Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Water Center (IWC) annually administers a statewide grant competition known as the IWC Graduate Student Supplemental Research Competition. The purpose of this funding is to help graduate students to complete additional research objectives beyond the scope of their current work, with an emphasis on submitting their research to peer-reviewed publications. … Read More Butts Selected as a Recipient for the Iowa Water Center’s Research Grant Competition
At the Iowa Water Center we are focused on disseminating information about Iowa’s water resources with members of the Iowa water community spanning teachers, students, professionals, the general public, and more. One of the more accessible ways to receive information on water resources is through popular print non-fiction books that often top the charts of… Read More Water Scholars Book Club
Hanna Bates, Iowa Water Center How have our stories about water changed? What do these changes tell us about what we know or think we know about water? These are the questions the author Sarah Dry poses in her book, Waters of the World, The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our… Read More Waters of the World: Author shares Stories of the Adventurers and Expeditions that shaped Water Science
It was June 25, 2012 – my first day on the job at the Iowa Water Center. Rick was in Canada on a fishing trip, so I went to get lunch on my own. I ran to an old standby, Hy-Vee Chinese, and when I got to the fortune cookie, what did I see? You… Read More A fond farewell to the water community
Modern corn culture came to Iowa with the settlers that moved across the United States. Farmers, hopscotching westward to Indiana, Illinois and Iowa from the valleys of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, brought the agriculture of the Upland South with them- Dent corn and hogs.… Read More Why Do Iowa Farmers Grow Corn?
Soil and water conservation has long been recognized as a critical need for Iowa, the country, and the world. Two of the most important soil and water conservation ‘tools’ are terraces and grass waterways.… Read More Technology for Soil and Water Conservation Practices
The crops of Iowa yielded 100’s of trillion of calories in 2012. Those calories are feeding 100’s of millions of chickens, pigs, cattle and other livestock. They also help fuel millions of vehicles.… Read More Human-induced Soil Change in Iowa: Two Contrasting Examples
We all should care! Without life in the soil, there is no life above soil. Yes, the soil is composed of many, many living, breathing organisms.… Read More Life in the Soil: Who Cares?
We ask Ibrahim Demir, Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, the question: What is the Iowa Flood Information System?
We ask Dan Gilles, Water Resources Engineer from the Iowa Flood Center, the question: What is a 100-year flood?