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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Flood Mitigation Task Force forum to offer updates, seek input

The University of Iowa Flood Mitigation Task Force will host an open forum from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in Room C20 of the Pomerantz Career Center.

Task force members will provide updates on the flood recovery and mitigation planning processes. Additionally, members of the community who were directly affected by the flood, as well as other interested parties, will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer input.

The UI Mitigation Task Force, co-chaired by UI faculty members Gregg Oden, a professor of psychology and computer science, and Larry Weber, an engineering professor and director of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, is a 14-member campus advisory group charged with guiding campus flood recovery and mitigation efforts in the wake of the summer 2008 flooding of the UI campus, which left more than 20 buildings damaged and numerous faculty, staff and students temporarily displaced.