The Mighty Mississippi
The 16th annual Iowa Water Conference will be held March 29-30th in Dubuque, Iowa. We all live in a watershed; each watershed has one common resource – its water. The Mississippi River and its watershed are the foundation for a large, diverse community that affects the use and resilience of many of this country’s natural resources. Individuals and communities throughout the region have stories to tell. How does water impact them? How are they innovating to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change?
The conference will emphasize the historical influence the river has had on neighboring communities, agriculture, recreation, and ecology, as well as examine the roles Iowa and other neighboring states have in protecting it. This year’s theme emphasizes the importance that watershed citizenship has in making strides towards improving soil health and water quality goals in our communities, in our watersheds, and in the larger region – The Mississippi River Basin.
Call for Proposals
The Iowa Water Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for plenary, breakout, and panel presentations as well as mini-workshops. The deadline to submit proposals is November 1, 2021. Proposals should include at least one of the following:
- -Emphasizes diversity of science and members of society (institution, geography, gender, ethnicity, subject)
- -Timely topics that address real-time needs of Iowans
- -Exemplifies success stories, ground-breaking data, or interesting angles of approach for a subject
- -Addresses policy discussions on water resources in a manner that is data-driven and informed by scientific discovery