Articles from December 2019

Photo of icy Iowa River and Stanley Hydraulics Lab

Iowa “light years ahead” with flood forecasting services

Thursday, December 26, 2019
During recent extreme flooding events in Southwest Wisconsin, local residents would maze around a hodge-podge of forecasting information, trying to gain an understanding of what is happening in real time.
Photo of the Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory building

Witold F. Krajewski and Larry J. Weber: Reforming flood insurance will save lives, billions of dollars

Monday, December 23, 2019
With a year of unprecedented flooding in Iowa nearly behind us and our nation witnessing the horrific devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and southern states, it's clearer now, more than ever, that we need common-sense reforms that help our communities address the increasing threat of flooding.
Aerial photo of the Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory

Flood mitigation efforts examined in Monroe County

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Year after year, large scale flooding events continue to destroy parts of the Upper Midwest. In the last few years, areas in Western Wisconsin have been some of the hardest hit.
Greta Thunberg speaks at the Iowa City Climate Strike

As universities see state funding threatened, will they be less outspoken about climate change?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Iowa may be known as a swing state, but Iowa City, home of the state’s flagship public university, has a reputation as liberal.