Extreme Weather in Iowa: A Symposium

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Iowa Events Center, HyVee Hall 730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA

The UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, the UI Center for the Health Effects of Environmental Contamination and UI Public Policy Center are hosting a one day symposium on Extreme Weather in Iowa. The day will focus on projected climate trends for Iowa that include a sobering increase in hot days along with continued extreme precipitation events. There will be panel discussions on preparing for intense heat and more extreme precipitation. An embedded theme in the symposium will address equity in ensuring all Iowans are prepared and able to recover from natural disasters. There will also be a panel of elected officials and governor’s office staff to discuss policy implications moving forward.

Here is a link http://ppc.uiowa.edu/forkenbrock/ia-extreme-weather to details on the agenda and how to register. 

The goal of this symposium is to bring together constituencies affected by extreme weather events in Iowa and share information regarding prevention, response, monitoring, and long-term recovery.

Topics include:

  • An overview of weather trends in Iowa
  • Panel discussion on extreme heat
  • Equity considerations
  • Panel discussion on flooding
  • Panel discussion on policy

More information and a registration link is available on our website. The agenda will be updated as presenters are confirmed.