Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Modern Mitigation

Riley Post is researching the efficacy of farm pond and wetland water storage as a way to reduce flood impacts in Iowa communities.

From the Very Beginning

Dan Gilles has worked at the Iowa Flood Center for more than a decade, helping to create IFIS, and the flood inundation maps that keep Iowans safe.

Diverting Disaster

Libby Casavant, an IFC grad student, is working closely with advisors at IIHR, IFC, and Deltares in the Netherlands to study sediment deposition in the Kosi River of Bihar, India.

Krajewski elected to the National Academy of Engineering

University of Iowa Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his innovative research and leadership in flood prediction and mitigation.

Anatomy of a Flood

“My vision is to restore the landscape’s natural flood resiliency,” says Larry Weber, “If we can strategically construct farm ponds, wetlands, terraces, and other conservation practices, they can slow the movement of water through the landscape. That will mitigate flood damage for both urban and rural Iowans.”