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How Gregory Ewing, a PhD student at the University of Iowa, is coupling societal objectives with water resource management

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Injustices, inequities, and inefficiencies are what Gregory Ewing is working to combat in his research field.
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Iowa’s Watershed Approach provides a model for tackling big challenges on the Mississippi River

Monday, July 25, 2022
Flooding and water quality are persistent issues across the massive Mississippi River Basin, and experts predict they will only worsen with climate change and increasing intensity of agricultural production.
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Iowa Flood Center takes proactive approach to building flood resilience

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force, and staff from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Land+Water, and Wisconsin Emergency Management took a trip to the Iowa Flood Center in Iowa City on June 29-30.
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University of Iowa PhD student Bekir Demiray works to create a serious game on flood mitigation strategies

Friday, July 1, 2022
Immersive, repeatable, and engaging. These are the building blocks of lead researcher Bekir Demiray’s web-based, interactive, serious game on flood protection and mitigation strategies for educating the public, specifically k-12 and college students.
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Early warning system pinpoints flooded roads in some states

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
This year, with hurricane season underway, a new advanced warning system will alert North Carolina officials in real time which specific roads and bridges are likely to flood soon, so the state can prepare and warn the public.
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Early warning system pinpoints flooded roads in some states

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Nearly a dozen states are using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads.
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Flood reduction a pricey issue on Wapsipinicon

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Two million dollars does not buy much flood reduction. That’s one of the conclusions reported during the June 3 public presentation of flood-reduction projects on the Wapsipinicon River and its tributaries.
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IFC’s Larry Weber radio interview

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Larry Weber discusses the Iowa Watershed Approach in this radio interview.
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$97 million goes towards flood resilience across Iowa

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Eight hundred new farm ponds, wetlands, reconnected flood plains, and water and sediment control basins were added to the state’s landscape over the past 5 years. It’s part of a $97 million initiative from the University of Iowa.
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$97 million statewide flood-reduction initiative

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
A $97 million flood mitigation project is now complete in Vinton.