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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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Krajewski Elected to Nat’l Academy of Engineering

Posted on February 10th, 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.

Cover of The IGS Geode

The IGS Geode is available online!

Posted on January 26th, 2021

Check out the newest issue of The IGS Geode, published by the Iowa Geological Survey!

Map illustrating drought in the western U.S.

Does Less Air Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

Posted on September 3rd, 2020

A NASA-funded study at IIHR explores connections between reduced air pollution due to COVID-19 and decreases in precipitation in the western United States

A giant swirling hurricane as seen from space, with a divot in the middle where the eye is.

Hurricanes Linked to East Asia Weather System

Posted on August 10th, 2020

With a new Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, IIHR scientists may have found a new influence on how tropical cyclones develop.

A black-and-white photo of a man leaning over early fish ladder models. Fish pictured in the lower left corner of the photo

Fighting for Fish

Posted on June 29th, 2020

Floyd Nagler founded IIHR, then acted as director for 13 years. One of his most important projects was his work on the flow of the Mississippi river.

A mosaic of photos of the people of IIHR with the words "We are IIHR; #Strike4BlackLives

#Strike4BlackLives

Posted on June 10th, 2020

The IIHR and Iowa Flood Center team is joining the #Strike4BlackLives 
initiative.

Greg LeFevre stands in front of a pond

LeFevre Honored by OVPR

Posted on June 1st, 2020

Congratulations to IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre on receiving the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President’s Early Career Scholar of the Year Award!

Young Crouches on the beach with a computer

Young Receives Regents Staff Excellence Award

Posted on May 20th, 2020

On May 14, IIHR Research Engineer Nathan Young was one of six staff members honored with the 2019 Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award.

Keri Hornbuckle's research group

Grant Renewal is a Win for PCB Research

Posted on April 21st, 2020

IIHR’s Keri Hornbuckle is the principal investigator of the Iowa Superfund Research Program, which recently received a five-year, $11.4 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health.

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