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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 2, 2003

First Iowa Workshop On Large Rivers Set For October 8-10

The First Iowa Workshop on Large Rivers will be held October 8-10 at the University of Iowa's Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS), Fairport, Iowa.

Sponsored by IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, LACMRERS and the UI, the workshop is expected to attract about 40 of the world's most knowledgeable river experts. It will focus on such river systems as the Parana River of Argentina, the Tansui River of Taiwan, the Columbia and Mississippi rivers of the United States and Africa's Nile River. Participation is by invitation only.

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, about seven miles east of Muscatine near the community of Fairport, the 7,500-square-foot LACMRERS houses offices, a classroom, laboratories and display space. The station is operated by the UI College of Engineering's world-renowned IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, one of the world's premier and oldest fluids research and engineering laboratories and an organization that has conducted studies on the Mississippi since the 1920s. LACMRERS is the only river station of its kind, bringing together researchers and educators from many disciplines to study virtually all aspects of the nation's greatest waterway -- the Mississippi River.

Additional information may be obtained by visiting the workshop's web site at:

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, Writer, 319-384-0009,