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
Post submitted by Emily Martin, MS Environmental Science student at Iowa State University Intensive farming and heavy nutrient application in the Midwest coupled with an extensive subsurface tile drainage network frequently leads to excessive nutrients in surface waters. As a result, heavy amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus has become a critical issue for policy and… Read More Summer Update from the IWC Graduate Student Research Grant Program: Emily Martin
Success in water-related work, whether it is out in the farm field, a backyard, or in city infrastructure, cannot be achieved alone. It is done by a community and for a community. With that in mind, the Iowa Water Conference Planning Committee is happy to announce the theme for the 2018 Iowa Water Conference: “Our Watershed,… Read More 2018 Iowa Water Conference – Call for Abstracts!
Cultivating a Community of Practice for Watershed Management Submitted by Melissa Miller, Associate Director of the Iowa Water Center The word is starting to get out on one of our latest Iowa Water Center initiatives: Watershed Management Authorities of Iowa (WMAs of Iowa). This is a statewide organization to unite the ever-growing numbers of Watershed… Read More Watershed Management Authorities of Iowa