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Part 2 of a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives the 101-year-old institute is leading today.
IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini will discuss the evolution of IIHR’s research expertise in water resources engineering and the impacts of climate change on watershed management. The presentation will include an overview of current watershed initiatives underway, including the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach program aimed at reducing flood risk, improving water quality, and building more resilient communities. IIHR’s leadership has improved the health and sustainability of watersheds throughout the state, but the impacts have far-reaching effects all the way to the Mississippi River and beyond.
This program was inspired by IIHR’s centennial exhibition, “A River Flowed Through It: Iowa’s Legacy in Fluid Mechanics,” on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol Museum on the University of Iowa campus.