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February 2018

WiSE STEM Extravaganza

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kirkwood Regional Center, 2301 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Classroom scene of IFC staff demonstrating the floodplain model.

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 – 3:50, and 3:55 – 4:25. Iowa Flood Center representatives will be in attendance to demonstrate their interactive watershed model that shows how changes in the…

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Johnson County Agriculture/Biosciences Breakfast Series

February 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Flyer for breakfast series.
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44th Annual Engineering Career Guidance Conference

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirkwood Hotel Conference Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
Conference Flyer.

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 upstream changes in the landscape impact downstream flooding.This is an annual event for surrounding high school students where they can meet with, talk to, and…

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5th Annual Linn County STEM Festival

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
Girl Scouts learn about hydrology with the IFC's table top watershed model.

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 a collaboration of area schools, organizations, and non-profits to create an opportunity for our community. Iowa Flood Center representatives will be in attendance to demonstrate…

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The Social Dimensions of Flood & Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
127 SHL, 300 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA 52246
Marccus Hendricks flyer

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 discuss flooding and stormwater infrastructure at the neighborhood-level, looking at minor systems designed for everyday nuisance flooding, which also mitigate floods during heavy rainfall events.

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March 2018

IFC Legislative Breakfast Reception

March 6 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Iowa State Capitol, East 9th and Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States

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 6, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 am, Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol. This is an opportunity for legislators and the public to learn about the very latest activities of these two Centers, how Iowans are benefiting from the activities of these Centers, and their future plans.  Reception participants from the Iowa Flood Center will include Director Witold Krajewski, IIHR Interim…

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

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center, 4500 North 10th Street
Marion, IA 52302 United States
Workshop flyer

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".

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Iowa Water Conference

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

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 visit with students and staff!    

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Upper Cedar River Watershed Meeting

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Milton Owen Nature Center, 1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA United States
Cedar Partners Meeting Agenda Flyer.
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April 2018

Register for the Old Man’s Timber Tour!

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 and the Iowa Watershed Approach, a statewide watershed improvement program designed to slow down the movement of water through the landscape by strategically building farm ponds,…

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