Entries by Jackie Stolze

Poisoned Rivers and Lakes

Imagine if people felt free to throw their garbage into your home. Imagine how the swan feels in a nest overwhelmed by trash, or the sea turtle who has to swim through a mass of plastic refuse. Now imagine we can do something about it. That’s exactly what IIHR Engineer Dan Ceynar hopes kids will […]

Be Prepared for Flood Dangers

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 16-22, 2014. Learn about the importance of preparing for a flood before it strikes and teach the actions you should take when faced with a flooding situation.

UI Biomass Project Receives Funding

With a $25,000 grant, the Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant on a University of Iowa satellite campus will locate and procure additional sources of feedstock to supplement the oat hulls and wood waste its boiler already uses.

Flood Center, DNR Partnership Offers Online View of Potential Floods

Floods can strike with surprising speed, and they often occur in unexpected places. That’s why — even in December — the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa continues to expand a network of affordable stream sensors. Attached to the downstream side of bridges, the sensors provide Iowans with an up-to-the-minute report on […]

Certified Floodplain Manager Exam

The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)® Exam Review Course has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (review), and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7–8:30 a.m. The exam begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, and ends at noon. All sessions will be held at the Iowa Flood Center in the C. Maxwell […]