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Sustainability at IIHR: Evolving with the Times

Posted on June 6th, 2014

by Cornelia F. Mutel Sustainability. The word, as commonly used, focuses on maintaining life and function today, without compromising the potential of future generations or ecosystems. But it’s a word with many meanings, a word that is typically defined by the focus of the speaker and his or her priorities. At IIHR, sustainability considers the […]

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 […]

Water Communication: A New Field

Posted on June 4th, 2014

One of Kajsa Dalrymple’s chores was to help wash the family’s fruits and vegetables with iodine-laced water every day — to an 8-year-old, it seemed like a boring, unnecessary job. Standing at the sink, she sighed and rolled her eyes. “Why do we have to do this?” she asked her mother. Her mother, a civil […]

Water Quality — Everyone’s Responsibility?

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Farmer Brian Scott turns to look over his shoulder at the 60-foot wide, 24-row corn planter as it rolls through the field. Soon, however, Scott’s eyes settle back on a computer screen in the tractor cab. The screen shows a digital map of the route he set up for the tractor to follow through the […]

Paul Dierking: The Inquisitive Engineer

Posted on May 20th, 2014

According to Paul Dierking’s parents, he was the kind of kid who asked “how?” and “why?” … a lot. That inquisitive nature has taken Dierking from the family farm to a career in water resources engineering with a major engineering consulting firm. Dierking, an IIHR alumnus and a member of the institute’s Advisory Board, says […]

Kara Prior: For the Love of Discovery

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Kara Prior sat on the edge of her chair in a classroom in Nanjing, straining to catch every word the instructor uttered in Chinese. Although she had come to China with relatively strong language skills, taking classes in Chinese was proving to be a real challenge. Prior, who was used to being a good student […]

George Constantinescu: Rivers Run in the Family

Posted on May 20th, 2014

George Constantinescu relaxes at an outdoor table on the sidewalk in Paris, sipping a cup of espresso as he browses through a book on modern art. Before long, he’ll be off to a favorite art museum. Paris feels almost like a second home, Constantinescu says. He spent a year there after graduating from the Technical […]

Teresa Gaffey: Transformations

Posted on May 20th, 2014

When Teresa Gaffey was a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, she studied something known as the “foot-in-the-door” technique. Just like it sounds, this persuasion strategy begins with a request for something small and insignificant. After an initial “yes,” it becomes easier and easier to get agreement to larger, more […]

IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber Honored for Faculty Excellence, Conservation

Posted on May 16th, 2014

IIHR Director Larry Weber is one of six University of Iowa faculty selected to receive the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; he and his wife Miechelle were also selected to receive the 2014 Johnson County Heritage Trust Conservation Award.

Ricardo Mantilla overlooking the ocean.

Going with the Flow

Posted on May 1st, 2014

After six years of researching hydrology at IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center, Associate Research Engineer Ricardo Mantilla will soon begin to teach it.

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