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Villarini Named Next Director of IIHR

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

IIHR alumnus Gabriele Villarini has been appointed to lead IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering as its next director.

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The Climate Forces Behind Atmospheric Rivers

Posted on January 17th, 2018

IIHR’s Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the important role of atmospheric rivers in predicting storm development and landfall.

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Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant

Posted on December 11th, 2017

The Iowa Flood Center’s Ibrahim Demir has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program.

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Muste Publishes Hydraulics Textbook

Posted on October 6th, 2017

With contributions from some of the world’s leading hydraulics experts, IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste has co-authored a two-volume textbook about experimental hydraulics.

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Villarini to Serve as IIHR Director

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Meet Gabriele Villarini, the new director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.

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Weber to Step Down as IIHR Director

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Larry Weber has announced that he will step down as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Gabriele Villarini will serve as interim director.

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Getting Muddy with Friends

Posted on August 13th, 2017

IIHR and Iowa Flood Center staff and students participated in Project AWARE, an annual week-long canoe-based river clean-up project, to help clean the Upper Cedar River for a day.

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Measuring Flood Vulnerability

Posted on July 10th, 2017

Eric Tate’s work with IIHR focuses on measuring social vulnerability to floods by building demographic indicators.

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In Memoriam: Forrest M. Holly Jr.

Posted on June 9th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Forrest M. Holly’s death on May 22, 2017.

Gabriele Villarini on a scooter.

Villarini Wins Young Investigator Award

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Gabriele Villarini, associate director of IIHR, has won the 2017 Water Young Investigator Award.

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