The Iowa Water Center is part of a network of 54 university-based Water Resources Research Institutes. Administered via Iowa State University and located on the Ames, Iowa campus, the Iowa Water Center is devoted to research, outreach and education related to Iowa’s water issues.
Rick Cruse, Director of the Iowa Water Center
Rick is a professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University where he has administration, research, teaching, and extension responsibilities focusing on soil and water management; he is also Director of the Iowa Water Center. He earned his BS from Iowa State University and MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Melissa Miller, Associate Director at the Iowa Water Center
Melissa is the associate director of the Iowa Water Center. She earned a BS in Kinesiology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in Community and Public Health. She is currently pursuing a MS degree in Community Development with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management, also from Iowa State University.
Hanna Bates, Program Assistant at the Iowa Water Center
Hanna is the Program Assistant at the Iowa Water Center. She has an MS in Sociology and Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University. She is currently pursuing an MBA with a leadership certificate from the University of Iowa.