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Villarini at dinner with alumni.

Gabriele the Globetrotter

Posted on December 13th, 2018

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

Fred Stern poses at the wave basin.

Stern Receives SNAME’s Taylor Medal

Posted on December 5th, 2018

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

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.

A field tile dumps into Clear Creek in Iowa.

IIHR Among Recipients of $1M Water-Quality Grant

Posted on August 14th, 2018

Researchers will gather water quality information from Upper Mississippi River basin states.

Iowa Leads the World in Ship Hydrodynamics

Posted on August 3rd, 2018

Groundbreaking technology puts the University of Iowa at the forefront of ship-design research worldwide.

Fishing for Fords

Posted on June 25th, 2018

The IFC’s Nate Young and Dan Gilles recently located a submerged car using bathymetry, the measurement and mapping of underwater topography.

A group of men poses in a large meeting room.

Weber Receives ASCE’s Rouse Award

Posted on June 12th, 2018

IIHR’s Larry Weber recently received one of the highest honors presented by the ASCE, the Hunter Rouse Award.

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