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Self-Cleaning Culverts

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Out of sight most of the time, we expect culverts to carry flow beneath the roadways, whether in drought or in flood. As long as they do their job, most of us never give culverts a second thought. IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste thinks about culverts a lot. Culverts in Iowa are frequently blocked by […]

A Story of Flood Preparedness

Posted on June 18th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Living in Iowa means living with floods, and historically that has led to loss of property, farmland and even life. Today, however, Iowans have the resources of the Iowa Flood Center behind them, providing information that was unavailable in 2008 or in 1993. Where will the floodwaters go? Will my house be flooded? […]

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Project

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Eleven female students and staff members from IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center took part in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project on August 23, 2014, in Iowa City. Sara Steussy, who spent a year working with Habitat for Humanity as part of AmeriCorps, organized the service project and helped coach her less experienced colleagues. […]

Jim Ashton: Turnaround Guy

Posted on April 6th, 2015

After a long day of duck hunting on the Mississippi River, the Ashton men gathered in the family’s small cabin for food, camaraderie, and male bonding. As the youngest son, Jim Ashton relished the chance to kick back with his father, two older brothers, and uncles around the fire. Once everyone was relaxed, one of […]

Maria Laura Beninati: The Iowa Embrace

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

When Maria Laura Beninati visited IIHR and the University of Iowa, it was love at first sight. Beninati says she felt instantly embraced and could immediately see herself working and thriving at IIHR. When IIHR Research Engineer Forrest Holly later called Beninati to tell her she had a full Iowa Presidential fellowship, Beninati didn’t hesitate. […]

Old Capitol is at the heart of the University of Iowa campus.

A Tale of Two Conferences

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Iowa City will play host to two major conferences the week of August 18: EmCon 2014, and the National Hydraulic Engineering Conference 2014.

Scott Hagen: Far from the Farm

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Scott Hagen jerked awake to find the tractor he was driving slowly veering off course, leaving a meandering trail of newly planted corn behind it. He had nodded off just for a second, after a long night of studying for the three classes he was taking that spring at the University of Iowa. Hitting the […]

IIHR Assistant Research Scientist Chris Wilson (left) and graduate student Ben Abban are part of a team conducting field studies of soil carbon under different land uses.

Researchers Study Human Impact on Land

Posted on March 10th, 2014

How have more than 100 years of agriculture have affected the Midwestern landscape? IIHR researchers are part of a $4.9 million grant to study changes to the “critical zone,” from the treetops to the bedrock.

The first fire, a wood chip test burn, at the Oakdale biomass boiler.

Biomass Fuels Program Pays Off for Flood Mitigation

Posted on July 5th, 2013

IIHR’s Nate Young has been a part of the UI Biomass Partnership Project, which contributes to flood mitigation as well as sustainability.

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.

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