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IIHR Water-quality Monitoring Network

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Is water quality in Iowa an invisible problem? The risks to human health are significant and costly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high levels of nitrates in drinking water are especially dangerous for babies, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Cities such as Des Moines are investing in expensive nitrate-removal systems to make […]

Stephanie Then (left) and Michelle Riedinger with their entry for the ASCE concrete canoe design competition in 2013.

Like a Duck to Water

Posted on December 5th, 2014

IIHR student researcher Stephanie Then is a team player on the water and at LACMRERS, where she helps with the Water Quality Nutrient Network.

Old Capitol is at the heart of the University of Iowa campus.

A Tale of Two Conferences

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Iowa City will play host to two major conferences the week of August 18: EmCon 2014, and the National Hydraulic Engineering Conference 2014.

Paul Dierking: The Inquisitive Engineer

Posted on May 20th, 2014

According to Paul Dierking’s parents, he was the kind of kid who asked “how?” and “why?” … a lot. That inquisitive nature has taken Dierking from the family farm to a career in water resources engineering with a major engineering consulting firm. Dierking, an IIHR alumnus and a member of the institute’s Advisory Board, says […]

IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber Honored for Faculty Excellence, Conservation

Posted on May 16th, 2014

IIHR Director Larry Weber is one of six University of Iowa faculty selected to receive the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; he and his wife Miechelle were also selected to receive the 2014 Johnson County Heritage Trust Conservation Award.

Trillium is one of the native early spring woodland wildflowers at Old Man's Timber.

Webers Honored for Conservation Efforts

Posted on May 16th, 2014

IIHR Director Larry Weber and his wife Miechelle were recently honored with the Johnson County Heritage Trust Conservation Award for their grassroots conservation efforts.

Ali Reza Firoozfar: The Experimentalist

Posted on November 13th, 2013

While studying for his master’s degree in Iran, Ali Reza Firoozfar discovered an article by IIHR’s Jacob Odgaard. For Firoozfar, reading that article was a turning point. From that day on, he dedicated himself to achieving his ambition of earning a PhD at IIHR. “That was my dream,” he says. “Nothing can satisfy me except […]

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 […]

"Tree-hugging" students investigate the 2008 flood line evident on an oak tree. (L to R): Zach Wendland, Maddison Wignall, and Alena Newgren.

IIHR Hosts Honors Workshop

Posted on October 6th, 2013

IIHR hosted one of 16 Honors Primetime workshops held for incoming first-year honors students before the official start of classes this fall.

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.

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