The Cedar River Watershed Coalition facilitates cooperation amongst stakeholders in the watershed to learn about best management practices and policies to address flooding and water quality challenges. This is the first basin across the state to be completely covered by Watershed Management Authorities (WMAs), and it has a unique mix of partners and activities going on throughout the watershed. The focus of the fall meeting is “Moving the Needing in 2020: Achieving Cedar River Watershed Goals.” The main focus of the meeting will include a panel of state conservation leaders who will share their vision and expertise on watershed improvement efforts.
Cedar River Watershed Coalition
2019 Fall Meeting
Friday, November 8, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Moving the Needle in 2020: Achieving Cedar River Watershed Goals
1:00 pm Welcome & Introductions
1:15 pm Iowa’s Extreme Weather
This session will provide an overview of climate science to help us understand what our future could look like in Iowa.
- Gene Takle, ISU Distinguished Professor
1:45 pm Panel: Achieving our Cedar River Watershed Goals
State water resource leaders will share their vision for how we achieve our watershed improvement goals.
- Larry Weber, University of Iowa – IIHR: Flood Mitigation
- Adam Kiel, Iowa Soybean Association: Financing Conservation
- Kayla Lyon, Iowa DNR: Ensuring Clean Water for Human Health & Aquatic Life
- Susan Judkins, Watershed Management Authorities of Iowa: Role of WMAs
- Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, Iowa Environmental Council: Water Policy in Iowa
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Breakout: Translating goals into reality
Break-out sessions will be convened to allow participants to drill down into topics of their interest. What key actions must be adopted in order to move the needle? How do we build capacity at the local level?
- Clean Water
- Nutrients / Soil Health
- Financing Conservation
- Landowner Engagement
4:00 pm Open Discussion
4:30 pm Adjourn