City of Dubuque News Release

11th Annual Dubuque Area Watershed Symposium Feb. 27

Dean Mattoon, Engineering Assistant
Phone #, Email 563.589.4202,

February 15, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The public is invited to attend the 11th Annual Dubuque Area Watershed Symposium: “The True Value of Clean Water” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque.
The symposium will focus on both urban and agricultural watershed concerns, challenges, and solutions. Several different presentations focusing on conservation practices, land-use practices, soil health, and water quality will be given throughout the afternoon and evening.
Keynote speakers include Michael Schueller, assistant director of environmental operations at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, and Larry Weber, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, a research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, and co-founder of the Iowa Flood Center. Schueller will give an overview of water quality in Iowa with an emphasis on eastern Iowa, and Weber will discuss The Iowa Watershed Approach, a program through which Iowans are working together to reduce flooding and improve water quality.
Other presentations include an overview of the Iowa Partners for Conservations (IPC) grant program, a Dubuque County Conservation Draft Strategic Plan roundtable discussion, a panel discussion on cover crops, and a question and answer session with the keynote speakers. The evening also includes a vendor reception. Refreshments will be provided.
The Watershed Symposium is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required at For additional information, contact City of Dubuque Engineering Assistant Dean Mattoon at 563.589.4202, or e-mail
The symposium is sponsored by the City of Dubuque, the Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District, the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Authority Board, and the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

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