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Female faculty member, Ananya Sen Gupta, sits at her desk.

A Mindful Future

Posted on September 18th, 2017

WSI member Ananya Sen Gupta takes a computational approach to understanding how toxins and pathogens in the environment relate to each other.

Eric Tate sitting at a desk, facing and smiling at the camera.

Measuring Flood Vulnerability

Posted on July 10th, 2017

Eric Tate’s work with IIHR focuses on measuring social vulnerability to floods by building demographic indicators.

Water Communication: A New Field

Posted on June 4th, 2014

One of Kajsa Dalrymple’s chores was to help wash the family’s fruits and vegetables with iodine-laced water every day — to an 8-year-old, it seemed like a boring, unnecessary job. Standing at the sink, she sighed and rolled her eyes. “Why do we have to do this?” she asked her mother. Her mother, a civil […]

Water Quality — Everyone’s Responsibility?

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Farmer Brian Scott turns to look over his shoulder at the 60-foot wide, 24-row corn planter as it rolls through the field. Soon, however, Scott’s eyes settle back on a computer screen in the tractor cab. The screen shows a digital map of the route he set up for the tractor to follow through the […]

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IIHR Currents: Focusing on Sustainability

Posted on February 5th, 2014

The new issue of IIHR Currents is coming soon to your mailbox! This issue focuses on water sustainability and IIHR’s new faculty affiliates from the Water Sustainability Initiative.

The Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Putting the human cost of floods, rather than economic loss, front and center Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with damages totaling more than $70 billion. It was also one of the deadliest, taking the lives of nearly 2,000 people. It was the hurricane’s human impact that started Eric Tate on his […]

Water Sustainability Initiative

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

Visit the Water Sustainability Initiative website Download the 2017 Water Sustainability Initiative report Some problems are so complex, they require a multidisciplinary approach. The University of Iowa’s Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) is designed to address one complex issue that affects every man, woman, and child on the planet: access to clean water. In 2009, the […]

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On a Mission: Water Sustainability

Posted on August 16th, 2012

IIHR Research Engineer David Cwiertny is one of four new IIHR faculty affiliates who are part of the Water Sustainability Faculty Cluster. This profile of Cwiertny is part two in a four-part series introducing these new researchers. (Photo by Kaptain Kobold)

Eric Tate: Studying the Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on June 6th, 2012

IIHR is proud to welcome four new faculty affiliates, who are all part of the University of Iowa’s new interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on water sustainability. Eric Tate from the Department of Geography (second from left) brings a new focus to the way we look at floods. (Photo by Kaptain Kobold)

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.

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