An Iowa State University Lectures Program
Sun Room, ISU Memorial Union
A panel of ISU faculty discuss factors contributing to flooding in Ames as well as ways to reduce the impact of such events. Topics include what meteorological models tell us about climate change in Iowa, the implications of more frequent and intense flooding, how various mitigation options would affect the local hydrologic system, the effect of flooding on local water quality and quantity, and what we can learn from flood prevention efforts elsewhere in the state.
Panelists include Bill Gutowski, Kristie Franz, and Bill Simpkins from Geological and Atmospheric Sciences and Stephen Jones from Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.