The University of Iowa honored 18 faculty and staff members in recognition of their dedication, service, and excellence during an awards ceremony held on October 16.
Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski was awarded the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service. Congratulations, Witek!
Krajewski, the Rose & Joseph Summers Chair of Water Resources Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the founding director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), which serves Iowans by providing accurate and useful scientific information to help mitigate flood hazards. The IFC has become a model for translating engineering research to service and outreach. Among its accomplishments is the creation of the nationally recognized Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), a one-stop web-platform for access to community-based flood conditions, forecasts, and inundation maps. The IFC also collaborates with state agencies to produce state-of-the-art, high-resolution maps of flood risk across Iowa. Nationally, Krajewski has served as a leader of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science since its inception in 2001, and has played a pivotal role in its growth. He received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2010.
For more information, visit https://now.uiowa.edu/2019/10/university-iowa-honors-2019-faculty-and-staff-awards-recipients.