Join the Iowa Delegation for the 2023 One Water Summit in Tucson, Arizona!
What we’re doing: The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance is organizing a delegation of Iowa leaders in water quality and agriculture. We’ll travel to Tucson to represent innovations in Iowa agriculture that improve water quality, while learning about solutions from across the nation.
Together as an Iowa Delegation, we’ll…
- Share Iowa innovations and ideas
- Learn from other water quality experts and visionaries
- Apply that knowledge to commit to water quality strategies and projects that bring together diverse urban and rural partners in our own communities and watersheds.
More than a conference. More than an idea.
The One Water Ethos: The water we drink, the water we use, and the water we enjoy — it belongs to all of us, and we all have a responsibility to secure a sustainable future for water quality.
The Summit is all about collaborating on and committing to actionable solutions we can bring back to our communities.
- Represent Iowa. The One Water Summit is a gathering of leaders from around the country. We need representation from Iowa water quality experts and agriculture! After all, the great innovators of Iowa invented the prairie strip, saturated buffer, and the bioreactor… and we lead the nation in rate of new cover crop adoption!
- Plus, a passion for progress. Iowa has a goal to reduce nitrate and phosphorus loss to waterways by 45% and 29% respectively. We have a long way to go to reach those goals. Let’s bring back the latest research and leadership strategies to reach that goal together.
Sunny and 75°! Did we mention it’s at a resort?
This year’s host is Tucson, Arizona.
Where would you rather be in November? Iowa – with an average temp of 48°…or Tucson with an average temp of 75°?!
And there’s more! The One Water Summit offers several offsite tours including agriculture focused trips. Here are a couple you can expect.
- Take a tour of the San Xavier Co-Op Farm where they grow alfalfa, hay, and wheat, and forage for ciolim (cholla buds), wihog (mesquite pods), and i:bha’i (prickly pear fruit)
- Learn from the University of Arizona Center and get a first-hand look at their Indige-FEWSS research of off-grid production of safe drinking water and controlled environment agriculture systems
Frequently asked questions
If I join the Iowa Delegation, are there additional responsibilities?
IAWA created the Iowa Delegation to make sure Iowa attendees can network and collaborate on solutions that impact their home state! Leading up to the event, we’ll have one Zoom call per month in September, October, and November. At the conference there will be special opportunities to network.
What is the deadline?
The deadline to register is Oct 2. That is also the deadline for hotel reservations using the room block.
How much does registration cost?
The US Water Alliance is offering a sliding scale for registration fees, so you’ll have to check out their site to see your rate. Remember, by joining the Iowa delegation, you’ll get 20% off this rate.
What about hotel and transportation?
The US Water Alliance reserved a room block at the JW Marriott in Tucson. Group rates are $199/night with a resort fee of $20/day. Click here for room block information and to book. Please contact Rudy Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Where will the agenda be posted?
The US Water Alliance has not yet posted the full agenda. When it’s available, it will be located at this link.
Can I check out previous years’ content so I can get an idea of what to expect?