Krajewski Featured on LiveScience Web Site

Friday, August 21, 2009

Witold Krajewski, Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and faculty researh engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, is featured on LiveScience, a national web community.

The article, titled "Better Protection Sought for Devastating Floods," covers Krajewski's and his colleagues' a rare opportunity to study the geophysical aspects of flooding in real time and to analyze the after-effects of flooding on residents.  With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), UI researchers expanded their efforts beyond geophysics to include flood research in areas of social science, health and other fields. Krajewski is leading these efforts as director of the new Iowa Flood Center.

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LiveScience provides thought-provoking, original content and commentary chronicling groundbreaking developments in health, environment, animals, technology and space.  The Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the NSF.