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Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

Posted on April 25th, 2017

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!

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.

Water Sustainability Initiative

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

Visit the Water Sustainability Initiative website Download the 2017 Water Sustainability Initiative report Some problems are so complex, they require a multidisciplinary approach. The University of Iowa’s Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI) is designed to address one complex issue that affects every man, woman, and child on the planet: access to clean water. In 2009, the […]

Flowing Through Time

Posted on March 11th, 2011

A History of the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research by Cornelia F. Mutel 299 pp., illus. Iowa City, Iowa: IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa. 1998. ISBN 0-87414-108-7 (pb) Description Since its rudimentary beginnings in a red brick cubicle perched atop a concrete water channel, the IIHR has claimed fame as a relatively small laboratory […]

Archive Collections Policy

Posted on February 25th, 2011

Mission Statement The IIHR Archive contains papers, photographs, and objects to be preserved, in perpetuity, for studies of the history of IIHR and its efforts related to hydraulic engineering, research, and education. These archives are to remain available for use by students and scholars, both within and outside the University of Iowa, conducting studies related […]

Oil and Coastal Plants

Posted on January 19th, 2011

In the summer of 2010, UI researchers found a hostile environment on the Gulf Coast — and not just because of the BP oil spill. “We couldn’t take the boat where we wanted to, because the Coast Guard had authority,” says Jerry Schnoor, an IIHR research engineer and professor of civil and environmental engineering. “We […]

Understanding PCBs

Posted on January 18th, 2011

Photo Gallery: A Research Cruise on Lake Michigan For more than a hundred years, toxins generated by heavy industry in East Chicago, Ind., settled to the bottom of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC), creating a deep layer of thick sludgy mud that is home to everything from heavy metals to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). […]

Other Research Initiatives

Posted on January 11th, 2011

IIHR nurtures and facilitates a host of diverse research initiatives every year, which provide opportunities for researchers and students to develop innovations in a variety of areas, including water and air resources, environmental hydraulics, fluid mechanics, and more. Here’s a sample of the recent research at IIHR: Bioremediation Wind energy research Mussels as water-quality sensors […]

Major Research Programs

Posted on June 1st, 2010

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering has a proud 90-year history of research and innovation—and a future that promises to be even more exciting. As one of the oldest and most respected hydraulic research facilities in the United States, IIHR offers state-of-the-art computational simulation and laboratory modeling capabilities, as well as field observational research. This encourages application of […]

Research

Posted on May 7th, 2010

IIHR has been home to innovative hydraulic research since 1920, when a small model laboratory was opened on the banks of the Iowa River in downtown Iowa City. Research activities expanded rapidly, and by 1928 a larger Hydraulics Laboratory replaced the original small structure. Today, IIHR is home to a steadily growing research program and […]

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