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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.

The vortex dropshaft is one strategy to help remove air from the water flow through the sewer.

IIHR Models Sewer System for St. Louis

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

Some of the world’s largest cities have turned to IIHR for expertise in modeling and design of sewer and stormwater conveyance systems, including London, Abu Dhabi, and now St. Louis.

McLoud Run brown trout. Photo courtesy City of Cedar Rapids.

Solving Urban Runoff Water-Quality Problems

Posted on November 15th, 2016

IIHR, working with the Cedar Rapids Public Works Department, has installed real-time water-quality sensors on McLoud Run, Iowa’s only urban trout stream.

A flood in rural North West Iowa.

IFC Offers Online Tools to Prepare for Flooding

Posted on October 19th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa provides online tools and resources to Iowans to help them prepare and respond quickly to flood events.

Tatsuaki Nakato (right) reintroducing endangered freshwater mussels into the Mississippi River near LACMRERS.

In Memoriam: Tatsuaki Nakato

Posted on September 14th, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Tatsuaki Nakato’s death on Saturday, Sept. 3, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

IIHR researchers working on a radar.

IFC Hosts Open House in Honor of Pres. Harreld

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Plan to attend the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) open house from 7–9 am on Sept. 15 at the Hydraulics Wind Tunnel Annex (130 W. Harrison St., Iowa City) on the University of Iowa campus.

Ching-Long Lin, the new Edward M. Mielnik and Samuel R. Harding Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, spoke of his love for his work and his appreciation for this honor.

Lin Named Mielnik and Harding Professor

Posted on August 19th, 2016

Professor Ching-Long Lin has been named the new Edward M. Mielnik and Samuel R. Harding Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

IIHR's Chris Jones talks with the media about the new sensor; the solar panel and enclosure for the battery, datalogger, cell modem, and GPS can be seen behind Jones.

IIHR’s Water-quality Network Grows

Posted on July 29th, 2016

IIHR’s network of water-quality sensors continues to grow. Most recently, IIHR staff installed a new sensor on West Fork Crooked Creek south of Washington, Iowa.

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