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July 2017

Project AWARE

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017

This year's Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition), will be hosted in the Upper Cedar River Watershed from July 10-14. The 60-mile river cleanup is an opportunity to have fun, meet new people, and be a part of a great cause helping cleanup Iowa's rivers! Iowa Flood Center students and staff will volunteer for one day of the week-long event on Thursday, July 13th. For more information, visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/Project-AWARE. 2017aware_poster

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Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

July 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th St
Coralville , IA United States
Free

The next Clear Creek Watershed Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19 beginning at 5 pm at Coralville City Hall in Coralville, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with local watershed partners, collaborate on projects, share resources and ideas for flood mitigation and water-quality improvement, and meet new people. City and county officials, soil…

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Middle Cedar River WMA Meeting

July 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Vinton, 401 B Ave
Vinton, IA United States
Free

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the Middle Cedar River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at 3:00 PM at the Farmers Savings Bank and Trust in Vinton. 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 activities of the IWA and ask questions about the program. Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to…

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August 2017

Growing Sustainable Communities

August 2, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017 - August 25, 2017

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

Soap Creek Watershed Tour

September 12, 2017 @ 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, 2017

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, 2017 - September 17, 2017

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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