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.
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.
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.