Posts

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.
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!
An old map
,

IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.
A view of the Ottumwa treatment basins.
,

Safe Drinking Water for Iowans

Scientists at IIHR are working with municipal water supply operators in several Iowa cities to help bring safe and reliable supplies of drinking water to those communities.
An illustration of a pentecopterus.
,

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)
A volunteer rolls a tire out of the Iowa River
,

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.
IIHR Currents Cover from 2014-15 featuring a group of researchers standing in a river next to a water quality sensor
,

IIHR Currents: Water touches everything

The new issues of IIHR Currents is on its way!