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.
Aerial shot of Morgan Creek Oxbow.

Oxbow Restorations Benefit Habitat, Ecosystem

Oxbow restorations provide wildlife habitat for creatures that like these quiet backwaters, and they also process nutrients. And they’re surprisingly affordable.
Head shot of Forrest Holly.

In Memoriam: Forrest M. Holly Jr.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Forrest M. Holly's death on May 22, 2017.
Luiza Notini stands in front of a miscanthus field, smiling and facing the camera.

New Sustainable Water Development Grad Program

The Sustainable Water Development (SWD) Graduate Program in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa will offer a revolutionary new approach to engineering education.
Sean Seelau, a senior mechanical engineering student, will be the first to graduate with a certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics at the UI.

First Graduate With Naval Hydrodynamics Certificate

This May, senior mechanical engineering student Sean Seelau will be the first student to receive a certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics from the University of Iowa.
Photo of Ricardo Mantilla Gutierrez on a bridge.

Predicting Floods with Computer Simulations

IIHR's Ricardo Mantilla is the principal architect of the Iowa Flood Center's flood prediction model, HLM-Async.