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New Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors Being Deployed

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Since the Iowa Flood Center’s pilot-program launched in 2010, the original number of stream-stage sensors installed on bridges across the state has more than tripled.

Going with the Flow

Posted on May 1st, 2014

After six years of researching hydrology at IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center, Associate Research Engineer Ricardo Mantilla will soon begin to teach it.

Flooding near Dubuque Street and City Park in Iowa City, 2013.

The Power of Statistics in Flood Prediction

Posted on December 9th, 2013

IIHR graduate student Tibebu Ayalew hopes to develop a statistical method of flood prediction that works across multiples scales of time and space.

Working the Numbers

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini, the flood that struck Iowa City in 2008 led him to a new interest in extreme weather events. The flood also affected him in a more personal way. The rising waters hit just as he was preparing for his PhD defense, and all university buildings were closed. He […]

Harvest Schroeder: The Human Factor

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Harvest Schroeder admits that earning an engineering degree is challenging. “It is hard, but so is everything else that’s worthwhile,” Schroeder says. She likes to think about the human results of her work, and making the world better for the real people. “It’s totally worth it,” the IIHR engineer says. Small-Town Scientist The Calamus, Iowa, […]

Iowa Watershed Approach

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Visit the Iowa Watershed Approach website … How can innovative management practices make a difference within watersheds? Two research initiatives — the almost-complete Iowa Watersheds Project, and the new $96.9M Iowa Watershed Approach — are helping us find out. In 2016, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering will complete its five-year Iowa Watersheds Project (IWP), which was supported […]

IIHR Director Larry Weber (right) leads the Iowa Watersheds Project, which is focused on how farm ponds and other constructed improvements can make a difference in reducing flood damage. Team members include: (l to r) Chad Drake, Sara Steussy, Nick Thomas, Marian Muste, Matt Wunsch, and Will Klingner.

A Watershed Moment

Posted on August 19th, 2013

Larry Weber says he wanted to make sure the Iowa Watersheds Project included funding to build improvements in the watersheds that could make a measurable difference.

Anton Krueger (right) holds one of the back-wearing mussels, plucked from the laboratory microhabitat. From left, the team includes Craig just, Jim Niemeier, Jon Durst, and Hannah Taylor.

Mussel Obsession

Posted on July 30th, 2013

IIHR’s Anton Kruger (right) has been named a new Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow in Engineering, in recognition of his innovative research and dedication to students. Read about Kruger’s project using river mussels as water-quality sensors.

Biomass Fuels Program Pays Off for Flood Mitigation

Posted on July 5th, 2013

IIHR’s Nate Young has been a part of the UI Biomass Partnership Project, which contributes to flood mitigation as well as sustainability.

Project AWARE is a canoe-based river clean-up sponsored by the Iowa DNR.

Paradise with a Paddle

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Project AWARE moves to a different Iowa watershed for one week each July, bringing hundreds of canoe-based volunteers to clean up the stuff that shouldn’t be there.

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