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The 2017 Symposium will take place April 6-7, 2017

Hydroscience presentations by students, faculty, and Boulder-area researchers.  Keynotes and guest talks by distinguished scientists.


2017 Theme
Collaboration and Connections:
Protecting and Restoring Water Resources


Location

SEEC Auditorium Room 120, CU Boulder East Campus


Abstracts

  • Submission opens 20 Feb, 2017.
  • Abstract deadline 10 Mar, 2017. 
  • Email hydrogrd@colorado.edu for a link to the abstract submission page.

Keynote Speakers

  • Jill Baron: Senior Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado State University - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    "Scaling Nitrogen Effects and Management Issues from Small Watersheds to the Globe: Towards an International Nitrogen Management System"
  • Laurel Larsen: Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, University of California, Berkeley
    "Unraveling Complexity from Two Directions: Hydroecological Systems Seen Through the Lenses of Modeling and Data"
  • Otto Strack: Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota
    "Application of Elementary Solutions in Groundwater Modeling"
  • Brad Udall: Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist/Scholar, Colorado State University - Colorado Water Institute
    "The Collision of 19th Century Water Law, 20th Century Water Infrastructure and 21st Century Climate Change: Navigating the New Realities"

Guest Speakers

  • Laura Belanger: Water Resources and Environmental Engineer, Western Resource Advocates
    "Engineering and the Environment: Informing and Influencing Policies and Projects"
  • Anne Castle: Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, University of Colorado, Boulder
    "The Colorado River: Where Water Scarcity Sparks Collaboration"
  • James Eklund: Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board
    "Implementing Colorado's Water Plan"

Participating Units

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) - Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology (CWEST) - CU Graduate School - Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) - Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (CEAE) - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) - Environmental Studies (ENVS) -Geography (GEOG) - Geological Sciences (GEOL)


Overview

The symposium consists of posters and presentations by CU-Boulder students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as presentations by faculty and Boulder area researchers (ie USGS, NOAA, NCAR). In addition, there will be keynote and guest speakers by influential members of the hydrosciences field.

The annual symposium provides a great opportunity and friendly setting for students to learn what their fellow students and researchers are doing, both within and outside their sub-discipline.


Who's Invited?

2 female students posing in front of research display

Theresa Denison (Centaurus High School), and Veronica Carrasco (Centaurus High School) pose with their science fair poster illustrating seasonal changes in the chemistry and redox state of dissolved organic matter, Nymph Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Their work was done under the mentorship of INSTAAR graduate student Rose Cory. Their project won several prizes in regional science fairs in spring 2004 including 1st place in the Earth and Space Science category at the Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science. They were invited to participate in the National Science Fair in Washington DC.

The Symposium is open to all CU-Boulder students (grad & undergrad) and faculty working in any aspect of hydrologic sciences, especially those doing interdisciplinary research (e.g. hydrogeology, hydroecology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, environmental and water resource engineering, etc.). We also invite hydroscience researchers in the Boulder area to submit an abstract (ie, USGS, NOAA, NCAR). Submitting a poster or talk that you have already presented at another conference is fine, as long as it does not violate an agreement you made with the other conference. Making a presentation of a collaborative study for which you are not first author is fine too, as long as you made a substantial contribution and are familiar with all aspects of the study.

More information

Abstracts should be no longer than 3000 characters (about 400 words). Up to three figures may be submitted. See the "Submit Abstract" page for more details. Other questions? Email us at hydrogrd@colorado.edu


2016


11th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Student Research Symposium

March 31 and April 1, 2016
University Memorial Center
University of Colorado Boulder

Welcome

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes you to the Eleventh Annual Hydrologic Sciences Research Symposium. Thank you for joining us in showcasing the diversity of ongoing hydrologic research at and around the University of Colorado. Keynote speakers Matt Cohen, Amy East, Tom Painter and Rob Runkel will address issues at the forefront of hydrology. Talks and posters from students and invited faculty include projects on measuring and modeling snowpack and soil moisture dynamics, surface water and groundwater flow and depletion, biogeochemical processes, hydrologic engineering, and the politics that have shaped our past and dictate the future of hydrology. Join us as we celebrate hydrologic research.

Overview

The symposium consists of posters and presentations by CU-Boulder students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as presentations by faculty and Boulder area researchers (ie USGS, NOAA, NCAR). In addition, there will be keynote speakers by influential members of the hydrosciences field.

The annual symposium provides a great opportunity and friendly setting for students to learn what their fellow students and researchers are doing, both within and outside their sub-discipline.

2016 Keynote Speakers

  • Matthew Cohen, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Amy East, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Thomas Painter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Robert Runkel, U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Water Science Center, Denver, CO

Sponsors
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering - Geography - Geological Sciences - Environmental Studies - Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research - CU Graduate School

Many Thanks to
The planning committee: Anna Bergstrom, Jordan Carroll, Keith Jennings, and Christa Torrens
Faculty Advisors: Michael Gooseff and John Pitlick

Who's Invited?

The Symposium is open to all CU-Boulder students (grad & undergrad) and faculty working in any aspect of hydrologic sciences, especially those doing interdisciplinary research (e.g. hydrogeology, hydroecology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, environmental and water resource engineering, etc.). We also invite hydroscience researchers in the Boulder area to submit an abstract (ie, USGS, NOAA, NCAR). Submitting a poster or talk that you have already presented at another conference is fine, as long as it does not violate an agreement you made with the other conference. Making a presentation of a collaborative study for which you are not first author is fine too, as long as you made a substantial contribution and are familiar with all aspects of the study.

More information

Abstracts should be no longer than 3000 characters (about 400 words). Up to three figures may be submitted. Use the links in the upper right sidebar to submit your abstract and for more details.

Day 1 Talks - Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:00   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
9:45 John
Pitlick
Welcome Address
10:00 Peter
Shellito
Evaluation of SMAP soil moisture drying rates
10:20 Daphne
Szutu
Linking sap flow and stable isotope techniques to understand transpiration dynamics in a semiarid shrubland
10:40 Holly
Barnard 
Examining Diel Patterns of Soil and Xylem Moisture Using Electrical Resistivity Imaging
11:00 Matthew
Cohen
Keynote address- A Sensor Driven Transformation in the Hydrologic Sciences: How New Tools are Enabling New Insights in Catchment and River Processes
12:00   Lunch/Poster Session (pizza and drinks provided)
1:00 Mark
Schutte
Geomorphic Response of Fall River to the 2013 Flood
1:20 Charles
Shobe
Big Blocks And River Incision: A Numerical Modeling Perspective
1:40 Amy
East
Keynote address- Fluvial Response to Dam Removal: A Synthesis Perspective
2:40   20 min break
3:00 Alia
Khan
Dissolved black carbon in Antarctic lakes: Chemical signatures of past and present sources
3:20 Garrett
Rue
Chemostatic Cradle to Grave: Dissolved Organic Matter and the Biogeochemical Impacts of the 2013 Boulder Flood
3:40 Kaelin
Cawley
Characterization and spatial distribution of particulate and soluble carbon and nitrogen from wildfire impacted sediments
4:00 Robert
Runkel
Keynote address- Acid Mine Drainage In Colorado: A Wicked Problem With No End In Sight
5:00   End

 

Day 2 Talks - Friday, April 01, 2016
9:30   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
10:00 Kelsey
Dailey
Groundwater's role in mitigating mountain water resource impacts from a changing climate: Geochemical insights from a subalpine, headwater catchment, Colorado, USA
10:20 David
Barnard
Transpiration phenology along an elevational gradient in montane coniferous forests
10:40 Theodore
Barnhart
Streamflow Sensitivity to Changes in Snowpack Across Trans-Basin Diversions
11:00 Thomas
Painter
Keynote address- Entering a New Era of Water Science and Management: The Maturation of Snow Remote Sensing
12:00   Lunch and Panel Discussion
1:00 Adam
Wlostowski
Continuous modeling of hyporheic exchange explains chemostasis in glacial meltwater streams, Antarctica
1:20 Timothy
Clarkin
Exploring the effects of constraints on multiobjective evolutionary algorithm optimization efficiency and effectiveness in water resources
1:40 Joseph
Kasprzyk
Many objective decision support for water and environmental problems under deep uncertainty
2:00   20 min break
2:20 Dominik
Schneider
Estimating snow depth from observations of remotely-sensed snow covered area and the terrain's snow holding capacity
2:40 Mark
Raleigh
Vulnerability of an operational snowmelt model to unusual snow conditions and melt drivers
3:00 Andrew
Barrett
How much water do glaciers and snow cover contribute to runoff from High Mountain Asia
3:30   Student awards and closing
3:45   End

 

Poster Session - Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00 - 12:55

  1. Curtis Beutler: Insights on Snow Measurement Technique and Site Area Representation at Niwot Ridge from the 2016 Snow Hydrology Internship
  2. Eryan Dai: L-band Soil Moisture Mapping Using Small UnManned Aerial System
  3. Joshua Darling: Temperature Effects On The Growth Rates Of Diatoms From Streams In The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
  4. Ursula Rick: Western Water Assessment: Innovative Research in Partnership with Decision Makers
  5. Sarah Evans: Effects of warming on groundwater flow in mountainous snowmelt-dominated catchments
  6. Harrison Gray: Modeling and observations of luminescence in river sediment from the US Mid-Atlantic Region: implications for obtaining sediment transport information
  7. Steven Henning: Dynamic response of watershed subsurface systems to extreme precipitation events - Implications for the 2013 Colorado Front Range Floods
  8. Alice Hill: Capturing hydrologic regime changes over regional scales: Lagrangian sampling and rapid hydro assessment methodologies
  9. Jenna Stewart: A physically based modeling framework for analyzing the effects of climate change and land-cover disturbance on suspended sediment transport in the Colorado Front Range
  10. Chris Williams: Data Analysis Methods for Measuring Impact of a Conservation-Focused Residential Irrigation Inspection Program
  11. Taylor Winchell: Early snowmelt decreases ablation period carbon uptake in a high elevation, subalpine forest, Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA

2015


10th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Student Research Symposium

Water in Motion: The Role of an Irreplaceable Resource
April 2nd & 3rd, 2015
University Memorial Center
University of Colorado Boulder

Welcome

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes you to the Tenth Annual Hydrologic Sciences Research Symposium. Thank you for joining us in showcasing the diversity of ongoing hydrologic research at and around the University of Colorado. Keynote speakers Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Dr. Sally Thompson, and Dr. Andrew Fahlund will address issues at the forefront of hydrology. Talks and posters from students and invited faculty include projects on measuring and modeling snowpack and soil moisture dynamics, surface water and groundwater flow and depletion, biogeochemical processes, hydrologic engineering, and the politics that have shaped our past and dictate the future of hydrology. Join us as we celebrate hydrologic research.

2015 Keynote Speakers

  • Andrew Fahlund, Deputy Director, California Water Foundation, Sacramento, CA
  • Dr. James Famiglietti, Professor of Earth Systems Science, University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Dr. Sally Thompson, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Sponsors and Donors

  • Wilson Water Group
  • Corona Environmental Consulting

Overview

Theme for the 2015 Symposium: Water in Motion: The role of an irreplaceable resource

The symposium consists of posters and presentations by CU-Boulder students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as presentations by faculty and Boulder area researchers (ie USGS, NOAA, NCAR). In addition, there will be keynote speakers by influential members of the hydrosciences field.
The annual symposium provides a great opportunity and friendly setting for students to learn what their fellow students and researchers are doing, both within and outside their sub-discipline.

Who's Invited?

The Symposium is open to all CU-Boulder students (grad & undergrad) and faculty working in any aspect of hydrologic sciences, especially those doing interdisciplinary research (e.g. hydrogeology, hydroecology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, environmental and water resource engineering, etc.). We also invite hydroscience researchers in the Boulder area to submit an abstract (ie, USGS, NOAA, NCAR). Submitting a poster or talk that you have already presented at another conference is fine, as long as it does not violate an agreement you made with the other conference. Making a presentation of a collaborative study for which you are not first author is fine too, as long as you made a substantial contribution and are familiar with all aspects of the study.

More information

Abstracts should be no longer than 3000 characters (about 400 words). Up to three figures may be submitted.

 

Day 1 Talks - Thursday, April 2, 2015
8:30   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
9:00 Diane
McKnight 
Welcome Address
9:15 Jeffrey
Rosen
Developing And Deploying A Dynamically Updated Source Water Assessment And Response Tool
9:30 Eric
Small
Monitoring The Terrestrial Water Cycle With Reflected GPS Signals
9:45 Ben
Livneh
Establishing Proximal Causes Of Soil Moisture Deficits Accompanying Great Plains Drought Development
10:00 Eryan
Dai
L-band Soil Moisture Mapping using UAS for Validation of SMAP
10:15   Coffee Break
10:30 Theodore
Barnhart
Sensitivity Of Hydrologic Partitioning To Snowpack Dynamics
10:45 Dominik
Schneider
Establishing Transferable Sub-Pixel Relationships For Estimating Snow Depth From Remotely-Sensed Snow Covered Area And A DEM 
11:00 Jay
Famiglietti
Keynote address: How The West Was Lost
12:00   Lunch/Poster Session (pizza and drinks provided)
1:00 Karl
Rittger
Determining Snow And Ice Melt Contributions Using MODIS And A Temperature Index Melt Model In The Hunza River Basin
1:15 Elizabeth
Houle
Inter-Model Diagnostics For Two Snow Models Across Multiple Western U.S. Locations And Implications For Management
1:30 Garret
McKay
The Effect Of Temperature On The Quantum Yield Of Photochemical Hydroxyl Radical Production From Dissolved Organic Matter
1:45 Aleah
Sommers
Inside The Ice: Insights From Thermo-Mechanically Coupled Modeling Of High-Elevation Regions Of The Greenland Ice Sheet
2:00  Sally
Thompson
Keynote address: Streams, Soils, Strategies And (Stressed Out?) Survivors - Ecohydrology In Seasonally Dry Climates
3:00   15 Minute Break
3:15 Roseanna
Neupauer
Effects Of Time-Varying Streambed Hydraulic Properties On Stream Depletion
3:30 Ellen
Wohl
The Brief, Tumultuous Life Of Logjams In Rocky Mountain National Park
3:45 Alia
Khan
Biogeochemical Cycling Of Black Carbon In The Taylor Valley Of The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
4:00 Scott
Summers
U.S. EPA STAR National Center For Innovation In Small Drinking Water Systems
4:15 Cameron
Bracken
A Spatial Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Approach For Precipitation Extremes
4:30 Arista
Hickman
Water Resource Engineering In Colorado: Evolution Of A Complex South Platte Operations And Planning Model

 

Day 2 Talks - Friday, April 3, 2015
9:00   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
9:30 Hannah
Miller
Water/Rock Reactions In Oman Hyperalkaline Aquifers And Implications For Microbial Habitability
9:45 Amy
Piscopo
Optimization Of Active Spreading Strategies To Remediate Contaminated Groundwater During In Situ Chemical Oxidation
10:00 Jessica
Ebert
Evolution Of Dissolved Organic Matter Under A Perennially Ice Covered Lake, Antarctica
10:15   Coffee Break
10:30 Andrew
Fahlund
Keynote address: Why Isn't Water Considered Valuable?
11:30 Jorge
Figueroa
Water For A Brave New World: Commonsense Solutions For The Front Range Of Colorado
11:45 Todd
Doherty
New Approaches For Protecting The Water-Dependent Natural Environment In Boulder Valley
12:00   Lunch, Panel Discussion, and Break
1:15 Kelsey
Cody
Explaining Variability In Performance And Collective Action In Self-Governed Irrigation Systems Under Climate Change: The Case Of The San Luis Valley Of Colorado
1:30 Lauren
Tomkinson
The Center For Water, Earth Science And Technology (CWEST)
1:45 Kathleen
Miller
An Approach For Assessing The Drought-Resilience Of Colorado's Transbasin Water Diversions
2:00 Abigail
Watson
Incorporating Deeply Uncertain Factors Into The Many Objective Search Process: Improving Adaptation To Environmental Change
2:15   15 Minute Break
2:30   Student Awards and Closing
2:45   End of Symposium

Poster Session - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 12:00 - 12:55

  1. Sarah Evans: Characterization Of Groundwater Storage In The Heihe Headwater Watershed, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China
  2. Mehran Ghandehari: Density-Based Stream Network Extraction From Digital Elevation Models
  3. Alice Hill: Characterizing The Role And Controls Of Snowmelt In Alpine Groundwater Recharge
  4. Josh Jones: Examination Of Storm Cycles In A Rocky Mountain Subalpine Snowpack Using d18O Analysis And Seasonal Snow Pit Data
  5. Simon Mostafa: Photochemical Inactivation Of E. Faecalis In The Presence Of Organic Matter
  6. Mark Raleigh: Which Forcing Data Errors Matter Most When Modeling Seasonal Snowpack?
  7. Carleigh Samson: Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on TOC Threshold Exceedances for Meeting DBP Regulations
  8. Peter Shellito: Soil Hydraulic Properties Modeled From Meter To Kilometer Scales Based On In Situ And SMOS Soil Moisture Data
  9. Bill Szafranski: Simulation Of Daily Flow Data Using A Stochastic Nonparametric Model (K-Nearest Neighbor)
  10. Matthew Weingarten: High-Rate Injection Is Associated With The Increase In U.S. Mid-Continent Seismicity
  11. Alana Wilson: Age And Origin Of Waters: What Hydrogen And Oxygen Isotopes In A Glacierized Catchment Can Tell Us
  12. Qinghuan Zhang: Hydrologic Simulations In Two Subcatchments Of The Boulder Creek Watershed

Sponsors
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering - Geography - Geological Sciences - Environmental Studies - Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research - CU Graduate School

Many Thanks To
The planning committee: Alice Hill, Kelsey Dailey, Taylor Winchell, Nora Catolico, Mandi Hohner, Caitlin Glover, Peter Shellito, and Kaelin Cawley
Faculty Advisors: John Pitlick and Diane McKnight

Student Prizes Donated by
Wilson Water Group
Corona Environmental Consulting

Prior Schedules

To get a sense of past symposia, you can look at our Past Symposia page and Abstracts Archive


2014


9th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Student Research Symposium

Water: Our Global Solvent
April 3rd & 4th, 2014
University Memorial Center
University of Colorado Boulder

2014 Keynote Speakers

  • Roger Bales, Professor, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California Merced
  • Bonnie Colby, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
  • Stephen Osborn, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University

Sponsors and Donors

  • Boulder area consulting firm, AMEC Consulting, sponsors the student awards. 
  • CU departments, GEOG, GEOL, ENVS, and CEAE, contributed funds to cover the costs of the symposium. 
  • INSTAAR and the Graduate School provide financial support for the Hydrologic Sciences Program.

Overview

Theme for the 2014 Symposium: Water: Our Global Solvent

The symposium consists of posters and presentations by CU-Boulder students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as presentations by faculty and Boulder area researchers (ie USGS, NOAA, NCAR). In addition, there will be keynote speakers by influential members of the hydrosciences field.
The annual symposium provides a great opportunity and friendly setting for students to learn what their fellow students and researchers are doing, both within and outside their sub-discipline.

Day 1 Talks - Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
9:00   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
9:15   Welcome Address
9:30 Jeff Writer & 
Sheila Murphy
Temporal and Spatial Controls on Post-Wildfire Water Quality in the Colorado Front Range
10:00 Eryan  
Dai
L-band Soil Moisture Mapping using UAS for Validation and Calibration of SMAP
10:15 Amy  
Piscopo
Multi-Objective Optimization of Engineered Injection and Extraction to Enhance In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater
10:30 Joe  
Ryan
Fate and Transport of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Organic Compounds
10:45   15 Minute Break
11:00 Stephen 
Osborn
Keynote Address: Water Quality and Natural Gas Production: A Tale of Two Shales 
12:00   Lunch/Poster Session (Free pizza and Drinks)
1:15 John  
Knowles
The Relative Contributions of Alpine and Subalpine Ecosystems to the Water Balance of a Headwater Catchment
1:30 Margaret  
Burns
Variability of Hillslope Dissolved Organic Matter Transport and Transformation in a Semi-arid Catchment
1:45 Hallie  
Adams
Linking Topography, Hydrology, Climate, and Ecology in Semiarid Forests: Within Catchment Annual Tree Growth and Water Use Efficiency
2:00 Erin  
Berryman
Terrain Modulates Hydrological Couplings with Soil Respiration within the Boulder Creek Drainage
2:15   15 Minute Break
2:30 Cameron  
Bracken
Seasonal Variability of Western US Extreme Precipitation
2:45 Robert  
Brakenridge
Satellite Measurements of River Discharge and Runoff 
3:00 Martyn  
Clark
Science to support water resource planning and management: Understanding sensitivity to climate change and improving hydroclimatic monitoring and prediction products
3:15   15 Minute Break
3:30 Kelsey  
Cody 
Emergence of Collective Action in a Groundwater Commons: Irrigators in the San Luis Valley of Colorado
3:45 Douglas  
Kenney
Empowering Municipal Water Utilities to Pursue Aggressive Conservation Programs
4:00 Ken  
Neubecker
A 21st Century paradigm for rivers and water in the West: adding ethics and biology to an engineering solution
4:15 Yilma  
Seleshi
Nile Hydrology and Ethiopian Dams, Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a case study
4:30   End of Day

 

Day 2 Talks - Friday, April 4th, 2014
8:30   Coffee & Muffins/Registration
9:00 Hari  
Rajaram
Enlargement of Englacial Conduits in Cold Ice - Verification of Basic Theory Against Simple Experiments, and Some New Insights
9:15 Aleah  
Sommers
Temperature and Velocity Profiles Inferred By Thermal Flowline Modeling for High Elevation Regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet
9:30 Adrian  
Harpold
Evaluating the Importance of Snowmelt Infiltration to Soil Water Availability Across Western U.S. Mountain Ecosystems
9:45 Ryan  
Utz
The National Ecological Observatory Network: An Update on Construction Progress and Introduction to the STReams Experimental Observatory Network (STREON)
10:00 Alana  
Wilson
Using hydrochemistry data to constrain the role of snow and ice meltwater in the hydrology of Langtang Valley, Nepal
10:15 Jim  
Prairie
Facilitating water supply and demand planning efforts in the Colorado River Basin
10:30 Eric  
Gordon
Making Science Relevant: How Hydroclimate Research Gets Integrated Into Decision Making
10:45 John  
Carron
Hydros Consulting Inc., Background and Operation
10:50   10 minute break
11:00 Rogers 
Bales
Keynote Address: Mountain Hydrology, Forest Management and Water Security in the Sierra Nevada
12:00   Lunch Round Table (Free sandwiches and Drinks)
1:00   15 minute break
1:15 Bonnie 
Colby
Keynote Address: â€œDrought-Proofing” Regional Water Supplies - How Effective Can We Be?
2:15 Andrea  
Sack
An isotopic perspective on water and carbon sources in complex geochemical setting of the Appalachians
2:30   15 minute break
2:45 Emily  
Graham
The Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in Mercury Methylation in the Duluth-Superior Port
3:00 Julie  
Korak 
Fluorescence Spectroscopy As An Indicator For Cyanobacteria Organic Matter Release By Oxidation Processes/td>
3:15 Hannah  
Miller
Low temperature H2 production and habitability of serpentine aquifers
3:30 Farrokh  
Shoaei 
The Importance Of Instantaneous Flow Structures to Total Mixing And Reaction Of Gamete Filaments In Broadcast Spawning
3:45   Student Awards and Closing
4:15    End of Symposium 
Start of Happy Hour

Poster Session - Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 12:00 - 1:15p

  1. Henry Brandes: Evaluating the effects of precipitation and wind speed on snow water equivalence along an elevation gradient using 30 years of LTER snow-pit data
  2. Benjamin Castellani: Comparing the Annual Pattern of Snowfall and Accumulation at Summit, Greenland
  3. Clara Chew: Surface soil moisture estimations using GPS-Interferometric Reflectometry: error sources and sensing limits
  4. Steven Crisp: Quantifying long-term geomorphological change in Dry Valley streams: integrating survey data with subsequent LiDAR surveys
  5. Rachel Gabor: More than just the sum of the catchment: In-stream processing of water-soluble soil organic matter
  6. Amanda Hohner: Assessing wildfire impacted source water quality and treatability in the Cache la Poudre watershed through monitoring and a lab-based leaching study
  7. John Meyer: Characterizing fire impacted dissolved organic matter (DOM) before and after coagulation treatment
  8. Brett Poulin: Mercury transformation and release dynamics under saturation conditions in contaminated riparian soils
  9. Mark Raleigh: Spatial and interannual variability of snow interception in coniferous forest canopies
  10. Garrett Rue: Increasing ARD and rare earth metal concentrations in an alpine watershed
  11. Dominik Schneider: Combining remotely-sensed snow water equivalent with in-situ measurements to produce a real-time SWE product
  12. Brooke Stamper: Drier Soils in a Warming World? Examining the Relationship Between Soil-Water Stress and Snow Persistence in the Mountain West

Sponsors
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering • Geography • Geological Sciences • Environmental Studies • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research • CU Graduate School

Many Thanks to:
The planning committee: Jessica Dehart, Daniel Broman, Ben Livneh, Christopher Florian, Kaelin Cawley, Theodore Barnhart, Garrett Rue, and Elizabeth Koebele for organizing the symposium. Faculty Advisors: John Pitlick and Diane McKnight for advising.

Students Prizes Donated by:
AMEC Earth & Environmental is AMEC’s full-service engineering, environmental, and construction management division. AMEC’s Colorado offices have provided quality water resources management services throughout the state of Colorado since 1983. Our Colorado offices are staffed with civil/drainage/water resources engineers, water system and hydrologic modelers, geoscientists, environmental scientists, planners, and GIS and CAD specialists. These specialists form multi-disciplinary teams to unlock value for our clients. Our success is built upon maintaining the “best in industry staff”, providing technical innovation, and delivery of cost effective solutions.


2013


Welcome

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder welcomes you to the Eighth Annual Hydrologic Sciences Student Research Symposium. Thank you for joining us in showcasing the diversity of ongoing hydrologic research at the University of Colorado. Keynote speakers Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier, Dr. Patty Limerick and Dr. Patrick Belmont will address issues at the forefront of hydrology. Talks and posters from students and invited faculty include projects on the role of water in geologic and biogeochemical processes, ecosystems functions, decision-making, and global elemental cycling. Join us as we celebrate the future of hydrologic research.

Keynote Speakers:

11am Monday 
Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier: Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington-Seattle

4pm Monday March 18th 
Dr. Patty Limerick: Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Center of the American West, Professor of History, University of Colorado-Boulder

2:30pm Tuesday March 19th 
Dr. Patrick Belmont, Assisstant Professor, Watershed Sciences, Utah State University


Day 1 Talks - Monday March 18, 2013
10:30

 

Coffee & Muffins/Registration

 

10:45

 

Welcome Address

 

11:00 -12:00

 

Dennis
Lettenmaier*

 

Climate change and the water resources of the western U.S. 

 

12:00 - 1:45

 

Lunch/Poster Session (Free Pizza and Drinks)

 

1:45-2:00

 

Sabre  
Duren

 

Wetland Photochemistry as a Major Control on the Transport of Metals in an Acid Mine Drainage Impacted Watershed 

 

2:00-2:15

 

Jessica  
Ebert

 

Modeling Microbial Contributions to Dissolved Organic Matter Using Parallel Factor Analysis 

 

2:15-2:30

 

Tyler  
Kohler

 

Hydrologic controls on microbial mat communities in the McMurdo Dry Valley streams of Antarctica 

 

15 minute break

 

2:45 - 3:00

 

Stephanie  
Higgins

 

Land subsidence at aquaculture facilities in the Yellow River Delta, China 

 

3:00 - 3:15

 

Keli  
Goodman

 

The Aquatic Program at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) 

 

15 minute break

 

3:30 - 4:00

 

Justice Gregory
Hobbs

 

Into the Grand, the Four Corners of History, Poetry, The Law and Judging 

 

4:00-5:00

 

Patty
Limerick*

 

A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water 

 

6:00 Dinner at Diane McKnight's house

 

 


 

Day 2 Talks - Tuesday, March 18, 2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00

 

Coffee & Muffins/Registration

 

9:15 - 9:30

 

Pablo  
Mendoza

 

Towards a better understanding of hydrologic sensitivity to climate change: impact of hydrologic model choices 

 

9:30 - 9:45

 

Naoki  
Mizukami

 

Impact of Different Large-scale Hydrologic Model Forcing Data on Hydrologic Simulations over Mountainous Regions 

 

9:45 - 10:00

 

Leif  
Anderson

 

The effects of interannual climate variability on paleoclimate estimates derived from glacial moraines 

 

15 minute break

 

10:00 - 10:15

 

Darren  
Larsen

 

Asynchronous Little Ice Age Glacier Fluctuations in Iceland and Europe linked to subpolar North Atlantic circulation 

 

10:30- 10:45

 

Brian  
Macpherson

 

Enthalpy-Based Models for Ice Sheets and Improving Understanding of Cryo-Hydrologic Warming 

 

10:45 - 11:00

 

Benjamin  
Hudson

 

Estimating Freshwater Discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet with MODIS 

 

15 minute break

 

11:15-11:30

 

Laura  
Snider

 

What is Newsworthy in Scientific Research? Perspectives from the CU Communications Office 

 

11:30-12:00

 

Tom  
Yulsman

 

Running Dry: Water and Journalism Both? 

 

12:00 - 1:00

 

Lunch Round Table (Free sandwiches and Drinks)

 

1:00 -1:15

 

Amy  
Piscopo

 

Many-Objective Design of Engineered Injection and Extraction Sequences to Optimize In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater 

 

1:15 - 1:30

 

Gregory  
Lackey

 

Varying Stream Channel Conductance and its Effects on Stream Depletion Estimations 

 

1:30 - 1:45

 

Warangkana
Larbkich

 

Introduction Of Solute Age To Assess Aquifer Vulnerability And Direct Simulation Of Mean Groundwater Age 

 

10 minute break 

 

1:55 - 2:10

 

Jessica  
Dehart

 

Fate and Transport of 8 Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Organic Compounds 

 

2:10 - 2:25

 

Michael
Fitch

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Water Usage: Activist Perceptions and the Controversial Technique 

 

5 minute break 

 

2:30 - 3:30

 

Patrick
Belmont*

 

Landscape Erosion and Sediment Routing Under Non-stationary Hydrologic Conditions 

 

3:30

 

Student Prizes Awarded

 

4:00 Happy Hour for students and invited speakers  (At the Med)

 


Posters

  1. Daniel Broman: Climatic Variability of the West African Monsoon and its Influence on Meningococcal Meningitis Susceptibility
  2. Logan Callihan: Robust Decision Strategies for Climate Change Assessment
  3. Kelsey Cody: Climate Change, Growth, and Regional Integration: Lessons for Municipal and Industrial Water Providers
  4. Lianne Daugherty: Application of Stochastic Weather Generator based Seasonal Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts to Water Resources Management
  5. Brian Ebel: Wildfire and hillslope aspect impacts on subsurface hydrologic response
  6. Solomon Erkyihun: Modeling Large Scale Climate Indicators Using Wavelet-based Time Series Method
  7. Sarah Evans: Sensing Vegetation Growth and Senescence with Reflected GPS Signals
  8. Shahen Huda: Modeling the Effects of Bed Topography on Fluvial Erosion by Saltating Bed Load 
  9. Roseanna Neupauer: An Adjoint Approach to Estimating Stream Depletion
  10. Nadine Reitman: 3D modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport in a watershed underlain by salt deposits in southeast Utah
  11. Dominik Schneider: A regression-based approach for blending remotely sensed and in-situ snow water equivalent estimates in the Colorado River Basin
  12. Robert Semborski: Small Scale Spatial Variations Within the Snowpack on Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Site
  13. Eli Townsend: Correlating the spectroscopic properties of organic matter to the photochemical formation of hydroxyl radical in natural waters
  14. Julia Traylor: Optimal Initial Configuration of Treatment Solution for In Situ Remediation with Engineered Injection and Extraction in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Aquifers
  15. Yanto Yanto: Investigating ENSO Signal in Ciliwung Streamflow Variability, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sponsors
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering • Geography • Geological Sciences • Environmental Studies • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research • CU Graduate School

Many thanks to:
The planning committee: Sara Tabatabaie, Bill Szafranski, Ben Livneh, Katya Hafich, Kaelin Cawley, Rebecca Smith, Abby Kuranz, Rachel Gabor, Logan Callihan, Brian Buma, and Andy Wickert for organizing the symposium.
Faculty Advisors: John Pitlick, and Diane McKnight for advising.

Student Prizes Donated by:
AMEC Earth & Environmental is AMEC’s full-service engineering, environmental, and construction management division. AMEC’s Colorado offices have provided quality water resources management services throughout the state of Colorado since 1983. Our Colorado offices are staffed with civil/drainage/water resources engineers, water system and hydrologic modelers, geoscientists, environmental scientists, planners, and GIS and CAD specialists. These specialists form multi-disciplinary teams to unlock value for our clients. Our success is built upon maintaining the “best in industry staff”, providing technical innovation, and delivery of cost effective solutions.

 


2012


2012 Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Mary Hill , Senior Research Hydrologist at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Dr. Nandita Basu, Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa 
  • Dr. Emily H. Stanley, Professor of Zoology and Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin

 


2011


 

Summary Schedule 2011

Thursday, March 31 (UMC Aspen Rooms, 2nd floor)

10:30 Welcome/Registration

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