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August 2018

Iowa City Family Fun Festival

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Regina Catholic Education Center, 2150 Rochester Ave
Iowa City, IA United States
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A little girl looks on as an IFC graduate student demonstrates the watershed model.

Iowa Flood Center staff will join the Iowa City Family Fun Festival at Regina in Iowa City on Saturday, August 18. The IFC will have their interactive watershed model on display to demonstrate how land use changes impact flooding. Stop by our booth between 5:30-8:00 PM!

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Iowa State Association of Counties Annual Conference

August 21 - August 23
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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The IFC's Ibrahim Demir demonstrates AI with a member of the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Flood Center will have a booth at this year's Iowa State Association of Counties Annual Conference being held August 21-23. IFC staff will discuss innovative tools and technologies they have developed to help communities be better prepared for flood events, as well as describe research projects that are helping Iowans become more flood resilient.

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Science Thursdays

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Viewing IFIS

Science Thursdays is a weekly event series featuring science activities, food trucks and live music. It is a community enhancement effort that celebrates scientific discovery and promotes cross-departmental networking. These events are open to the public and are held in an accessible space, 11am-1pm, in the courtyard between the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF), Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB), Bowen Science Building (BSB), and the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB). Iowa Flood Center staff will be available to demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online…

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September 2018

Cedar River Watershed Partner Organization Open House

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive
Cedar Falls, IA United States
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Aerial flood image

Mark your calendars for the Cedar River Watershed Coalition’s fall meeting on Thursday, September 6th from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at Hartman Reserve Nature Center (657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls). This fall’s meeting will focus on the state of the Cedar River Watershed in the ten years since the historic Flood of 2008. Break-out tracks on water quality, grassroots engagement, flood mitigation, and watershed planning will highlight the progress that has been made to date, and examine where action…

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Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual Conference

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm
Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA United States
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Mississippi River

Iowa Flood Center staff will have a booth at this years Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual Conference September 10-11. Stop by to learn about the innovative research projects and cutting-edge technologies being developed by IFC that are helping Iowans be more flood resilient. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about progress being made on the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach that is ramping up conservation efforts across the state to reduce flooding and improve water quality.

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League of Cities Annual Conference

September 12 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA United States
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Iowa Flood Center map showing many flood alerts in Northeast Iowa.

The League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit is the largest training in the state designed specifically for Iowa’s elected and appointed city officials. The conference also includes ample opportunity to network with peers and learn from one another. When you attend the Annual Conference & Exhibit you’ll have the opportunity to: Choose from nearly 40 education workshops and trainings. Connect with city officials to learn new ideas. Find resources to help your keep your City Strong. Adopt the League’s legislative priorities…

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Inspire Day

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Norman Borlaug Heritage Farm, 19518 200th St.
Cresco, IA United States
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Watershed Model Demonstration

The Norman Borlaug Heritage Farm is hosting "Inspire Day" on September 21 for 5th grade students. The event gives students a chance to learn about agriculture, science, social studies, and the environment. Iowa Flood Center staff will be in attendance to teach kids about watersheds and how land use changes impact flooding, as well as will demonstrate one of their state-of-the-art rain gauges that collects real-time data displayed on the Iowa Flood Information System (http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/en/). For more information, visit https://www.normanborlaug.org/education/inspire.html.

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October 2018

Growing Sustainable Communities

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street
Dubuque, Iowa United States Minor Outlying Islands
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People Look at a Pond as part of a tour of the Soap Creek WAtershed.

The 11th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference will be held Oct. 2-3, 2018 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, and is expected to draw more than 500 attendees. Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa and Sustainable City Network, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again this year at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street (View Map). The…

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Annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Union Memorial Hall, 125 N Madison St
Iowa City,
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IFC Director Witold Krajewski is interviewed on camera by TV news reporters.

Ten years after the devastating disaster events of 2008, this year's conference will focus on lessons learned, technology that has evolved to meet response and recovery needs, and actions taken toward a stronger, more resilient Iowa. Director Witold Krajewski will present on the Iowa Flood Center's growth since it's establishment in 2009 and will talk about the innovative tools and resources available to all Iowans to help them better understand their flood risks and be prepared for flood events. In…

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Midwest Big Data Hackathon

October 6 - October 7
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison St
Iowa City, IA 52245 United States
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Yusuf Sermet in front of a computer

The 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 project (or 'hack') up to 4 members. Projects are open format, which means that you can hack on web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications. Company…

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