Symposium on extreme weather in Iowa

Tyler Chalfant | September 12th, 2019

The UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, the UI Center for the Health Effects of Environmental Contamination and UI Public Policy Center will host a symposium on extreme weather in Iowa. The event, “Extreme Weather in Iowa: Paths to Equitable Response, Recovery, and Resilience,” will be held in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Wednesday, October 2nd from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

The goal of the symposium is to bring together constituencies affected by extreme weather events in Iowa. Researchers, policy makers, and emergency responders will get together to discuss prevention, monitoring, response, and long-term recovery. The event will feature panels on the increase of heat and flooding, with an embedded theme of addressing equity in ensuring all Iowans are prepared and able to recover from natural disasters There will also be a panel of state-level policymakers and a keynote address from Eric Tate, a University of Iowa professor of Geographical and Sustainability Services. 

The Public Policy Center is an interdisciplinary research center focused on conducting research and informing policymakers and the public on a variety of issues affecting Iowan communities. Since 2008, the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy has sponsored symposiums and lectures on the most pressing issues of our time as a part of the Center’s engagement mission. 

To register for the symposium, click here. The fee is $25, or $10 for students showing valid university I.D.

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