IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering

Inland communities bear the brunt of hurricane-related flood damage

Work by UI researcher sheds new light on the expansive effects of hurricanes
When most people think of hurricanes, they think of mighty storm surges pounding coastal communities. But a team of researchers who studied 28 hurricanes from 2001 to 2014 found that freshwater flooding, sometimes thousands of miles inland, can cause even greater destruction.

Despite its dearth of coastline, Iowa has scientists who study hurricane forecasts

UI research evaluates forecasting models for predicting rainfall from tropical cyclones
To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa–led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United States.
UI students studying water quality

UI wins $3 million grant to launch water sustainability graduate program

Students will dive deep to train for STEM careers inside, outside of academia
A new Sustainable Water Development graduate program, inaugurated with a grant from the National Science Foundation, will prepare UI students for careers as engineers, entrepreneurs, professors, or in other professions in the STEM fields.
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.