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53rd Annual ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Conference
March 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The quality of life we enjoy in Iowa, both now and in the future is directly related to the quantity and quality of our water resources. Point and non-point sources of pollution continue to endanger the groundwater and surface water resources in Iowa. After the flooding in Iowa in 2008, 2010, and the historic flooding in 2011 on the Missouri River in western Iowa, major policy changes are under development for floodplain and watershed management across the state. The challenges of managing a rapid increase in suburban growth, aging stormwater system infrastructure in our older urban areas, in addition to other land use issues, creates increased opportunities for flooding problems.
This conference and workshop will focus on examining the management and engineering challenges that lie ahead in addressing the important water resources issues in the years ahead. The health and welfare of the people of Iowa, and the continued development of the state economy, will depend on sound and timely engineering practice and management skills to ensure protection of our vital water resources.