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Archive for March, 2021



Can more farmers be convinced to conserve and restore wetlands?

A woman works in the lab

Scherer Wins Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Posted on March 23rd, 2021

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.

A man in suit and tie speaks at a podium outdoors on the riverbank

Krajewski Elected to Nat’l Academy of Engineering

Posted on March 20th, 2021

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.



New research reaffirms the local impact of climate change in Iowa



Massive US flooding linked to climate change-driven weather system



Iowa Flood Center tracks flood changes as snow melts



Climate change-driven ‘Midwest water hose’ caused massive 2019 flooding in Iowa, elsewhere, UI researchers find

Aerial view of muddy brown floodwater submerging Pacific Junction, Iowa, in 2019.

Research Links Climate Change to Flooding in Iowa

Posted on March 1st, 2021

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.

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