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.
Fred Stern poses at the wave basin.

Stern Receives SNAME’s Taylor Medal

IIHR’s Fred Stern has been selected to receive the 2018 David W. Taylor Medal for Notable Achievement in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.