Fred Stern poses at the wave basin.

Stern and Sanada Receive $1.3M in Grants from the Office of Naval Research

Three new grants from the Office of Naval Research are the latest in a long line of grant support for Professor Frederick Stern.
A woman uses a laboratory glove box

Scherer Honored for Faculty Excellence

IIHR Research Engineer Michelle Scherer has received the 2021 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, one of the University of Iowa’s highest honors for faculty achievement.
Witold Krajewski poses in an IFC polo

Krajewski Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest honors conferred in the field of engineering.
Aerial photo of a flooded Iowa town

Research Links Climate Change to Flooding in Iowa

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre won the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President’s Early Career Scholar of the Year Award.
Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
A fish passageway lets out water on the lower side of a dam
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Fighting for Fish

Floyd Nagler founded IIHR, then acted as director for 13 years. One of his most important projects was his work on the flow of the Mississippi river.
A seated man near the Iowa River in fall

LeFevre Honored by OVPR

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre won the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President’s Early Career Scholar of the Year Award.
Oars in the water
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Row with the Flow: IIHR Flume Supports Hawkeyes

Ten years ago, Iowa athletics opened the new boathouse, home to the Iowa rowing team and a brand new rowing tank designed by IIHR. The tank keeps the rowers in shape and injury-free as they train during the off-season.
Four men stand in front of a dam
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IIHR Gives a Dam About Fish Passage

They may not know it, but millions of salmon in the Pacific Northwest have safely passed through major hydroelectric dams thanks in part to the problem-solving and modeling expertise of the engineers at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering
Craig and Kate stand outside
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Just Receives $1.1M EPA Grant for Water Quality

IIHR’s Craig Just received $1.1 million from the EPA for research on flood reduction and water quality in the Middle Cedar and Clear Creek watersheds, in support of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA).
IWFoS Johnson County map
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New Online System Available for Well Owners

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, in collaboration with the UI Hydroinformatics Lab and the Iowa Geological Survey, has developed an information system to support the management of private wells in Iowa.
Two of the same copy of currents, one open to the centerfold, the other closed laying on top
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IIHR Currents Wins Award

The 2017–18 issue of IIHR Currents won the Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.
Jacob Odgaard sits at a table
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Odgaard Wins H.A. Einstein Award

IIHR’s A. Jacob Odgaard recently received the ASCE’s H.A. Einstein Award for his leadership and tireless effort in the field of sediment transport and river erosion control.
The flooded Mississippi River
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Weber Named to Flood Recovery Advisory Board

IIHR’s Larry Weber has been named to serve on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Flood Recovery Advisory Board.
The group at MOU stands in front of a wall for a picture
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UI, IIHR Join Regional Water Consortium

The University of Iowa and IIHR are part of the new Coastal-Hydrologic Consortium, which will work to solve regional flooding problems and water-related issues in the Mississippi River Watershed.
Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
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IFC S.D. Flood Information System Wins Award

The IFC-designed Big Sioux River Flood Information System recently won the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter.
The flooded Mississippi River
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Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Frozen soil, melting snowpack, and additional precipitation this spring are causing devastating flooding in many communities in Iowa and neighboring Nebraska. The Iowa Flood Center offers indispensable, up-to-the-minute information on IFIS.
Larry Weber stands in front of an IIHR model of fish passageways
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IIHR Researchers Honored

IIHR has plenty to be proud of! Recent accolades for IIHR faculty researchers include former Director Larry Weber and Research Engineer Fred Stern, who both received prestigious honors from professional organizations.
Greg LeFevre stands in front of the Iowa River
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LeFevre Earns NSF CAREER Award

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre recently received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, which he will use to study green stormwater treatment practices.
Villarini sitting in front of SHL
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Gabriele the Globetrotter

IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini recently embarked on a 10-day long trip to Taiwan and China to strengthen his ties with IIHR alumni.