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Craig Just: Building Sustainable Communities

Posted on July 1st, 2014

What do freshwater mussel habitats, hybrid poplar trees, and off-the-grid toilets have in common? For Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher Craig Just, the answer is just enough. (Read more …)

Water Sustainability Initiative: Report, Spring 2015

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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The Big Squat

Posted on August 16th, 2013

Nov. 15, 2012 More than 20 students turned out today for the International Toilet Day’s Big Squat on the T. Anne Cleary Walkway at 12:15 pm. Engineers for a Sustainable World, and others came out to bring awareness to the lack of sanitary plumbing that exists today.  With more than 2.5 billion people lacking access […]

Water Sustainability Courses

Posted on August 16th, 2013

Featured Course! Field Methods in Hydrologic Science is offered each spring semester for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. The course emphasizes hands-on experience with field equipment for students, including weekly laboratory experiences and multiple field trips during the semester. Curriculum includes both physical hydrologic and hydraulic measurements, and an introduction to environmental water-quality measurement and […]

Certificate in Sustainability

Posted on August 16th, 2013

Overview Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Accomplishing this goal requires an understanding of human and environmental systems and the complex interactions between them. Because sustainability embraces many disciplines, methodologies, and institutional practices, certificate students must have knowledge of the multidisciplinary […]


Posted on August 16th, 2013

Around the world, more and more people are recognizing the essential role of education in achieving sustainable development. At the University of Iowa students can pursue a Certificate in Sustainability, which provides the knowledge and skills to contribute to developing sustainable systems worldwide. A number of courses in a variety of university departments also open […]

Student Involvement

Posted on August 7th, 2013

Engineers for a Sustainable World Vision: A world of environmental, social, and economic prosperity created and sustained by local and global collective action. Mission: To forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.   Take Back the Tap Take Back the Tap, an education and advocacy campaign of Food & Water Watch, is designed to […]

Core Faculty Research

Posted on August 7th, 2013

Forbes Lab—Department of Chemistry Actinides are a major source of radioactivity associated with nuclear waste, and their transport in environmental systems is enhanced through adsorption onto small (1–5 nm) nanoparticles. Tori Forbes’ research group synthesizes novel actinide nanomaterials that are used as geochemical model compounds to enhance our understanding of the mobility of nuclear materials […]


Posted on August 6th, 2013

Members of the Water Sustainability Initiative are continually working on projects aimed at furthering water sustainability research. The pages listed at left are some examples of what’s happening in WSI members’ labs.

Our People

Posted on August 5th, 2013

In 2009, the University of Iowa announced it would create 10 new faculty positions to advance research, education, and outreach on water sustainability. These faculty members span the disciplines, from engineering and economics to law and communication. The Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) is designed to address one complex issue that affects every man, woman, and […]