Gabriele-Villarini stands in front of the AGU Awards

Villarini Receives AGU Macelwane Medal

IIHR's Gabriele Villarini was recently chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union’s James B. Macelwane Medal.
Jerry Schnoor stands at an ASME podium
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Schnoor Receives ASME Dixy Lee Ray Award

Jerry Schnoor of IIHR received the ASME Dixy Lee Ray Award
A topographic map, with high points around a river
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IFC Completes Statewide Floodplain Maps

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) recently celebrated the completion of a six-year project to develop updated floodplain maps for the 85 Iowa counties that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas after the 2008 Iowa floods.
The IIHR team stands in front of the St. Louis models
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IIHR Models Sewer System for St. Louis

Researchers at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering are among the world’s leaders when it comes to modeling and design of sewer and stormwater conveyance systems.
Tatsuaki Nakato holds mussels in the Mississippi River
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In Memoriam: Tatsuaki Nakato

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Tatsuaki Nakato’s death on Saturday, Sept. 3, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
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IFC Hosts Open House in Honor of Pres. Harreld

The IFC hosted UI President Bruce Harreld at the Wind Tunnel Annex
Marian Muste and Haowen Xu stand together in front of a building
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IoWaDSS Wins National Recognition

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources funded the Iowa Watershed Decision Support System (IoWaDSS) project to assemble data, tools, and models in one geoportal, which has since won national recognition
Ching-Long Lin gives a speech at a podium
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Lin Named Mielnik and Harding Professor

Ching-Long Lin of IIHR was named the Mielnik and Harding Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Gabriele Villarini poses in front of the Iowa River
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Villarini to Receive AGU’s Macelwane Medal

Gabriele Villarini was chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union's James B. Macelwane Medal
Students stand in a large cave with a LiDAR scanner
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Exploring Unseen Iowa City

Beneath downtown Iowa City’s Brewery Square lies a network of man-made tunnels and caves that dates from the city’s earliest days
Iowa Watershed Approach logo
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New Video Focuses on Iowa Watersheds Approach

This video talks about the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year.
Dave Loebsack and Witold Krajewski shake hands while Larry Weber looks on
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Loebsack Proposes National Flood Center

Congressman Dave Loebsack, along with staff from the Iowa Flood Center, hosted a press conference to discuss legislation he will be introducing to establish a National Flood Center. 
Marian Muste in front of self-cleaning Culverts
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‘Squeaky Clean’ Culvert Design Wins Award

IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste’s innovative self-cleaning culvert design has received a national award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Council (RAC).
Johnathan Culpepper stands in a lab wearing purple gloves and a lab coat
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My Lab, My Canvas

Johnathan Culpepper, along with most of his family, was born with a love for art. And he’s quite good at it, even selling paintings to fund his undergraduate education at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (MEC-CUNY). However, growing up on the coast in Trinidad and Tobago also helped nurture a love for the environment—and for science.
Cover of Sugar Creek Chronicle by Connie Mutel with birds on plants
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Feeling Climate Change

Connie Mutel’s new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, will entice readers to learn more about climate change — even if they don’t really want to.
IIHR Currents Cover 2015 showing a wave of water inside a transparent globe of the world
Atmospheric "river"- five images of the United States with a colorful weather overlay
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Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December

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.
Aerial View of the wave basin
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U.S. DOE Wave Energy Prize Comes to IIHR

The IIHR Wave Basin at the University of Iowa is one of just five testing facilities selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize competition.
Gabrielle Villarini stands next to a lamp post with a photo of himself featured at the top
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Downtown Banners Feature IIHR Researchers

Two familiar faces, Dan Ceynar and Gabriele Villarini, have been featured in the new Dare to Discover banner project, organized by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
An old map
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IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.