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.
The flooded Mississippi River
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Weber Named to Flood Recovery Advisory Board

IIHR’s Larry Weber has been named to serve on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Flood Recovery Advisory Board.
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
The group at MOU stands in front of a wall for a picture
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UI, IIHR Join Regional Water Consortium

The University of Iowa and IIHR are part of the new Coastal-Hydrologic Consortium, which will work to solve regional flooding problems and water-related issues in the Mississippi River Watershed.
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
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IFC S.D. Flood Information System Wins Award

The IFC-designed Big Sioux River Flood Information System recently won the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter.