IGS researcher Phillip Kerr points to a map as they prepare to operate a drill rig to extract a soil core for the IWA project.

IGS Maps Support Flood Management

The Iowa Geological Survey uses a sophisticated drill rig to gather information for geologic mapping that benefits landowners, farmers, private industry, land use planners, and urban and rural community members.
Group photo of the Maas family at the Iowa State Fair

Maas Farms Win Environmental Award

Maas Farms near South Amana, operated by Stewart and Jared Maas, received the 2018 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award, presented at the Iowa State Fair.
Pumping Station 15 in Madison, Wis.,

IIHR Wins Sustainable Infrastructure Award

IIHR researchers were recently part of a team that earned the first Envision Gold Award for sustainable infrastructure in Wisconsin.
A field tile dumps into Clear Creek in Iowa.

IIHR Among Recipients of $1M Water-Quality Grant

Researchers will gather water quality information from Upper Mississippi River basin states.
The Tigerhawk on the wave basin’s floor is the world’s largest.

Iowa Leads the World in Ship Hydrodynamics

Groundbreaking technology puts the University of Iowa at the forefront of ship-design research worldwide.
Nate Young and a student work on Bathymetry on a boat

Fishing for Fords

The IFC's Nate Young and Dan Gilles recently located a submerged car using bathymetry, the measurement and mapping of underwater topography.
A big group of people poses with an impressive pile of trash.

Cleaning Up IIHR’s Backyard, the Iowa River

Almost 100 participants turned out for the Earth Day Weekend River Clean-Up along the Iowa River in Iowa City.
A reporter from the Cedar Rapids Gazette tries out the AI goggles with help from

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.
A faculty member and two male students pose with an experimental flume

Carderock, IIHR Sign Education Partnership

IIHR is part of a new Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.
A portrait of a man

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.
Head shot of IIHR Director Larry Weber.

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.