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
Breaking down our knowledge of soil enzymes Post written by Marshall McDaniel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University As mentioned in a recent Washington Post article, there is a zoo beneath our feet in the soil. There are three properties of the soil, which are physical, chemical, and the biological… Read More Identifying Indicators for Soil Health
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
For the past couple of weeks, I have been on the road across Iowa. These trips vary in their purpose, but one thing that remains the same is the evident erosion in the fields along my travels. Regardless of where I am – whether it is in the Loess Hills visiting family or in the Des Moines Lobe for a meeting – spring rains have revealed that there are deep cuts in the bare brown soils where lush, even soils used to be.
Post edited by Hanna Bates, Program Assistant at the Iowa Water Center This week, we chatted with Jennifer Fencl, the Solid Waste & Environmental Services Director at The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG). Fencl works to bring eastern Iowa stakeholders together to better manage their natural resources and to create a long-term investment in… Read More Planning for Watershed Success in Eastern Iowa
This month, the “2017 Iowa Soybean Association Research Conference” (ISARC) was held in downtown Des Moines. This is an annual conference focused on sharing information from the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) research teams. These teams include Analytics, Environmental Programs and Services, and the On-Farm Network.