Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Volunteers help clean up the Iowa River.
,

A Chilly River Clean-up

Oct. 17 marked the fourth year that staff, students, and community members have joined hands to help keep Iowa City's portion of the river beautiful.
The 2015 corn monument presides over Homecoming festivities on the UI campus.
,

It’s Back! An Iowa Tradition Lives On

Engineering students at the University of Iowa have brought back a beloved tradition (with a little help from their faculty advisors) — the Iowa corn monument.