Iowa State University Organizes Workshops on Water, Wastewater Treatment Practices

AMES, Iowa -- The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University has scheduled a series of free half-day workshops on water and wastewater management practices in Iowa industries and new treatment technologies currently available.

All workshops will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Thursday, Aug. 26: Linn County Extension Office, 3279 7th Avenue #140, Marion
  • Friday, Aug. 27: Scott County Extension Service, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1: Western Iowa Technology Community College, Wells Fargo Room, Building A, 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City
  • Thursday, Sept. 2: ISU Polk County Extension, 5201 NE 14th Street, Suite A, Des Moines

The workshops are part of the Iowa Industries of the Future (IIOF) program to study water use and wastewater treatment issues in Iowa industries. The program was launched in 2001 and is managed by CIRAS. The Iowa Energy Center is a key partner in the initiative.

Earlier this summer, IIOF surveyed existing industry practices in Iowa. Workshop presenters will share survey results and encourage business and industry representatives to help create continuous improvement measures that can be implemented across Iowa's industrial sector.

IIOF projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and coordinated by the energy and waste management bureaus of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

To preregister to attend a workshop or for more information, contact Stephen E. Jones, (515) 294-3957,; or Mike Willett, (319) 266-3260,