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.
Summer camp students present their poster to IIHR staff member.

Exploring Engineering and Health Science

A summer academic program at the University of Iowa encouraged middle-school students to dream big of a life in the sciences, and provided a week of education in engineering and health science from University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students.
Eric Tate sitting at a desk, facing and smiling at the camera.

Measuring Flood Vulnerability

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