On the Radio: University of Iowa celebrates progress in flood awareness


The University of Iowa Museum of Art during the 2008 floods. Photo by bigheadedrobot, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here  or read the transcript below. This week’s episode highlights the University of Iowa’s upcoming efforts to celebrate progress in flood awareness.

Leading up to the fifth anniversary of the 2008 floods, the University of Iowa and seven Iowa communities will celebrate progress.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Over the course of the next year, the University of Iowa will host a series of events as part of the Living with Floods project. This project consists of numerous flood education activities reflecting on the flood recovery progress, the increase in flood awareness and new flood mitigation techniques.

The project will culminate in seven concerts by the New Orleans’ Preservation Hall jazz band celebrating the fifth anniversary of the 2008 floods. These performances will take place at each of the participating communities –Dubuque, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Muscatine and Iowa City.

For more information on the Living with Floods project, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank You.

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