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Spring Honors, Awards, and Recognition

Posted on June 5th, 2014

IIHR faculty and staff earned a wealth of honors this spring.

Harvest Schroeder: The Human Factor

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Harvest Schroeder admits that earning an engineering degree is challenging. “It is hard, but so is everything else that’s worthwhile,” Schroeder says. She likes to think about the human results of her work, and making the world better for the real people. “It’s totally worth it,” the IIHR engineer says. Small-Town Scientist The Calamus, Iowa, […]

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 […]

Anton Krueger (right) holds one of the back-wearing mussels, plucked from the laboratory microhabitat. From left, the team includes Craig just, Jim Niemeier, Jon Durst, and Hannah Taylor.

Mussel Obsession

Posted on July 30th, 2013

IIHR’s Anton Kruger (right) has been named a new Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow in Engineering, in recognition of his innovative research and dedication to students. Read about Kruger’s project using river mussels as water-quality sensors.

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.

Floodplain Mapping: Kalona, Iowa

Posted on February 28th, 2012

On June 15, 2010, the city of Kalona, Iowa, was soaked with more than two inches of rain in about an hour. Flash flooding from a nearby drainage ditch forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, where residents found themselves suddenly knee-deep in water. The floodwaters receded quickly, and, compared to other recent floods […]

The Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on February 28th, 2012

Accurate scientific information will be one of Iowa’s best defenses against future floods, says IIHR Associate Research Engineer Nathan Young. He is leading an effort to update floodplain maps for 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Young, who is also associate director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), says that the new floodplain maps provide a […]

A preliminary floodplain map of Kalona, Iowa, (not yet approved by FEMA) prepared by research engineers and students at the Iowa Flood Center.

Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Iowa Flood Center (IFC) researchers are about 1½ years into a four-year project that will provide floodplain maps for most of Iowa, funded with $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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