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.
The Big Data Hackathon logo.

2017 Big Data Hackathon

This September, the University of Iowa will host the 2017 Midwest Big Data Hackathon, a two-day, non-stop software development competition.
Head shot of IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber to Step Down as IIHR Director

Larry Weber has announced that he will step down as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Gabriele Villarini will serve as interim director.
Several men in a canoe pull a muddy tire out of a river.

Getting Muddy with Friends

IIHR and Iowa Flood Center staff and students participated in Project AWARE, an annual week-long canoe-based river clean-up project, to help clean the Upper Cedar River for a day.