Hydrologic Sciences Symposium

The Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium at CU Boulder is organized by students affiliated with the interdisciplinary Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program and is open to all aspects of hydrologic sciences; interdisciplinary entries are particularly encouraged (e.g. hydrogeology, hydroecology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, environmental and water resource engineering, etc.). 

The 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. Abstracts are accepted from graduate and undergraduate students, researchers and faculty at CU Boulder and other Colorado colleges and universities as well as Colorado hydroscience researchers from the community and institutions such as USGS, NOAA, or NCAR.

Who is invited?

The Symposium welcomes anyone interested in hydrologic sciences. 

2022 Schedule

Present your research

Student abstracts were accepted February 11 to March 25, 2022.

Details for Presenters

Keynote Speakers

Melisa Diaz Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Danica Schaffer-Smith  The Nature Conservancy and Arizona State University

Invited Speakers

Melissa Foster US Bureau of Reclamation

Adrienne Kroepsch Colorado School of Mines

Katherine Lininger Department of Geography, CU Boulder

Ben Livneh Department of Civil Engineering, CU Boulder

Nicole Rowan Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Sara Sanchez Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, CU Boulder

Vicki Scharnhorst Tetra Tech

Joel Sholtes Colorado Mesa University

Willem Vervoort School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

Michelle Walvoord US Geologic Survey 

Steve Wondzell US Forest Service

2021-2022 Student Steering Committee

Hosted by

  • INSTAAR - Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research 

Participating Units

  • CU Graduate School

  • ATOC - Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 

  • CEAE - Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 

  • EBIO - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

  • ENVS - Environmental Studies 

  • GEOG - Geography 

  • GEOL - Geological Sciences 

2022 poster