DES MOINES, IOWA (March 15, 2023) — Following the January announcement of Governor Kim Reynolds’ Executive Order 10, the Administration released the schedule for state agencies, boards, and commissions to review rules in their respective sections of Iowa Administrative Code.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 13, 2022) — In our final Iowa Water Watch newsletter of 2022, we reflect on the Iowa Environmental Council’s water and land work over the past year. There is a lot to be proud of, a lot to learn from, and many opportunities to look forward to.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 8, 2022) — IEC has launched the Iowa Energy and Infrastructure Funding Hub, an online resource hosted at to help Iowans better understand and access federal support for clean energy and resiliency projects.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 8, 2022) — The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) is pleased to announce Alicia Vasto will serve as IEC's Water Program Director, responsible for leading the organization's efforts on clean water, land stewardship, and climate resiliency.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 29, 2021) This week, the city of Davenport hosted a session where they unveiled options being considered to ease or mitigate future flooding from the Mississippi River. The city has been considering flood-response options since the historical flooding in 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — The Iowa Environmental Council, the state’s largest non-profit environmental coalition, today released the publication of Iowa’s Road to 100% Renewable — an analysis of the renewable energy growth needed to reach 100% renewable electricity in Iowa by 2050.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2019) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released the draft 2018 303(d) Impaired Waters List for the state of Iowa on November 14. The list is comprised of lakes, wetlands, streams, and rivers that do not meet state water quality standards for designated uses. 


DES MOINES, IOWA (September 26, 2019) — More than 100 community and business leaders from around the state gathered for the Bright Ideas Breakfast at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines for a morning program on clean energy opportunities for Iowa, exploring how investment and policy efforts in energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable development improves the economy and the environment.  

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2019)  An analysis of implementation rates of conservation practices identified in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) reveals that participation is stalling, despite optimistic messaging in the 2017-2018 annual NRS progress report.