Cooperative National Flood Institute

Sponsor/grant agency:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS)


Witold Krajewski, Larry Weber, Gabriele Villarini, and Ibrahim Demir


Amount of leveraged funding

The Future

Project Period




NOAA and the National Weather Service

Services provided by IFC:

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) would partner with NOAA and the NWS to create an institute to better serve the public with improved flood forecasts and other water- and flood-related services. The ultimate goal would be to improve streamflow forecasting and other flood-related products nationwide.

“What these folks are doing here in terms of research is absolutely essential, not just for Iowa, but for all the folks downstream from Iowa and for all the folks around the country dealing with the same issues.” —Congressman Dave Loebsack

Project Description:

This project would provide improved weather and water services for the public in cooperation with NOAA and the NWS. The IFC’s work would complement and enhance the services provided by the NWS.