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Flood Resilience and Infrastructure Roundtable

On March 9, IEC and the Environmental Defense Fund hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on the flood resiliency benefits to Iowa’s communities from the bipartisan federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Attendees heard comments on infrastructure from Senator Charles Grassley and staff with Representative Cindy Axne, then engaged in a discussion between panelists:

  • Jonathon Gano –Director of Public Works, Des Moines
  • Bob Hammond – Public Works Director, Cedar Rapids
  • Rhonda Ludwig – Director of Government Affairs, Quad Cities Chamber
  • Cara Marker-Morgan, Watershed Coordinator, East and West Nishnabotna River WMA
  • Breanna Shea - Program & Communications Specialist, Iowa Flood Center
  • Moderator: Alicia Vasto – Water Program Associate Director, Iowa Environmental Council