Iowa Dives Into the Future of Water Research

The Stanley Hydraulics Lab is home to IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center.

Five-story red brick building, Stanley Hydraulics Lab, set on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

Originally Posted on June 25th, 2018

Building on decades of hydroscience research, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa enters a new era of activity aimed at solving Earth’s biggest environmental issues.

For nearly a century, IIHR researchers have studied the science and technology of water management. From the impact of floodwaters after heavy rainfall to the way a ship slices through the sea, researchers use field research, laboratory experimentation, and computational modeling to understand, master, and protect one of Earth’s most precious resources—water.

The University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communications has developed a package of stories, videos, and images about IIHR and the vast range of hydroscience research conducted at the institute.