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Villarini at dinner with alumni.

Gabriele the Globetrotter

Posted on December 13th, 2018

IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini recently embarked on a 10-day long trip to Taiwan and China to strengthen his ties with IIHR alumni.



Fred Stern receives 2018 David W. Taylor Medal

Fred Stern poses at the wave basin.

Stern Receives SNAME’s Taylor Medal

Posted on December 5th, 2018

IIHR’s Fred Stern has been selected to receive the 2018 David W. Taylor Medal for Notable Achievement in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.



University of Iowa experts to discuss local flooding issues



Climate change already affecting hurricanes and tropical cyclones, research shows



Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

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

IIHR Research Links Urban Sprawl and Flooding

Posted on November 14th, 2018

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.

IIHR grad student Nancy Barth in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Barth Takes D.C. by Storm

Posted on November 14th, 2018

IIHR graduate student Nancy Barth recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to present her doctoral research on Capitol Hill.



Comparison of Two Watersheds

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

Posted on October 12th, 2018

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.

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