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.
Pumping Station 15 in Madison, Wis.,

IIHR Wins Sustainable Infrastructure Award

IIHR researchers were recently part of a team that earned the first Envision Gold Award for sustainable infrastructure in Wisconsin.
A field tile dumps into Clear Creek in Iowa.

IIHR Among Recipients of $1M Water-Quality Grant

Researchers will gather water quality information from Upper Mississippi River basin states.
The Tigerhawk on the wave basin’s floor is the world’s largest.

Iowa Leads the World in Ship Hydrodynamics

Groundbreaking technology puts the University of Iowa at the forefront of ship-design research worldwide.
State Geologist Keith Schilling

Schilling Named State Geologist of Iowa

Iowa has a new state geologist — Keith Schilling of the Iowa Geological Survey.