visit the Iowa River Cleanup Project website:  

Lower Wapsipinicon River Cleanup

A grassroots effort bringing together volunteers and sponsors to clean the Lower Wapsipinicon River and backwaters in an effort to make the public aware of this precious natural resource. For additional information and to participate in the 2013 cleanup, visit the Lower Wapsipinicon River Cleanup Project website:

Iowa State Fair

Visit the Iowa Flood Center at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Iowa Flood Center staff will be at the University of Iowa booth on the opening day of the fair, Thursday, August 8, to showcase the Living with Floods project. Stop by to view a floodplain model to see the impact land use changes, built… Continue Reading »

English River Watershed Meeting

The public is invited to an educational forum hosted by the City of Kalona, on behalf of the evolving English River WMA. Staff from the Iowa Soybean Association’s Environmental Programs and Services will share information about environmental programming they offer, and especially, watershed planning efforts they have led in Iowa. No RSVP required. Please email… Continue Reading »

iExploreSTEM Festival

Stop by our booth at Davenport’s Youth Fest – watch how floods occur and learn how we can reduce the impact of flooding in our communities. To learn more about the festival, visit: The iExploreSTEM Festival at Youth Fest is part of Living with Floods, a statewide project to commemorate recent flood events and celebrate progress… Continue Reading »

Project AWARE

Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition, involves hundreds of volunteers who spend their vacations working as aquatic garbage collectors – cleaning up, learning about, and exploring Iowa’s rivers. Visit the Project AWARE website for information on this year’s event including the route and how you can participate to help clean Iowa’s… Continue Reading »

IFloodS Google+ Hangout

A soggy 2013 spring, with near record rainfall in some areas, has led to flood warnings in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. With the floodwaters come questions as millions brace for the next wave of thunderstorms: Will this be another multi-billion dollar flood like the ones that hammered the Midwest in 1993 and 2008?… Continue Reading »

English River Watershed Meeting

The City of Kalona and the Iowa Flood Center are sponsoring an upcoming meeting to garner interest in establishing a Watershed Management Authority (WMA).  Community leaders and professionals from the English River watershed area are invited to this important event to learn more about flood hazards and water quality issues affecting this region, and discuss… Continue Reading »