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.
Craig Just sits at a chair in his lab.

Craig Just Wins Teaching Sustainability Award

The Institute of Industrial Engineers Sustainable Development Division has awarded Craig Just the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Sustainability Award.
Lou and Mae Landweber posing with V.C. Patel.

UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering Inducts Landweber

The UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering recently inducted IIHR's beloved Lou Landweber, and it is a fitting moment for a remembrance of our friend and colleague.
Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!