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Upper Mississippi Tops Endangered-Rivers List

Two men stand among halves of toilets

Blast from the Past

Posted on April 16th, 2020

Through the financial hardship of the Great Depression, IIHR remained active in the plumbing industry, keeping American homes safe from the dangers of improper safety standards.

A stack of Currents magazines

Currents Flows On

Posted on April 3rd, 2020

IIHR Currents, an award-winning magazine, is in its tenth year of publication this year. The annual magazine features stories from IIHR faculty, staff, and students about research, facilities, and IIHR history.



Iowa Flood Center updates flood risk for Midwest



Iowa Flood Center discusses future plans, preparing for potential flood risks

The University’s original Hydraulics Lab, which opened in 1920, was a mere 22-by-22-foot box perched above a flume (see channel on right) fed by the Iowa River.

IIHR Turns 100!

Posted on March 3rd, 2020

IIHR is celebrating 100 years in 2020! Take a dive into the rich history of service, education and research that makes IIHR the influential institution it is today.

Claire Muerdter and Hannah Molitor side by side

Sustainability in Space

Posted on January 17th, 2020

Two IIHR research assistants, Hannah Molitor and Claire Muerdter, recently received the 2019 NASA Fellowship Award from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellowship program.



Iowa received 6 more inches of rain in 2019



Other states look to UI-based Iowa Flood Center for expertise



Iowa Flood Center shares flood mitigation ideas with Texas state and federal agencies

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