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.
- 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