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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 […]

Water Sustainability Initiative: Report, Spring 2015

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Focusing on Water Sustainability

Posted on August 5th, 2013

The Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) brings together faculty affiliates from across the academic spectrum to work together to understand and address issues related to a subject that affects every man, woman, and child on the planet: water sustainability. The University of Iowa’s Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) began in 2009, when the university announced it would […]

About Us

Posted on August 5th, 2013

Our Mission The University of Iowa has recently established the Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) to advance research, education, and outreach activities regarding the stewardship and responsible management of our water resources. Working together, WSI faculty members will identify key challenges on a local, regional, and global scale regarding the availability, quality, reuse, health impacts of […]


Posted on July 29th, 2013

… to the University of Iowa’s Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) We are the members of the University of Iowa’s Water Sustainability Initiative, working together as an interdisciplinary team with the hopes to develop sound strategies and technological solutions to meet the challenges facing society’s growing need for sustainable water resources and educate future generations of […]