Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
A woman uses a laboratory glove box

Scherer Honored for Faculty Excellence

IIHR Research Engineer Michelle Scherer has received the 2021 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, one of the University of Iowa’s highest honors for faculty achievement.
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
Witold Krajewski poses in an IFC polo

Krajewski Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest honors conferred in the field of engineering.
Aerial photo of a flooded Iowa town

Research Links Climate Change to Flooding in Iowa

IIHR’s Gabriele Villarini and Wei Zhang (now at Utah State) have connected rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with Iowa’s more frequent flooding.
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
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.
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020