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.
Ibrahim Demir at his computer.

Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant

The Iowa Flood Center's Ibrahim Demir has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program.