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Demir to Receive ASFPM Outreach Award

IIHR's Ibrahim Demir will receive the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award for his Flood Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.
Three men pose in front of a river. They are (left to right) Jacob Odgaard, Rex Elder, and Larry Weber.

In Memoriam: Rex Elder

IIHR lost a great friend and colleague when Rex Elder died on Feb. 24, 2018, at the remarkable age of 100.
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Carderock, IIHR Sign Education Partnership

IIHR is part of a new Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.
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In Memoriam: Kwan Rim

Kwan Rim, professor emeritus and pioneer of one of America's first biomedical engineering educational programs, died March 4 in South Korea.
Gabriele Villarini sits in front of a mill stone in the Stanley Hydraulics Lab

Villarini Named Next Director of IIHR

IIHR alumnus Gabriele Villarini has been appointed to lead IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering as its next director.
Headshot photos of Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini.

The Climate Forces Behind Atmospheric Rivers

IIHR's Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the important role of atmospheric rivers in predicting storm development and landfall.
Ibrahim Demir at his computer.

Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant

The Iowa Flood Center's Ibrahim Demir has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program.
Marian Muste poses with textbooks.

Muste Publishes Hydraulics Textbook

With contributions from some of the world’s leading hydraulics experts, IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste has co-authored a two-volume textbook about experimental hydraulics.
Professional headshot of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gabriele Villarini, who was recently appointed director of IIHR.

Villarini to Serve as IIHR Director

Meet Gabriele Villarini, the new director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.
Cover of Sugar Creek Chronicles book and a photo of author Connie Mutel in the woods with her dog

Sugar Creek Chronicle: Still Making a Difference

Interest in Connie Mutel's A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland is still vibrant. Requests for public presentations about climate change and the book continue to roll in.
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Weber to Step Down as IIHR Director

Larry Weber has announced that he will step down as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Gabriele Villarini will serve as interim director.
Several men in a canoe pull a muddy tire out of a river.

Getting Muddy with Friends

IIHR and Iowa Flood Center staff and students participated in Project AWARE, an annual week-long canoe-based river clean-up project, to help clean the Upper Cedar River for a day.
Eric Tate sitting at a desk, facing and smiling at the camera.

Measuring Flood Vulnerability

Eric Tate's work with IIHR focuses on measuring social vulnerability to floods by building demographic indicators.
Head shot of Forrest Holly.

In Memoriam: Forrest M. Holly Jr.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Forrest M. Holly's death on May 22, 2017.
Gabriele Villarini on a scooter.

Villarini Wins Young Investigator Award

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre won the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President’s Early Career Scholar of the Year Award.
Lou and Mae Landweber posing with V.C. Patel.

UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering Inducts Landweber

The UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering recently inducted IIHR's beloved Lou Landweber, and it is a fitting moment for a remembrance of our friend and colleague.
Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

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!
Jerry Schnoor speaks in front of an audience about climate change.

A Dangerous Experiment

Climate change is here, Jerry Schnoor says, but uncertainties remain. How much will the temperature rise? What we will do about it?
IIHR's Andres Martinez (center) adjusts a sensor measuring airborne PCBs near the New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Harbor a Source of Airborne PCBs

IIHR researchers are part of a team studying airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor, Mass.
Charles Stanier CLEA4R project monitors air pollution in Iowa using Airbeam handheld tracking sensors.

Studying Air Pollution in Iowa

IIHR Research Engineer Charles Stanier and his team work with K-12 students and others to monitor and map particulate pollutant concentrations in the air.