The Iowa Flood Center … Serving Iowans with Innovative Tools and Reliable Information
Thanks to the Iowa Legislature’s leadership and foresight in creating the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) in 2009, Iowans have access to the latest technology and resources to help them prepare for floods and become more resilient to their effects. The center’s outward-facing philosophy focuses on providing direct services to benefit the people of Iowa. The IFC is actively engaged in flood-related projects that help Iowans understand their flood risks and make better flood-related decisions.
The IFC puts science-based information and technology in the hands of Iowa’s decision-makers, emergency managers, home- and business-owners, and the general public. Our work is accessible to everyone through the online Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS). The IFC is part of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. IFC researchers, staff, and students strive to develop the most advanced tools and projects to improve Iowa‘s flood preparedness and resiliency, and to reduce future flooding.