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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.

Floodwaters stretch to the horizon along the Missouri River, seen here from the NEbraska side.

Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Posted on March 29th, 2019

Frozen soil, melting snowpack, and additional precipitation this spring are causing devastating flooding in many communities in Iowa and neighboring Nebraska. The Iowa Flood Center offers indispensable, up-to-the-minute information on IFIS.

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.

Gabriele Villarini was thrilled to receive the AGU's Macelwane Medal in 2016.

Villarini Receives AGU Macelwane Medal

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

IIHR’s Gabriele Villarini was recently chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union’s James B. Macelwane Medal.

A map of the United States.

Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December

Posted on February 18th, 2016

New research points to atmospheric rivers as a likely trigger of major rainfall events, like the one that overflowed the Mississippi’s banks last December.

HUD Awards $96.9M to Iowa

Posted on February 12th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa for a statewide watershed improvement program, the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year. Through strong partnerships […]



IFC Featured in New UI Video

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.

A student poses with Herky.

A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Flooding

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Undergraduate researcher Yibing Su traveled halfway around the world to study water resources, right after a major flood struck her hometown of Beijing.

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 […]

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