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.
IGS researcher Phillip Kerr points to a map as they prepare to operate a drill rig to extract a soil core for the IWA project.

IGS Maps Support Flood Management

The Iowa Geological Survey uses a sophisticated drill rig to gather information for geologic mapping that benefits landowners, farmers, private industry, land use planners, and urban and rural community members.
Group photo of the Maas family at the Iowa State Fair

Maas Farms Win Environmental Award

Maas Farms near South Amana, operated by Stewart and Jared Maas, received the 2018 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award, presented at the Iowa State Fair.
Student participants in the Secondary Student Training Program

Summer Research Adventures

What did you do on your summer vacation? The high school students who participated in the Belin-Blank Center’s Secondary Student Training Program will have quite a story to tell about their summer adventure in Iowa City.