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The swollen Iowa River as it winds through the University of Iowa campus, July 2, 2014.

Iowa River Flooding, 2014

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

In 2014, Iowans have resources that didn’t exist in 2008. The Iowa Flood Center’s online tool, the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), allows all Iowans to access information regarding real-time community-based flood conditions.

Water Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on January 10th, 2014

by Matahel Ansar As a water professional born and raised in one of the most water-stressed regions in the world, Sub-Saharan Africa, I welcome the opportunity to write about water sustainability. As a young boy, I remember spending every summer vacation with my uncles in the Sahara desert in Northern Mali. My uncles are Tuareg; […]

Flooding near Dubuque Street and City Park in Iowa City, 2013.

The Power of Statistics in Flood Prediction

Posted on December 9th, 2013

IIHR graduate student Tibebu Ayalew hopes to develop a statistical method of flood prediction that works across multiples scales of time and space.

The Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Putting the human cost of floods, rather than economic loss, front and center Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with damages totaling more than $70 billion. It was also one of the deadliest, taking the lives of nearly 2,000 people. It was the hurricane’s human impact that started Eric Tate on his […]

Aerial view of farm land.

Flood 2013: A Bird’s-Eye View

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

IIHR Photographer Aneta Goska recently climbed into a helicopter for an aerial tour of flooded areas of Eastern Iowa.

IIHR students help out on-campus sandbagging efforts.

Flood 2013: IIHR Updates

Posted on May 31st, 2013

IIHR has a front-row seat for the ongoing flood of the Iowa River. With this entry, we begin a blog of IIHR’s flood-related actions and activities.


IFC Fund-a-Sensor

Posted on August 15th, 2012

Individuals can now help the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) make our state a safer place to enjoy Iowa’s rivers and streams by making a gift to the Fund-a-Sensor project.

Four members of the sustainability cluster in front of the Old Capitol Building.

Eric Tate: Studying the Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on June 6th, 2012

IIHR is proud to welcome four new faculty affiliates, who are all part of the University of Iowa’s new interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on water sustainability. Eric Tate from the Department of Geography (second from left) brings a new focus to the way we look at floods. (Photo by Kaptain Kobold)

Loebsack Pushes for National Flood Center

Posted on June 28th, 2011

By Lynda Waddington, The Iowa Independent U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack introduced legislation to create a National Flood Research and Education Consortium. … Loebsack said he hopes the national center, which is supported by the Iowa Flood Center, will advance the understanding of the causes of flooding, implement advanced flood prediction methods, and promote policies to […]

IIHR News (January, February, March 2011)

Posted on May 3rd, 2011

Craig Just, along with four University of Iowa students (Kali Feiereisel, international studies; Thomas Bang, civil and environmental engineering; Sara Rourke, medicine; Nathan Rourke, chemical engineering), traveled to Ghana and spent five weeks in a small village called Kobreti. The assessment trip was part of a development partnership between the University of Iowa, Engineers Without […]

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