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April 2021

UIowa Hackathon

April 17 - April 18
Free
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This years HackUIowa will take place virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
It is a free event with cool prizes in numerous categories worth over $6,000 and swag for everyone!

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July 2021

Johnson County Fair

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Johnson County Fairgrounds, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S
Iowa City, 52246 United States
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Free
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Iowa Flood Center staff will have an interactive exhibit at the Johnson County Fair July 25-28, 2021. Demonstrations will include IFC's interactive watershed model that shows how changes in the landscape impact flooding and a monitor will be on display to allow participants to view the Iowa Flood Information System online visualization platform that communicates flood alerts and forecasts. Stop by and see us! Contact Breanna Shea (breanna-shea@uiowa.edu, 319-384-1729) with any questions.

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Black Hawk County STEM Fair

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Hawk County Extension, 3420 University Ave # B
Waterloo, 50701 United States
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Free
Student looking at watershed model demonstration

Iowa Flood Center staff will have an interactive exhibit at the Black Hawk County STEM Fair July 30, 2021. Demonstrations will include IFC's interactive watershed model that shows how changes in the landscape impact flooding and a monitor will be on display to allow participants to view the Iowa Flood Information System online visualization platform that communicates flood alerts and forecasts. Stop by and see us! Contact Breanna Shea (breanna-shea@uiowa.edu, 319-384-1729) with any questions.

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August 2021

ISAC Annual Conference

August 25 - August 27
Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Iowa Flood Center will have an exhibit space at the Iowa State Association of Counties Annual Conference, Aug. 25-27, 2021. Stop by and visit with our team about projects and resources available to assist counties in understanding and reducing their flood risks.  

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September 2021

Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference

September 15 - September 17
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 300 E 9th St.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Iowa Flood Center (IFC) staff will participate at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference happening Sept. 15-17, 2021 in Coralville, Iowa. Join our presentation on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 8:15-9:15 am to learn about tools and resources available to cities and the public through the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS). IFIS is an easy-to-use, Google Maps–based web platform developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa. The system provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and…

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October 2021

Iowa Floodplain Stormwater Management Association Annual Fall Conference

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Otter Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021 United States
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$125
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The 9th annual IFSMA Fall Conference is an opportunity to connect with other stormwater and floodplain management experts to share information and successful practices.

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Watersheds Integration: Agricultural and Urban Partnerships

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$30
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IFC's Larry Weber will give his presentation: The Science Agenda: Water Quality in Iowa; Recapping the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) after 5 years.

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Iowa Homeland Security Conference 2021

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - October 15 @ 12:30 pm
FAA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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$150
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The 2021 Iowa Homeland Security Conference is a hybrid (virtual and in-person) event where everyone can hear about others' experiences with speakers from HazMat, emergency managers, and Safeguard Iowa.

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November 2021

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River (Part I)

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
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IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini will introduce IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River during Part 1 of this two-part virtual event!

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Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River (Part II)

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
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During part II of the program, Dr. Villarini will discuss the evolution of IIHR’s research expertise in water resources engineering and the impacts of climate change on watershed management. The presentation will include an overview of current watershed initiatives underway, including the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach program aimed at reducing flood risk, improving water quality, and building more resilient communities.

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