Hello! My name is Witold F. Krajewski—Witek to all who know me. With my friend and colleague Larry Weber and support from the Iowa Legislature, I founded the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) in 2009 and became its first director.
It has become my professional mission to serve the people of Iowa with science-based flood information, tools, and services. I am proud to lead this dedicated group of researchers, staff, and students, all focused on providing flood-related research and solutions to Iowans.
I came to the United States shortly after earning MS and PhD degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology in my native Poland. I served as a research hydrologist at the National Weather Service before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1987. I am a faculty researcher at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR) and a professor in the UI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering. .
My primary research expertise is in hydrologic modeling, flood forecasting, remote sensing, and uncertainty quantification. I have received research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, and other state and federal agencies, leading or contributing to more than 100 research projects
Director, Iowa Flood Center
523D Maxwell C. Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory