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IIHR's Marian Muste (left) with grad student Haowen Xu at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

IoWaDSS Wins National Recognition

Posted on September 8th, 2016

The Iowa Watershed Decision Support System project assembles data, tools, and models in one geoportal.

The Iowa Flood Center's Michelle Wienhold is also the group lead for the University of Iowa GIS Users Group. She was part of the team that recently took LiDAR scans of Iowa City’s “beer caves.”

Exploring Unseen Iowa City

Posted on July 18th, 2016

Beneath downtown Iowa City’s Brewery Square lies a network of manmade tunnels and caves that dates from the city’s earliest days. IIHR Research Assistant Michelle Wienhold is part of a research team that recently created LiDAR scans of the caves.

A river.

New Video Focuses on Iowa Watersheds Approach

Posted on June 17th, 2016

A new video tells the story of the just-ending Iowa Watersheds Project (IWP) and a new statewide project, the Iowa Watershed Approach, which is supported by a $96.9M HUD grant for a statewide watershed improvement program.

Grad student Kathryn Klarich researches neonicotinoids, a class of insecticide found in Iowa rivers.

Gravitating Toward the Water

Posted on April 11th, 2016

IIHR grad student Kathryn Klarich is studying whether pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids, are being removed through drinking water treatment processes.

Yusuf Sermet at a computer.

IIHR Graduate Researcher Hacks into Citizen Science

Posted on March 14th, 2016

Yusuf Sermet was recently recognized with two awards at the Midwest Hackathon at Iowa State University. His crowdsourcing project focused on flood data.

Cover of the 15-16 edition of Currents.

IIHR Currents: IIHR’s Global Reach

Posted on February 19th, 2016

The newest issues of IIHR’s yearly magazine, Currents, is here!



IFC Featured in New UI Video

Keri Hornbuckle and Michele Scherer.

Hornbuckle, Scherer New Bently Professors

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The Donald E. Bently Professorship in Engineering was established in 2002 through a donation by the University of Iowa Engineering alumnus.

The UI Mobile Museum is ready to hit the road!

On the Road with the Mobile Museum

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The UI Mobile Museum is hitting the road with a new exhibit focusing on water.

Researcher holds equipment up in a snowy field.

Knee-deep in Research

Posted on March 1st, 2015

IIHR graduate research assistant Keshav Basnet is part of an Iowa Department of Transportation project to design snow fences that reduce drifting and therefore improve road conditions across the state.

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