The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is hosting a lecture and symposium Tuesday, March 10, through Thursday, March 12, offering opportunities to better understand the disastrous floods of summer 2008.
"Living With Floods: From Science to Policy" is the topic of this symposium in The Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy. National experts will address topics ranging from the science of floods to the psychological impact of displacement, from flood mitigation to flood risk insurance.
Gerald Galloway will give a free public lecture "When Will We Ever Learn? The Challenge Of Dealing With Frequent Flooding" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center. Galloway is research professor, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland author of the "Galloway Report." prepared in response to the flood of 1993.
The symposium continues Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 12, in the Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. Sessions on the first day of the symposium will focus on flood prediction and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of flooding. Sessions on the second day will focus on flood mitigation strategies, flood risk management and insurance, and community planning. News release