UI Engineers Participate in Egypt Water Resources Workshop Jan. 5-9

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

University of Iowa Press Release

A group of University of Iowa College of Engineering faculty, staff and students is participating in a U.S./Egypt water resources management workshop Jan. 5-9 in Cairo, Egypt.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the conference is focused on furthering the use of cyber infrastructure-based observatories and observatory networks to monitor river basins, including those of the Mississippi River and Nile River. The UI's renowned IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering unit organized the workshop in cooperation with Cairo University and Egypt's National Water Research Center. Organizers hope the workshop will serve as a foundation for joint efforts to understand water-related processes and develop tools for water resources decision-making.

IIHR faculty and staff participants are: Mohamed Elhakeem, assistant research engineer; Keri Hornbuckle, professor; Craig Just, associate research engineer; Carmen Langel, program associate; Marian Muste, research engineer; Thanos Papanicolaou, professor; and Larry Weber, professor and IIHR director.

UI student participants, from several academic departments, include: Travis Anderson, Jeremy Bril, Paul Eastling, Mohamed Habib, James Johansen, Jessica Kilgore, Carmen Langel, LlynnAnn Luellen Jesse Piotrowski, Kara Prior, Michael Schaefer, Michael Schubert, Jessica Smith, Dustin Tardiff and Matthew Zager.