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Iowa engineers work with artists, writers, and scholars to humanize water quality issues

A new collaboration between engineering and the arts and humanities at the University of Iowa leverages artists, writers, and scholars to put a face on the impacts of nitrogen pollution in waterways and watersheds.
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New research center to focus on climate resilience efforts in the Central Midwest

IIHR is part of a new center that will partner on collaborations with two underrepresented groups in the region: tribal nations and women who own farmland.
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Iowa Flood Center receives $1M for Eastern Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa was awarded $1 million to expand flood and drought monitoring, watershed management, and forecasting services in Eastern Iowa through Congress’s Community Project Funding.
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How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more common in a warming world

Riley Post, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering and research assistant at IIHR, explains how better forecasting can reduce flooding and improve reservoir management.
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Keri Hornbuckle stands in a lab
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2 faculty members named 2023 UI Distinguished Chairs

Keri Hornbuckle, IIHR researcher and civil and environmental engineering professor, is one of two faculty named 2023 University of Iowa Distinguished Chairs, one of the most prestigious honors granted to UI faculty.
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Casey Harwood earns NSF CAREER award to study fluid-structure interactions

The CAREER grant is among NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty.
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Mitigation Game

Greg Ewing, a PhD student at IIHR is working with IIHR Researcher Ibrahim Demir to build new ways for communities to prepare for and respond to the next disaster.
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What’s in Your Water?

IIHR's Zhi and LeFevre took samples and measured chemical composition of a local creek for over three years in an ecological study.
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Road Ditches Reduce Nutrients

Keith Schilling’s recent research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape — road ditches.
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Water for Today — and Tomorrow

The Iowa Geological Survey developed a 3-D local-scale groundwater flow model and used it to predict future water availability for industries and communities in Linn and Johnson counties.
Fred Stern poses at the wave basin.

Stern Receives SNAME’s Taylor Medal

IIHR’s Fred Stern has been selected to receive the 2018 David W. Taylor Medal for Notable Achievement in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Five-story red brick building, Stanley Hydraulics Lab, set on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

Iowa Dives Into the Future of Water Research

Building on decades of hydroscience research, IIHR at the University of Iowa enters a new era of activity aimed at solving Earth’s biggest environmental issues.
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Citizen Science: Water Monitoring

IIHR's Chris Jones is recruiting public volunteers to participate in a study which uses a smartphone app to detect nitrate levels in local watersheds using their phone’s camera.
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Research Summaries in 90 Seconds or Less!

Four members of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering’s research staff participated in the Communicating Ideas Workshop and recorded short video clips explaining their research.
Aerial shot of Morgan Creek Oxbow.

Oxbow Restorations Benefit Habitat, Ecosystem

Oxbow restorations provide wildlife habitat for creatures that like these quiet backwaters, and they also process nutrients. And they’re surprisingly affordable.
Photo of Ricardo Mantilla Gutierrez on a bridge.

Predicting Floods with Computer Simulations

IIHR's Ricardo Mantilla is the principal architect of the Iowa Flood Center's flood prediction model, HLM-Async.
Matthew Streeter on a dirt road
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Water-quality Project Underway in Buchanan County

A new project funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center aims to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.
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Solving Urban Runoff Water-Quality Problems

IIHR, and the Cedar Rapids Public Works department installed real-time water-quality sensors on a stormwater outfall on McLoud Run
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