Advisory Board

The Iowa Water Center's advisory board works closely with the center director and coordinator to define the vision and goals for the Center and to guide its programs. In addition to individuals with science and policy expertise, board membership includes representatives from Iowa organizations having water interests and responsibilities. These include Iowa’s Regents universities, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and selected federal agencies. 

Board Membership


Larry Weber
Director and Professor, IIHR — Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa

Marty Adkins
Asst. State Conservationist (Water Resources), Natural Resources Conservation Service

Photo of Jake Hansen
Jake Hansen
Water Resources Bureau Chief, DSCWQ, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Jon Nania
Deputy Director for Operations, USGS Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center

Mary Skopec
Executive Director, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory

Daryl Smith
Director and Professor, Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa

Iowa State University Advisors

John Lawrence
Director, Extension to Agricultural and Natural Resources
Office of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University


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