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IIHR's Andres Martinez (center) adjusts a sensor measuring airborne PCBs near the New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Harbor a Source of Airborne PCBs

Posted on March 14th, 2017

IIHR researchers are part of a team studying airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

The vortex dropshaft is one strategy to help remove air from the water flow through the sewer.

IIHR Models Sewer System for St. Louis

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

Some of the world’s largest cities have turned to IIHR for expertise in modeling and design of sewer and stormwater conveyance systems, including London, Abu Dhabi, and now St. Louis.

A volunteer pulls a tire out of the Iowa River.

River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

Posted on July 29th, 2015

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.

Hydraulic Structures

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

IIHR has been developing, modeling, and designing hydraulic structures since the institute’s earliest days. From locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River to the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, researchers and shop support services at IIHR have paved the way for innovative hydraulic engineering. Hydraulic structures have taken many forms at IIHR, including weirs, dropshafts, […]

Kelli Parsons collecting samples.

Digging for Adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2015

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.

Applied Research

Posted on August 6th, 2014

The IIHR Electronics Shop provides support for faculty, researchers, and students in the area of data acquisition equipment and systems in both basic and applied research. Data acquisition equipment is specified and purchased, or designed and constructed as needed for various research projects. The equipment is set up, maintained, and on-going support is provided for […]

Iowa Geological Survey at IIHR

Posted on June 5th, 2014

The IGS Rock Library is Full of Stories! Visit the Iowa Geological Survey website! In early 2014, the Iowa Geological Survey became part of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, along with eight scientists, creating a new Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) under the auspices of IIHR. The capabilities of the IGS team include groundwater modeling, mapping of Iowa’s […]

Mussels Serve as Water-Quality Sensors

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Why would a mollusk wear a backpack? For decades, IIHR has had a love affair with the freshwater mussel. Once students dig their first mussel from the Mississippi River mud, they are hooked. IIHR researchers have led countless mussel-based research projects, including efforts to re-establish endangered species in Midwestern rivers. At LACMRERS, a display of […]

Iowa Watershed Approach

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Visit the Iowa Watershed Approach website … How can innovative management practices make a difference within watersheds? Two research initiatives — the almost-complete Iowa Watersheds Project, and the new $96.9M Iowa Watershed Approach — are helping us find out. In 2016, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering will complete its five-year Iowa Watersheds Project (IWP), which was supported […]

Fieldwork Safety Guidelines

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

These guidelines focus on establishing a climate in which safety of University of Iowa personnel has primacy, and where faculty, staff, and students know the policies, procedures, and guidelines to help ensure safe practices. Principal Investigators (PIs) have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the safe field activities of their staff and students. PIs may elect […]

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