CSU hosts AGU Hydrology Days April 25-27

Photo of a river and roadway, with text reading '42nd Annual AGU Hydrology Days, April 25-27, 2022, Colorado State University -- Student Showcase Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 1:30-4:30pm (MST) Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom'Hydrology Days, a collaboration between Colorado State University and the American Geophysical Union, has brought together water experts to share cutting-edge research for 42 years. Held virtually the past two years, this year the conference returns to an in-person format and includes some new features.

The event, organized by the One Water Solutions Institute, based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in partnership with the Colorado Water Center, will be held April 25-27 at the Lory Student Center. Registration deadline is April 15.

Unlike previous years, this year’s event will not have concurrent sessions, so participants can attend the entire program.

“The focus is really on getting people back together, in the same room, to facilitate organic conversations and peer-to-peer learning,” conference coordinator Sarah Millonig said. “We are hosting the event in the Grand Ballroom with spectacular views of the foothills.”

While the virtual events were successful – last year 210 participants registered from nearly 75 organizations – hosting keynote speakers was not possible.

Soroosh Sorooshian, a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at University of California Irvine, was selected for the Hydrology Days Award in 2020 for his significant contributions to hydrologic science. He will be honored and give his keynote lecture this year.

The other keynote speakers are:

  • Ana Barros, chair of engineering, department head and professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Jery Stedinger, professor of civil and environmental engineering, Cornell University
  • Ellen Wohl, University Distinguished Professor, CSU Department of Geosciences

New this year, in collaboration with the InTERFEWS graduate program, the Student Showcase will feature a fast-paced, high-energy competition. Students will present their research in 4-minute “lighting talks” to an audience of academics and professionals from the food, energy and water sectors. Winners will be announced during a reception immediately following the competition.

“Hydrology Days brings together such a diverse group of students, researchers, and now community leaders and regional partners, to celebrate our connections to water across an array of disciplines,” Millonig said. “Events like these have been greatly missed over the last two years, and I cannot wait to see everyone in person, under one roof this spring!”

For more information and to view the program schedule, visit the Hydrology Days website.