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September 2018

League of Cities Annual Conference

September 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 14, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - October 7, 2018
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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11th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Moline, IL United States + Google Map

The 11th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference will be held October 24-2 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Moline, IL. Iowa Flood Center experts will be in attendance to discuss projects and technologies that are redefining the way we address flooding and manage natural resources across the state. Through the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach, the IFC is working in collaboration with many statewide partners to help build a more flood resilient Iowa. Participants will have the opportunity…

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IFC Seminar: U.S. Flood Frequency Analysis

October 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SHL 127 (Seminar Room), 320 Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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Title: “Bulletin 17C and Innovations in U.S. Flood Frequency Analysis” Iowa Flood Center Seminar Speaker: Jery R. Stedinger, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

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November 2018

Women, Food, and Ag Network Annual Conference

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Des Moines, + Google Map

WFAN’s mission is to engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power. Our members work every day to fulfill a vision for a food system that supports farmers, eaters, and the environment. This two-day annual conference is our opportunity to learn from our diverse peers, build a stronger network, and foster connections for long-lasting change. The conference will feature women in our network through regional field tours; day-long intensives; a farm-to-table…

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Women for Water Gathering

November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA United States
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This event is for all women in all walks of life who care about their water. Whether you live in the city, country or small town; whether you're rich, poor, or in-between;  whether you know a lot or a little about water or water issues in the state: this event is for you. We want you to be a part of it. You can be a Woman for Water.

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December 2018

FEMA Region VII: Making Connections

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
USEPA Region 7, 11201 Renner Blvd
Lenexa, KS, KS 66219 United States
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FEMA Region VII Partner Meeting

LET’S WORK TOGETHER! Recent disasters have demonstrated the need to work together. Collaboration prior to hazard events strengthens the foundation for communities to respond and recover quickly after an event. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are vital partners in building a more resilient nation, and we want to work together to further our common goals because we believe mitigation is everyone’s responsibility. The Federal Partners in Mitigation and Resilience is a group of Federal agencies in Region VII (Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and…

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