Meet the Director
In 2009, Witold F. Krajewski helped create the Iowa Flood Center and assumed leadership of its activities. Krajewski, who is also the Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering at the University of Iowa and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been a faculty researcher at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering since 1987.
Krajewski’s scientific research interests focus on the use of radar and satellite remote-sensing for rainfall measuring, modeling, forecasting, and estimation.
As director of the Iowa Flood Center, Krajewski works to better understand the genesis of floods through field experimentation and modeling, as well as the quantification of uncertainty in hydrologic prediction at a range of temporal and spatial scales. Krajewski has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals.
Krajewski is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. He has served on numerous committees and panels of these and other professional organizations, as well as on the editorial boards of several journals, including Advances in Water Resources. In 2012, he served as chair of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI).
Krajewski earned MS (1976) and PhD (1980) degrees in environmental engineering and water resources systems from Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, his homeland. He served as research hydrologist at the Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service until he joined the University of Iowa in 1987.
Director, Iowa Flood Center
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