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Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Lamuta to develop soft robots inspired by cephalopods

Caterina Lamuta has taken a keen interest in cephalopods and has found new ways to mimic their tentacles in the lab for use in underwater vehicles and robots.
Navid Jadidoleslam stands in front of the Iowa River
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IIHR Grad Student Publishes Two Journal Papers

IIHR graduate student Navid Jadidoleslam is the first author on two papers published recently in the prestigious Journal of Hydrology.
Two of the same copy of currents, one open to the centerfold, the other closed laying on top
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IIHR Currents Wins Award

The 2017–18 issue of IIHR Currents won the Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.
Jacob Odgaard sits at a table
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Odgaard Wins H.A. Einstein Award

IIHR’s A. Jacob Odgaard recently received the ASCE’s H.A. Einstein Award for his leadership and tireless effort in the field of sediment transport and river erosion control.
Larry Weber stands in front of an IIHR model of fish passageways
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Weber Named ASCE Fellow

IIHR’s Larry J. Weber has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction.
A field tile dumps into Clear Creek in Iowa.

IIHR Among Recipients of $1M Water-Quality Grant

Researchers will gather water quality information from Upper Mississippi River basin states.
Five-story red brick building, Stanley Hydraulics Lab, set on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

Iowa Dives Into the Future of Water Research

Building on decades of hydroscience research, IIHR at the University of Iowa enters a new era of activity aimed at solving Earth’s biggest environmental issues.
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Cleaning Up IIHR’s Backyard, the Iowa River

Almost 100 participants turned out for the Earth Day Weekend River Clean-Up along the Iowa River in Iowa City.
Gabriele Villarini sits in front of a mill stone in the Stanley Hydraulics Lab

Villarini Named Next Director of IIHR

IIHR alumnus Gabriele Villarini has been appointed to lead IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering as its next director.
YouTube screen grab of James Buchholz.

Research Summaries in 90 Seconds or Less!

Four members of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering’s research staff participated in the Communicating Ideas Workshop and recorded short video clips explaining their research.
Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!
IIHR's Andres Martinez (center) adjusts a sensor measuring airborne PCBs near the New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Harbor a Source of Airborne PCBs

IIHR researchers are part of a team studying airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor, Mass.
The IIHR team stands in front of the St. Louis models
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IIHR Models Sewer System for St. Louis

Researchers at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering are among the world’s leaders when it comes to modeling and design of sewer and stormwater conveyance systems.
Volunteers help clean up the Iowa River.
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A Chilly River Clean-up

Oct. 17 marked the fourth year that staff, students, and community members have joined hands to help keep Iowa City's portion of the river beautiful.
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River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.
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Digging for Adventure

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.
Student and faculty participants in IIHR’s International Perspectives study-abroad course in Mewat, India.

Events

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River (Part 1)

This virtual program will focus 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. During part I of this two-part program, climate expert and IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini will introduce IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River. Following this introduction, Augustana College Research Associate Matthew Fockler will share his project, Two Mississippi — a historical and geographic investigation of the Upper Mississippi River since its greatest manmade alteration, the 9-Foot Channel Project. Two Mississippi is an invitation to step into and along the Upper Mississippi River and explore its past, present, and future. Fockler uses repeat photography, archival research, critical GIS mapping, and oral history to examine the dramatic human and ecological landscape changes that have occurred on the Upper Mississippi River since the 9-Foot Channel Project became reality. His Mississippi River research can be previewed at www.two-mississippi.com.