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Partners

IWA’s success is dependent on the collaboration of numerous agencies, universities, non-profits, and municipalities who helped to conceptualize the program and the many more who will help to develop and implement its many components. There are many partnering organizations that are supporting the IWA, but the funded partners and their roles or expertise include:

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Direct recipient of the HUD grant funds and overall program administration

Iowa Economic Development Authority

 

Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD)

Aid in outreach and education activites for public resilience programs and development of planning documents and technical assistance

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

City of Dubuque

Implementation of watershed projects and Healthy Homes program in the Bee Branch Creek Watershed

Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project

Bee Branch Healthy Homes Resiliency Program 

 

University of Iowa (U of I)

Program lead for watershed projects implementation and monitoring (water quantity and quality), flood resilience programming, and evaluation and assessment

IIHR & IFC Support Services

 

Hydrologic Assessments and Plans

The IWA is just starting the processing of developing a hydrologic assessment for each of the project watersheds.  They will be posted here as they are complete.

The hydologic assessments developed under the 2010 HUD-funded Iowa Watersheds Project can be found here: 2010 Iowa Watersheds Project

 

Flood Resilience Program

The IWA Flood Resilience Program will develop materials about flood resilience content which will be shared with watershed communities at WMA meetings.

Flood Resilience Handout_2016-17

 

Iowa State University (ISU)

IWA outreach programming and monitoring of watershed projects success (soil erosion and transportation)

ISU Support Services
Iowa Water Center
Iowa Nutrient Research Center

 

University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

IWA outreach programming

TPC Support Services

Tallgrass Prairie Center

 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Direct resource to watersheds for formation of watershed management authorities and capacity building

DNR Support Services

WMA Fact Sheet

For more information about watershed management authorities, visit the Iowa DNR’s website:

Watershed Management Authorities in Iowa

 

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)

Direct resource to watersheds for assistance with implementing watershed projects

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

 

*IDNR and IDALS created a general template for hiring the IWA Project Coordinator as well as a sample RFP for watershed planning services. WMAs are encouraged to customize these descriptions to meet their needs:

WMA Project Coordinator Position Description Template

Sample RFP-Watershed Planning Services

 

Cities of Coralville and Storm Lake

Implementation of built projects in their cities

 

Benton, Buena Vista, Fremont, Iowa, Johnson, Mills, Winneshiek, and Howard Counties

Fiscal agents for the work in their respective watersheds

 

 

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Last modified on June 26th, 2017
Posted on August 22nd, 2016