Some teachers in Iowa are working with University of Iowa faculty to incorporate the devastating floods of 2008 and 2011 into social studies, science and language arts lessons, using students’ personal experiences from the floods.
From Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2, more than 30 teachers from seven targeted communities across the state that experienced flooding will come to the UI campus to participate in the first ever College of Education’s Interdisciplinary Flood Workshop for Teachers as part of the Living with Floods project. The workshop is part of […]
The University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) and the Iowa Flood Center will co-host a Legislative Breakfast Reception on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 am, Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol. This is an opportunity to learn about the very latest activities of these two Centers, how Iowans are […]
The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)® Exam Review Course has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (review), and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7–8:30 a.m. The exam begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, and ends at noon. All sessions will be held at the Iowa Flood Center in the C. Maxwell […]
The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) will hold two informational webinars to launch its newly updated Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS). The first webinar will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m., with a repeat session on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The webinars are free and open to all interested persons. The […]
The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a tour of the Upper Cedar River Watershed to look at urban and agricultural soil and water conservation practices that are making a difference in controlling flooding, pollution and soil erosion in the basin. Nathan Young, Associate Director of the Iowa Flood Center, is among the scheduled presenters.
The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) has been invited to participate in the National Science Foundation’s “Hazards on the Hill” Event. The event is co-hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Bill Nelson, Chair of the Senate Commerce Science and Space Subcommittees. Witold Krajewski, Director of the IFC, and Larry Weber, Director of IIHR-Hydroscience & […]
WHAT: Iowa City Flood Inundation maps will be unveiled and demonstrated at an upcoming news conference. Through a federal, university, and city partnership, these maps are now available on the National Weather Service website to help the citizens of Iowa City better understand flood risk associated with the Iowa River. WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 10 […]
The group 1000 Friends of Iowa presents “Planning Iowa Sustainability—Building on What We Have.” This all-day event at the Historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, will focus on sustainable development. Workshop sessions will include smart planning for small cities, green infrastructure, funding opportunities, and regional planning. Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski will lead a […]
The Iowa Flood Awareness Interagency Coalition presents: Don’t Test the Waters Cedar Rapids: Community Flood Outreach Forum on June 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Coe College Auditorium, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The presentation will educate residents on flood preparation efforts and resources available to them, as well as the flood protection […]