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.
Two government officers guide an inflatable boat through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey.

IIHR Research Links Urban Sprawl and Flooding

Researchers from IIHR at the University of Iowa and Princeton University found that Houston's urban density contributed to the storm’s intense flooding. The study is published in the journal Nature.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.