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08.15.2018 - Ames, IA - The Iowa Water Conference Planning Committee is proud to announce that the theme for the 2019 Iowa Water Conference is, “Back to Basics: Land, Water, People.” This theme is inspired by the need for our communities to look back on our history with the landscape and focus on the basics when it comes to building resilient communities.

08.06.2018 - Des Moines - “Conserving Our Resources” is the theme this year at the DNR Courtyard Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 14th.

7.31.18 -- A statewide effort to identify and map six types of conservation practices has been completed and provides the most comprehensive inventory of conservation practices in the nation.

07.23.2018 - Ames, IowaThe Iowa Water Center invites students from around the state to participate in the 2019 Iowa Water Center "Spirit of the Water" Essay Contest and share how water scientists work to protect and improve our water resources. High school students 9-12th grade in Iowa are eligible to participate.

07.13.2018 - Des Moines - Beginning July 12, Iowa groups looking for help implementing innovative, regional and locally led Clean Water Awareness and Education Campaigns can apply for funding from the Iowa DNR Watershed Improvement Section.

07.13.2018 - Des Moines - Compliance rates of Iowa’s Drinking Water program were recently compared against the national averages. The data indicates, based on compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, that Iowa has one of the nation’s best drinking water programs. Non-compliance rates and the duration for which a public water supply remains out of compliance are less than half the national average.

07.05.2018 - Des Moines - Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Thursday following an announcement the Army Corps of Engineers will award $117 million in federal funding to the Cedar Rapids flood mitigation project. Historic flooding in 2008 caused an estimated $5.4 billion in damages.

07.03.2018 - The U.S. Geological Survey gauging stations put the water levels on the Iowa Great Lakes at its highest since 1993. Although lake levels are far from 1993s record levels, there are concerns about shoreline erosion and property damage.

06.28.18 - DES MOINES — As Mother Nature seems to be reminding us lately, this summer marks the 10th anniversary of the historic 2008 floods in Iowa. An interactive online story map from the Iowa DNR helps tell the tale of the devastation, as well as steps needed to prevent damage from future floods.

06.27.2018 - Ames, Iowa - The Iowa Water Center is pleased to announce the recipients of one research seed grant and one graduate student supplemental research grant for the 2018 Iowa Water Center Competitive Grants program. This is an annual statewide program to fund research that address water research needs in the state of Iowa.

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