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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.

IIHR grad student Nancy Barth in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Barth Takes D.C. by Storm

Posted on October 1st, 2018

IIHR graduate student Nancy Barth recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to present her doctoral research on Capitol Hill.

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.

A big group of people poses with an impressive pile of trash.

Cleaning Up IIHR’s Backyard, the Iowa River

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Almost 100 participants turned out for the Earth Day Weekend River Clean-Up along the Iowa River in Iowa City.

A reporter from the Cedar Rapids Gazette tries out the AI goggles with help from

Demir to Receive ASFPM Outreach Award

Posted on April 13th, 2018

IIHR’s Ibrahim Demir will receive the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award for his Flood Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.

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