Weber, Larry

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IIHR Director Larry Weber (right) leads the Iowa Watersheds Project, which is designed to help determine whether farm ponds and other constructed improvements can make a difference in reducing flood damage.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Engineer
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

Professional Designation
Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics

Office: 306 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)

Phone: (319) 335-5597



Education: MS, The University of Iowa, 1990
PhD, The University of Iowa, 1993

Research Areas
Fish passage facilities
Physical modeling
River hydraulics
Computational hydraulics
Ice mechanics
Water quality
Watershed processes

Elliot Anderson
Adam Weis
Samuel Landsteiner
Kaleb Young
Evan Heitman

Biography: I am a professor of civil and environmental engineering and hold the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics. With Director Witold Krajewski, I helped create the IFC and continue to be active in its development through work with the Iowa Legislature. I have also been active in IFC programs for statewide floodplain mapping and watershed projects for flood damage reduction, including the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach. As a service to the state of Iowa, I am a member of the Water Resources Coordinating Council and participate on numerous state and federal agency committees related to water resources planning. I frequently present to community groups on water resources-related topics. I am a native Iowan and enjoy outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, and woodland restoration and conservation work.