Iowa Water Conference

March 12-13, 2019 | Ames, Iowa

Back to Basics: Land, Water, People

The Iowa Water Conference is the largest outreach and collaboration effort of the Iowa Water Center and is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss relevant water issues across 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.

Through general and concurrent sessions, conference goers will explore current trends across water resource management in both urban and rural landscapes, with a particular emphasis on the interconnected nature of our water resources, and the opportunities this offers for collaboration.

The conference also offers sessions for research and educational posters from water professionals, as well as a poster competition for students.

Conference partners

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Flood Center, Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Luther College, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Trees Forever and the U.S. Geological Survey -- Iowa Water Science Center.

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The Iowa Water Conference is presented by the Iowa Water Center. For questions about the conference program please contact Melissa Miller, program coordinator, Iowa Water Center, at (515) 294-7467. For questions about the poster session or research paper presentations please contact Hanna Bates, Iowa Water Center, (515) 294-5650.

For assistance with registration, exhibitor and facilities questions please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or email