IIHR lab facility

Texas visit to Iowa!

January 6-9, 2020

C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory | Iowa City, Iowa 

About: The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) is hosting a group from Texas made up of state agency represenatives, academics and researchers, elected officials, and water resource professionals who are interested in visiting Iowa to learn more about our state’s collaborative initiatives to improve flood monitoring and prediction capabilities in Iowa and develop strategies to mitigate floods. The goal of the two-day meeting is to provide Texas with a framework for how they might adapt similar flood mitigation strategies.

For more information about the Iowa Flood Center, click here: IFC Fact Sheet.

Agenda: A draft agenda is available here: Agenda for Texas Visit-Updated Dec. 6. Please note this is subject to change and updates will be shared periodically. A final aenda will be made available by January 1, 2020. 

Flight Recommendations: The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is the closest and most convenient for travelers to use.

Airport Transportation: Yellow Cab Services of Iowa City can assist with individual transportation needs. In addition, the Iowa Flood Center will be in touch with all meeting participants to coordinate a few scheduled shuttle times for airport transportation.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms under the group name “Iowa Flood Center” have been made at the Hilton Garden Inn near downtown Iowa City (and within walking distance to our facility). Room reservations under the group block must be made by December 16!

Room reservations can be made at: https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/IOWDOGI-IFC-20200106/index.jhtml, or call 319-248-6100 and dial “0” to reach the front desk. Indicate that you are with the “Iowa Flood Center” group block and they will accept the state rate of $94/night.

Additional hotel options in the Iowa City and surrounding area can be easily accessed, here: https://www.thinkiowacity.com/places-to-stay/.

Food & Dining: The Iowa Flood Center will provide coffee, light breakfasts, and refreshments throughout the two-day visit. Individuals are responsible for covering dinner and lunch expenses and may be invoiced following the event for any meals that are catered and provided.

Questions: Contact Breanna Shea (breanna-shea@uiowa.edu, P. 319-384-1729) for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Breanna Shea at 319-384-1729.