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August 2017

Growing Sustainable Communities

August 2

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 than 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa. In addition, IFC staff will share updates on the $97M HUD-funded Iowa Watershed Approach project, which includes a…

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Iowa State Fair

August 13

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 addition, they will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool that provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, flood alerts and forecasts, and stream levels…

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2017 ISAC Conference

August 23 - August 25

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!

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Iowa Post Construction Stormwater Conference & EPIC Green Infrastructure Tour

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 3:00 pm
$125
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September 2017

Soap Creek Watershed Tour

September 12 @ 9:30 am

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 how these structures are impacting the watershed and local communities. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Soap Creek Watershed Coordinator, Leanne Shehan at…

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Inspire Day at the Norman Borlaug Farm

September 15

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 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa.

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Midwest Big Data Hackathon

September 16 - September 17

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 all kinds, will participate in exciting projects looking at the opportunities around big data. The event will be free and open to students working or…

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Iowa River Clean-Up 2017

September 16 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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/

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2017 Iowa League of Cities Conference

September 27 - September 29

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, and stream levels for more than 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa. Stop by and visit wtih our staff!

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October 2017

Sunday at the Quarry

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
BMC’s Morgan Quarry, 4618 East Donald Rd. + Google Map

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 their online Iowa Flood Information System tool that provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 communities and locations across…

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