IIHR Modeling Project

Clients near and far seek IIHR expertise on water projects

In this photo gallery by Office of Strategic Communication photographer Tim Schoon, IIHR engineers designed and built scale models of a complex water-retention and storage system for municipal, agricultural, and other major water users in eastern Colorado, where water supply can fluctuate.
Current IIHR research facility

UI seeks permission to plan new hydroscience research building to grow program

The UI is seeking approval from the Iowa Board of Regents at its April 24-25 meeting to proceed with planning the construction of a new building on the Oakdale campus for future growth and development of the IIHR hydroscience program. The project would create a larger space for hydraulic model studies for waterways such as canals, large rivers and dams, and spillways.
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University of Iowa researchers rally after Coralville lab destroyed by 2023 tornado

A look at what's happened since the March 31, 2023, tornado struck IIHR's James Street Laboratory in Coralville.
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Iowa engineers work with artists, writers, and scholars to humanize water quality issues

A new collaboration between engineering and the arts and humanities at the University of Iowa leverages artists, writers, and scholars to put a face on the impacts of nitrogen pollution in waterways and watersheds.
Dave Cwiertny on Iowa Press

11/3/2023 | Water Quality and Supply

Professor David Cwiertny joined Iowa Press alongside Des Moines Water Works CEO Ted Corrigan to discuss the impacts of Iowa’s drought on water quality and water supply for small communities.
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New research center to focus on climate resilience efforts in the Central Midwest

IIHR is part of a new center that will partner on collaborations with two underrepresented groups in the region: tribal nations and women who own farmland.
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Iowa Flood Center receives $1M for Eastern Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa was awarded $1 million to expand flood and drought monitoring, watershed management, and forecasting services in Eastern Iowa through Congress’s Community Project Funding.
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How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more common in a warming world

Riley Post, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering and research assistant at IIHR, explains how better forecasting can reduce flooding and improve reservoir management.
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2 faculty members named 2023 UI Distinguished Chairs

Keri Hornbuckle, IIHR researcher and civil and environmental engineering professor, is one of two faculty named 2023 University of Iowa Distinguished Chairs, one of the most prestigious honors granted to UI faculty.
Brandon Barquist

18 staff members honored with 2023 Staff Excellence Awards

IIHR Shop Manager Brandon Barquist was a recipient of the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award. He is recognized for his outstanding contributions to designing field experiments and providing laboratory support for IIHR and its research centers, the Iowa Flood Center and Iowa Geological Survey.
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UI research lab suffers total loss in March 31 storm

IIHR's James Street Laboratory in Coralville was destroyed during the severe storms on March 31.
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Casey Harwood earns NSF CAREER award to study fluid-structure interactions

The CAREER grant is among NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty.
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Iowa Researchers to Develop Tools for Detecting Lead in Iowa Drinking Water

David Cwiertny, the William D. Ashton Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Iowa, and a team of researchers were recently awarded $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a new public tool to estimate the areas of Iowa that are vulnerable to lead poisoning via their water supply