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A line of men in suits poses in front of a watershed exhibit.

UI, IIHR Join Regional Water Consortium

Posted on April 18th, 2019

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.

Floodwaters stretch to the horizon along the Missouri River, seen here from the NEbraska side.

Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Posted on March 29th, 2019

Frozen soil, melting snowpack, and additional precipitation this spring are causing devastating flooding in many communities in Iowa and neighboring Nebraska. The Iowa Flood Center offers indispensable, up-to-the-minute information on IFIS.

IIHR researcher Greg LeFevre stands near the Iowa River on the University of Iowa campus.

LeFevre Earns NSF CAREER Award

Posted on March 13th, 2019

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre recently received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, which he will use to study green stormwater treatment practices.

This colorful map shows a collaborative groundwater modeling effort among the IGS, Iowa DNR, and individual water users in Linn and Johnson counties.

Water for Today — and Tomorrow

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The Iowa Geological Survey developed a 3-D local-scale groundwater flow model and used it to predict future water availability for industries and communities in Linn and Johnson counties.

Weber Named ASCE Fellow

Posted on February 8th, 2019

IIHR’s Larry J. Weber has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction.

Villarini at dinner with alumni,

Gabriele the Globetrotter

Posted on February 7th, 2019

IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini recently embarked on a 10-day long trip to Taiwan and China to strengthen his ties with IIHR alumni.

Two government officers guide an inflatable boat through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey.

IIHR Research Links Urban Sprawl and Flooding

Posted on November 14th, 2018

Researchers from IIHR at the University of Iowa and Princeton University found that Houston’s urban density contributed to the storm’s intense flooding. The study is published in the journal Nature.

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

Posted on October 12th, 2018

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

Posted on October 1st, 2018

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.

Pumping Station 15 in Madison, Wis.,

IIHR Wins Sustainable Infrastructure Award

Posted on August 31st, 2018

IIHR researchers were recently part of a team that earned the first Envision Gold Award for sustainable infrastructure in Wisconsin.

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