"Five Years Out: Ongoing Impacts and Challenges of the 2008 Floods" Symposium

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:00am
Event Location: 
National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

June 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the epic Eastern Iowa floods of 2008, which caused greater damage to the Iowa and Cedar River watersheds than any other natural disaster in recorded history. The fifth-year anniversary is an excellent opportunity to discuss what has changed as a result of the floods and ongoing policy challenges.

Please register  to join us for the symposium. The goals of the symposium are to:

  • Generate productive discussions among local leaders, policy makers, residents, and scholars.
  • Begin to bridge the gap between rural and urban approaches to water management.
  • Identify unresolved water management policies and explore how they might reach resolution.

This symposium is part of the Living with Floods 2013 series of events being held statewide to commemorate the anniversary of recent flood events, celebrate progress made towards recovery, and raise awareness of flood mitigation strategies and the interconnectedness of our environment and watersheds. The Obermann Center is a proud co-sponsor.