UI, Iowa to research water, geological resources

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is linking its research on water and geological resources with the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa and the state Department of Natural Resources have reached a cooperative agreement that will transfer some groundwater and geological research to the school’s Department of Hydroscience and Engineering.

The university’s new responsibilities include surveying Iowa’s natural resources in all their economic and scientific aspects, as well as making topographic maps and studying the state’s geological problems.

DNR Director Chuck Gipp says the agreement increases the state’s capabilities to focus on geological and hydrological research, and also frees up the agency to focus on regulatory obligations.

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