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.
Professional headshot of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gabriele Villarini, who was recently appointed director of IIHR.

Villarini to Serve as IIHR Director

Meet Gabriele Villarini, the new director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.
Female faculty member, Ananya Sen Gupta, sits at her desk.

A Mindful Future

WSI member Ananya Sen Gupta takes a computational approach to understanding how toxins and pathogens in the environment relate to each other.
Cover of Sugar Creek Chronicles book and a photo of author Connie Mutel in the woods with her dog

Sugar Creek Chronicle: Still Making a Difference

Interest in Connie Mutel's A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland is still vibrant. Requests for public presentations about climate change and the book continue to roll in.
YouTube screen grab of James Buchholz.

Research Summaries in 90 Seconds or Less!

Four members of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering’s research staff participated in the Communicating Ideas Workshop and recorded short video clips explaining their research.