Post written by Hanna Bates, Program Coordinator for the Iowa Water Center I remember the first time I visited one of the Great Lakes. I was 14-years-old on a family vacation to Chicago, Illinois. Like everyone who goes to the Windy City, I took a trip up the 100-story John Hancock Tower in an ear-popping… Read More The Death and Life of the Great Lakes–Book Review
[Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Tianna for all of her hard work while at the Iowa Water Center. We wish her the best on her next endeavors!] Post submitted by Tianna Griffin, the Iowa Water Center’s Special Projects Assistant As my time with the Iowa Water Center comes to an end, I would… Read More Reflecting on the Iowa Water Center
Photos from the 2018 Iowa Water Conference. Photos by Hanna Bates, Program Coordinator at the Iowa Water Center.
Hello all, My name is Tianna Griffin and I am excited to announce that I am Iowa Water Center’s new Special Projects Assistant! I am pursuing an undergraduate degree in agronomy with an emphasis in agroecology and minoring in horticulture with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. I am from Davenport, Iowa, and I… Read More Meet our new Special Projects Assistant
Post submitted by Rick Cruse, Director of the Iowa Water Center The Citizens Water Academy meets for four four-hour educational and participatory sessions. This seems a somewhat unique approach to addressing Iowa Water Quality issues. Bringing together diverse community members in an educational environment, particularly when addressing a somewhat controversial and divisive topic, seems to… Read More Bringing citizens together to make a change
Post submitted by Nathan Young, a PhD student co-majoring in Geology and Environmental Science here at Iowa State University. Over the past 30 years, computer simulations of groundwater flow have become a standard tool for investigating water quality and quantity issues across the globe. Because of a number of limitations, ranging from data availability to… Read More Summer Update from the IWC Graduate Student Research Grant Program: Nathan Young
Student project from the Bluestem Institute (left). Image of the Southfork Watershed Alliance sign (right). Story submitted by Melissa Miller, Associate Director for the Iowa Water Center In fall of 2015, I met with a group of 60 high school students at the headwaters of the South Fork of the Iowa River, right off the… Read More Project-Based Learning for future water leaders