Over the past several days conversations concerning preparedness for COVID-19 escalation and prevention have been ongoing. Many universities across the nation, Iowa State University included, are making concerted efforts to minimize large gatherings and events in an attempt to reduce the impact of the outbreak. In an effort to keep our community as safe as possible, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Iowa Water Conference, scheduled for April 8 and 9.
We recognize the impact this has on those in the water community, especially those who have volunteered their time on the planning committee to craft the agenda, as well as those who assembled abstracts for presentations and posters. This decision was made in consultation with university leadership out of an abundance of caution to prioritize the health and safety of our Iowa water resources community.
In the coming weeks more information will be available about online resources from the conference program, such as a virtual poster session and select presentations. Be sure to join the #IowaWater2020 discussion for updates and information all year long.
Additional information about refund procedures for registrations and sponsorships is available on the refund page.
We thank you for supporting one of the largest water resources community events in Iowa and look forward to your continued engagement through our online channels and future events.
The 2020 Iowa Water Conference planning committee
Des Moines Water Works, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Flood Center, Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association, Iowa Groundwater Association, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership, Iowa Water Environment Association, the U.S. Geological Survey–Iowa Water Science Center, and individual contributors Kevin Griggs, V. Fixmer-Oraiz, and Cara Marker-Morgan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.