Entries by Carmen Langel

A Watershed Year (Public Presentation)

Connie Mutel, editor of A Watershed Year, presents a public program in rural Onawa, IA. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:15 am to noon. Loess Hills Prairie Seminar. Northwest Area Education Agency.  Call 800-352-9040 or 712–222-6000 for more information.

Legislative Breakfast Reception

The University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER)  and the Iowa Flood Center are co-hosting a Legislative Breakfast Reception on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, from 7:00-9:00 am at the Iowa State Capitol, Room 116. This is an opportunity to learn about the very latest activities of  these two Centers, how Iowans are benefitting from the […]

Public Program: A Watershed Year: Lessons Learned – Preparing for the Future

A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008, scheduled for release on March 1, 2010, brings together perspectives from physical and environmental scientists, hydrologists, economists, public policy experts, engineers and community managers on what happened during the floods, what we can learn from this devastating experience, and how we can better prepare for […]

A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008

The long-awaited book, A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008, will be available on March 1, 2010. Edited by Cornelia F. Mutel Overview: In June 2008, the rivers of eastern Iowa rose above their banks to create floods of epic proportions; their amazing size—flowing in places at a rate nearly double that of the […]

Iowa Flood Center – Developing Practical Tools for Communities

Dr. Witold Krajewski (Director of the Iowa Flood Center) and Dr. Larry Weber (Director of IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering) of The University of Iowa speak at UNI’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm.  They will summarize the events that led to the establishment of the Iowa Flood Center […]

Interpretation of Long Range Forecasts

Dr. Allen Bradley, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Research Engineer with IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, will meet with representatives of the National Weather Service and with emergency management managers in Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.  They will discuss how to interpret long range forecasts and examples of related research projects at the Iowa Flood […]

Flood Forecasting Forum in Charles City

Join Larry Weber, Nathan Young, and State Representative Mark Kuhn of Charles City, Iowa for an informational forum regarding a flood forecast system that is being developed by the Iowa Flood Center at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa.  The forum is hosted by the Charles City Chamber of Commerce and will be held at 3:00 […]

Talk of Iowa Features “A Watershed Year”

At 10:00 am on February 8, 2010, Talk of Iowa (WSUI radio) will feature a discussion of the forthcoming book, A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008. Participants will include Connie Mutel and Larry Weber, plus three other book authors.  This program is in anticipation of the book’s release on March 1, […]

Globe Gazette: Stream Monitoring System Could Protect Iowans

By James Q. Lynch Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — Witold Krajewski has a vision for a low-cost, real-time early warning system to improve Iowa’s ability to make emergency management decisions protect Iowans from flooding. Krajewski, director of the University of Iowa Flood Center, told lawmakers Wednesday that Iowa’s 25,000 bridges could become part of […]