Adapting to Weather Extremes: the Economic Impact on Iowa


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:00am to 11:00am


HyVee Hall, Des Moines, IA

Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people. 

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The objectives of this day-long symposium are to:
  • Better understand the current and future challenges facing Iowa due to the extreme weather.
  • Identify some of the leading challenges to key sectors of Iowa?s economy affected by extreme weather, the costs of these impacts and how these sectors are mitigating and adapting to change.
  • Facilitate productive discussions among government and business leaders, policy makers and citizens about strategies for mitigating and adapting to extreme weather.
  • Generate policy options for adapting to weather extremes in Iowa
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Gannon at (319) 335-6817 or


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