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Four watersheds were chosen for the Iowa Watersheds Project.

Innovative Watershed Management

Posted on April 17th, 2013

The Iowa Watersheds Project has selected four watersheds for a study of how innovative management practices can make a difference.

Fund-a-Sensor

IFC Fund-a-Sensor

Posted on August 15th, 2012

Individuals can now help the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) make our state a safer place to enjoy Iowa’s rivers and streams by making a gift to the Fund-a-Sensor project.

Anton Kruger: How Stuff Works

Posted on March 1st, 2012

As a boy, Anton Kruger couldn’t resist dismantling his toys to find out how they worked. “Nothing was safe when I was around,” he admits. “My mom used to buy us these little wind-up toys. It wasn’t 10 minutes before I would open them and break them to see all the gears and such.” Kruger […]

IIHR's four faculty affiliates from the water sustainability cluster hire.

Water Sustainability Faculty Cluster

Posted on February 28th, 2012

The University of Iowa’s cluster hire in water sustainability is designed to address one complex issue that affects every man, woman, and child on the planet: access to clean water. Four IIHR affiliates are part of the cluster.

Floodplain Mapping: Kalona, Iowa

Posted on February 28th, 2012

On June 15, 2010, the city of Kalona, Iowa, was soaked with more than two inches of rain in about an hour. Flash flooding from a nearby drainage ditch forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, where residents found themselves suddenly knee-deep in water. The floodwaters receded quickly, and, compared to other recent floods […]

The Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on February 28th, 2012

Accurate scientific information will be one of Iowa’s best defenses against future floods, says IIHR Associate Research Engineer Nathan Young. He is leading an effort to update floodplain maps for 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Young, who is also associate director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), says that the new floodplain maps provide a […]

Tibebu Ayalew: Accidental Engineer

Posted on February 28th, 2012

“My choice to study engineering was accidental,” explains Tibebu Ayalew, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and a research assistant at the Iowa Flood Center at IIHR. Initially, Ayalew sought to emulate a high school biology teacher in his native Ethiopia, who inspired his love of science. Like any good mentor, Ayalew’s teacher […]

September / October / November / December 2011

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Marian Muste and Connie Mutel  have received the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award Muste and Mutel are two of six UI staff members selected for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to their institutions as well as to the State of Iowa. This is the second time Mutel has won the Regents Staff Excellence Award. She […]

A preliminary floodplain map of Kalona, Iowa, (not yet approved by FEMA) prepared by research engineers and students at the Iowa Flood Center.

Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Iowa Flood Center (IFC) researchers are about 1½ years into a four-year project that will provide floodplain maps for most of Iowa, funded with $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Lee Wins Chateaubriand Fellowship

Posted on August 30th, 2011

IIHR graduate student Kyutae Lee has been awarded a prestigious five-month fellowship to conduct research in France. Lee will work at the Université Claude Bernard Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. His project is titled “Standardized Framework for Uncertainty Analysis in Support of Flood Risk Management.” The Chateaubriand Fellowship Science Program offers qualified […]

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