University of Iowa

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Land Cover and Conservation

Overivew Consistent with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS), Winneshiek sought to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen pollution from nonpoint sources. To achieve this goal, the County was interested in gaining information about land use and...

Blufflands Protection

Students in the Geographical and Sustainability Sciences program develop a methodology for mapping blufflands using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Winneshiek County is committed to protecting blufflands. The County developed a...

Marketing the Upper Iowa River for Sustainable Use

Students in Marketing Field Studies class in the Tippie College of Business researched these multiple uses and images of the river through focus groups and meetings with community stakeholders. Based on their findings, they developed recommendations...

Stormwater Management and Utility Planning

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning researched models of financing, established a budget, and developed a list of priority stormwater management projects based on their projected budgets and impacts to water quality and...

Mapping and Prediciting Potential Frac Sand Mine Locations

Researchers from the GEEMaP program , College of Engineering, and Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences collaborated to predict and map where frac sand mines may be most likely to occur in Winneshiek County if the industry enters the area...

Economic Impact Study of Frac Sand Mining Industry

Winneshiek County sought to understand the possible economic impacts that the frac sand mining industry could have if it became established in the county. For this project, graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning performed a...

Design of the Green and Healthy Homes Program

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning worked with city officials to provide recommendations and two tools for the City of Dubuque to expand its Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). The tools developed included the...

Decorah Iowa Smart Planning Principles

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning worked with city officials in Decorah to assist in the preparation of a revised comprehensive plan that included Iowa's Smart Planning Principles, which were adopted in 2010 by the Iowa...
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Decorah WE CAN Sustainability Plan

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning worked closely with a citizens group in Decorah, We Can Decorah, to promote energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly stormwater drainage techniques.

Sustainability Marketing Plan

Students in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute partnered with three Sioux City based community organizations that promote sustainability to better coordinate the organizations' activities and messaging to the Sioux City public. These...