The 2019 Symposium will take place April 11-12, 2019

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

2019 Theme:The Power of Water


SEEC Auditorium Room 120, CU Boulder East Campus


Keynote Speakers

  • Rosemary Carroll: Associate Professor of Hydrology, Desert Research Institute (DRI).
  • Irena Creed: Executive Director and Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Matthew Rodell: Chief of Hydrologic Sciences, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Arash Zamyadi: Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montréal, University of Montreal, Canada.

Invited Speakers

  • Lisa Dilling: Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Brian Ebel: Research Hydrologist, Water Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Douglas Kenney: Senior Research Associate, Getches-Wilkinson Natural Resources Law Center and Director of the Western Water Policy Program, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • John McCray: Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines.
  • Daniel McGrath: Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Colorado State University.
  • Donald Rosenberry: Research Hydrologist, Water Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Collette Wilfong: Environmental Education Intern, Geoscientist-in-Parks Program, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Hosted by

  • CWEST - Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology 
  • 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 


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?

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.