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Feeding the World

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Feeding the World: Challenges to Water Quality & Quantity Thursday, April 9, Old Brick Church & Community Center, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The Public Policy Center, in partnership with the UI Water Sustainability Initiative, is hosting a special session on the interface of food production, agriculture and water quality.  The symposium will include several speakers and […]

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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Forbes Receives UI Distinguished Mentor Award

Posted on May 21st, 2014

Tori Z. Forbes has been awarded the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Mentor Award, which is presented to UI faculty or professional and scientific staff who have mentored undergraduates as they complete research and creative projects. Current students nominate their mentors for this award. Forbes is an assistant professor of chemistry, and also an assistant research […]

Cwiertny Named Early Scholar of the Year

Posted on May 21st, 2014

David Cwiertny has been chosen to receive the University of Iowa’s Early Career Scholar of the Year Award, which honors faculty members who have served five or fewer years at the UI, and who are currently involved in research or scholarly activity demonstrating significant promise. Cwiertny is also an associate professor in the Department of […]

Water Talk

Posted on May 19th, 2014

One of Kajsa Dalrymple’s chores was to help wash the family’s fruits and vegetables with iodine-laced water every day — to an 8-year-old, it seemed like a boring, unnecessary job. Standing at the sink, she sighed and rolled her eyes. “Why do we have to do this?” she asked her mother. Her mother, a civil […]

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 […]