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Just Receives $1.1M EPA Grant for Water Quality

Posted on September 9th, 2019

IIHR’s Craig Just received $1.1 million from the EPA for research on flood reduction and water quality in the Middle Cedar and Clear Creek watersheds, in support of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA).

IIHR Student Hui Zhi Wins IWC Grant Competition

Posted on June 21st, 2019

IIHR grad student Hui Zhi received a grant from the Iowa Water Center to fund her research on sorption and biodegradation of pharmaceuticals in Iowa’s water.

IIHR's Jacob Odgaard poses in a student study area of the Seamans Center for Engineering

Odgaard Wins H.A. Einstein Award

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

IIHR’s A. Jacob Odgaard recently received the ASCE’s H.A. Einstein Award for his leadership and tireless effort in the field of sediment transport and river erosion control.

The designer of the online system, Ibrahim Demir, shows off IFIS on a big screen TV.

IFC S.D. Flood Information System Wins Award

Posted on April 2nd, 2019

The IFC-designed Big Sioux River Flood Information System recently won the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter.

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.

Five-story red brick building, Stanley Hydraulics Lab, set on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

Iowa Dives Into the Future of Water Research

Posted on June 25th, 2018

Building on decades of hydroscience research, IIHR at the University of Iowa enters a new era of activity aimed at solving Earth’s biggest environmental issues.

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Citizen Science: Water Monitoring

Posted on January 8th, 2018

IIHR’s Chris Jones is recruiting public volunteers to participate in a study which uses a smartphone app to detect nitrate levels in local watersheds using their phone’s camera.

A screen shot of the front page of IIHR's new shop website showing a large, warehouse-sized river model.

IIHR Engineering Services: Problems Solved Here

Posted on January 1st, 2018

Visit the IIHR shop’s new website, which shines a spotlight on the institute’s engineering services division and its remarkable expertise and resources.

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Research Summaries in 90 Seconds or Less!

Posted on September 15th, 2017

Four members of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering’s research staff participated in the Communicating Ideas Workshop and recorded short video clips explaining their research.

Aerial shot of Morgan Creek Oxbow.

Oxbow Restorations Benefit Habitat, Ecosystem

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Oxbow restorations provide wildlife habitat for creatures that like these quiet backwaters, and they also process nutrients. And they’re surprisingly affordable.

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