College of Engineering

wilton wastewater treatment facility

Let's help small towns face down big wastewater costs

UI engineers hope to test new treatment technologies for towns with fewer than 2,000 residents
Engineers at the University of Iowa hope to help small Iowa towns wrestling with costly wastewater treatment upgrades. They've proposed a site where new technologies can be tested and approved for use.
IFC graduate student Enes Yildirim working with ground instrumentation as part of the Iowa Flood Center’s collaboration with NASA.

Iowa Flood Center joins with NASA to study soil moisture

Fieldwork will take place Aug. 3 through 16 in the South Fork Watershed near Ames
Students and researchers at the Iowa Flood Center based at the University of Iowa are partnering with NASA on research that could help the scientific community better understand and monitor soil moisture. Fieldwork will take place Aug. 3 through 16 in the South Fork Watershed near Ames.
Rathbun Lake

RAGBRAI and UI in Rathbun

State Hygienic Laboratory monitoring soil erosion at Rathbun Lake
RAGBRAI will reach Rathbun on July 28, but the University of Iowa has been there a while already. When Rathbun Lake began experiencing problems with excess sediment and soil erosion, local residents and officials turned to experts at the UI’s State Hygienic Laboratory.
Fighting floods, helping Iowans: The UI Iowa Flood Center

Fighting floods, helping Iowans

Iowa Flood Center's new effort aims to reduce flooding in nine watersheds
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa is building a legacy in the Hawkeye State by reducing flood risks and improving water quality. Soon, they will embark on the Iowa Watershed Approach to identify and reduce stream flow during heavy rain events in nine Iowa watersheds.
Adjusting a water quality sensor

IIHR, RAGBRAI in Washington

RAGBRAI to pass near UI water quality sensor site
Residents in Washington, Iowa, soon will have a more robust tool to help them improve local water quality thanks to experts at the University of Iowa’s IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering.

Honors New self-cleaning culvert design wins recognition

UI research engineer Marian Muste’s innovative self-cleaning culvert design has received a national award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Council (RAC).

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