Government, industry and the public are dedicated in their
efforts to enhance the state's economy through enlightened
development and management of their precious geological and
hydrological resources, while providing a clean and healthy
environment for Iowa's citizens.
The Iowa Geological Survey plans and implements programs
that result in the acquisition of comprehensive information
on the mineral and water resources of the State, with
emphasis on water supply developments and monitoring the
effects of environmental impacts on water quality.
Cooperative agreements are developed with federal and
other state agencies to maximize the benefits derived from
resource assessments and to expand educational and technology
transfer programs. Natural resources information is
thoroughly analyzed, interpreted and made available to users
through publications, consultant services, and the library of
databases that comprise the Department's Natural Resources
Geographic Information System.