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Eau de BS

Posted on December 19th, 2019

Recently I happened upon the little book at the right (1), and since it covers a topic that interests me, I bought it. Essentially an essay at about 8000 words, it can be read in the time it takes to drink two beers if you drink them at the rate I do, which is slightly […]

Crunching Numbers: Iowa Nutrient Strategy Progress

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Authored by Professor Silvia Secchi Buongiorno! I am one of Dr. Jones’ colleagues at UIowa. Dr. Jones graciously agreed to let me guest blog to give you my thoughts on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked twelve Mississippi river states to develop the strategies as a means to address […]

Make America MRTN Again

Posted on June 21st, 2019

The Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) is an organization coordinated by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa. INREC is using farmer survey data collected by ag retailers to help Iowa State University quantify progress toward goals set by the Iowa Nutrient Research Strategy, the state’s main policy instrument for water quality improvement. Part of […]

From Golf to Gulf?

Posted on April 25th, 2019

You likely know some things about Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. This is the low-oxygen condition that develops off the coast of Louisiana that is driven by nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) entering the Gulf in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. Do golf courses contribute to this, and do they degrade local water quality? Iowa DNR […]


Posted on April 18th, 2019

My University of Iowa office is in Trowbridge Hall. The building is named for Charles Trowbridge, Iowa’s state geologist from 1934-1947, a position now occupied by my friend and colleague Keith Schilling. Trowbridge Hall was finished in 1916 and once housed the university’s dental school. Duct tape keeps my office ceiling from crumbling but the […]

Hello Darling

Posted on April 9th, 2019

You might recall a recent post assessed the amount of public land Iowa has relative to other states. Iowa is 8th-lowest of the states in the total amount of public land and 3rd-lowest in the percentage of our land area that is in public hands. This made me wonder about water, specifically, how much water we […]