The Iowa Water Center is a part of a nationwide network of university-based water centers created to encourage interdisciplinary water research and the education and outreach needed to insure research results are applied to real world problems.
Identify research needs and fund selected projects about Iowa’s water quality, water quantity, and the human dimensions of water-resources management
Provide outreach and education opportunities to familiarize water-resource professionals, teachers, and students with current research about Iowa’s water resources
Disseminate information about Iowa’s water resources to water-resource specialists, teachers, students, policymakers, and the general public.
10th annual Iowa Water Conference
The Iowa Water Conference is IWC's largest outreach and collaboration effort. The conference is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss relevant water issues in Iowa. The inaugural event in 2006 combined several existing conferences with the purpose of coordinating research and management efforts. Today's conference draws nearly 400 attendees and still strives to encompass the whole of Iowa's water landscape including expanding into realms of education and outreach, conservation, policy and regulations.
Art of Water- Using the arts to tell iowa’s water story
Art of Water is a FREE community event that brings together performing and visual arts for a provocative lesson and dialogue about Iowa's water. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-performance gallery session with the Ames High School Bluestem Institute featuring photo-mosaic posters that define water quality terms from a technical, social, and cultural perspective. At 7 p.m., students from Luther College will present Body of Water, a project conceptualized by Luther biology professor Jodi Enos-Berlage and Luther dance professor Jane Hawley as a way to use video, music and dance to tell the intimate...