Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another, fluctuations that negatively affect Iowa agriculture, businesses and people.
On December 11th, 2013 CGRER co-sponsored a day-long symposium at HyVee Hall in Des Moines titled, Adapting to Weather Extremes: The Economic Impact in Iowa.
The conference, which attracted 150 participants from around the state, explored current and future challenges posed by extreme weather and strategies and policy options for adapting to these fluctuations.
Bruce Rastetter, President, Iowa Board of Regents,
Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Chuck Gipp, Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Paul Trombino III, Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation
Nick Gerhart, Commissioner, Iowa Insurance Division
Mark Schouten, Director, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management
CGRER members Richard Cruse, Aaron Strong, and Larry Weber also gave presentations.
To view video presentations and presenter PowerPoint slides from the symposium visit: