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A line of men in suits poses in front of a watershed exhibit.

UI, IIHR Join Regional Water Consortium

Posted on April 18th, 2019

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.



UI engineering professor receives distinguished award

Hydrogeologist/Research Associate

Posted on April 4th, 2019

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and the Iowa Geological Survey, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, have an opening for a Hydrogeologist/Research Associate in the field of geology. The successful candidate will contribute to the research mission of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR) and the Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) by participating in the collection, management, and analysis of field data, […]

The designer of the online system, Ibrahim Demir, shows off IFIS on a big screen TV.

IFC S.D. Flood Information System Wins Award

Posted on April 2nd, 2019

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.

Floodwaters stretch to the horizon along the Missouri River, seen here from the NEbraska side.

Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Posted on March 29th, 2019

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.

IIHR Researchers Honored

Posted on March 29th, 2019

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. Larry J. Weber, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa (UI) and a research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering […]



Governor Kim Reynolds visits Linn County Emergency Management to discuss flood prep, mitigation efforts

IIHR researcher Greg LeFevre stands near the Iowa River on the University of Iowa campus.

LeFevre Earns NSF CAREER Award

Posted on March 13th, 2019

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre recently received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, which he will use to study green stormwater treatment practices.



Landlocked Iowa: A surprising hub of amphibious vehicle research

This colorful map shows a collaborative groundwater modeling effort among the IGS, Iowa DNR, and individual water users in Linn and Johnson counties.

Water for Today — and Tomorrow

Posted on March 7th, 2019

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.

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