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Oxbow restorations provide relatively cheap habitat on land that is often unusable for agriculture.

Oxbow Restorations Benefit Habitat, Ecosystem

Posted on May 18th, 2017

Oxbow restorations provide wildlife habitat for creatures that like these quiet backwaters, and they also process nutrients. And they’re surprisingly affordable.

Ricardo Mantilla is the principal architect of the Iowa Flood Center's flood modeling system.

Predicting Floods with Computer Simulations

Posted on May 12th, 2017

IIHR’s Ricardo Mantilla is the principal architect of the Iowa Flood Center’s flood prediction model, HLM-Async.

Villarini on Scooter

Villarini Wins Young Investigator Award

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Gabriele Villarini, associate director of IIHR, has won the 2017 Water Young Investigator Award.

Lou and Mae Landweber at a lab picnic with IIHR Director V.C. Patel (left).

UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering Inducts Landweber

Posted on April 27th, 2017

The UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering recently inducted IIHR’s beloved Lou Landweber, and it is a fitting moment for a remembrance of our friend and colleague.

Paul Liu admires a model of Scorpy that will be touring the state this summer in the UI Mobile Museum.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

Posted on April 25th, 2017

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!

IIHR Research Engineer Jerry Schnoor spoke about climate change at a recent event on the UI campus titled "A Moment of (Post) Truth: A Media Workshop and Forum."

A Dangerous Experiment

Posted on March 28th, 2017

Climate change is here, Jerry Schnoor says, but uncertainties remain. How much will the temperature rise? What we will do about it?

IIHR's Andres Martinez (center) adjusts a sensor measuring airborne PCBs near the New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Harbor a Source of Airborne PCBs

Posted on March 14th, 2017

IIHR researchers are part of a team studying airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Charles Stanier CLEA4R project monitors air pollution in Iowa using Airbeam handheld tracking sensors.

Studying Air Pollution in Iowa

Posted on February 20th, 2017

IIHR Research Engineer Charles Stanier and his team work with K-12 students and others to monitor and map particulate pollutant concentrations in the air.

Jerry Schnoor, right, receives the ASME's Dixy Lee Ray Award.

Schnoor Receives ASME Dixy Lee Ray Award

Posted on December 20th, 2016

IIHR Research Engineer Jerry Schnoor recently received the 2016 Dixy Lee Ray Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his groundbreaking environmental research.

Statewide LiDAR (laser radar) data provided by the Iowa DNR provided detailed topographic data for the floodplain mapping effort.

IFC Completes Statewide Floodplain Maps

Posted on November 29th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) recently celebrated the completion of a six-year project to develop updated floodplain maps for the 85 Iowa counties that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas after the 2008 Iowa floods.

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