AGU Hydrology DaysMarch 8 - 10, 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado
Our esteemed colleague and dear friend Dr. Jorge Alberto Ramírez, professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University, passed away on March 28, 2020 in Fort Collins, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. The full obituary is available here.
For nearly 20-years Dr. Ramirez served as the organizer of the internationally recognized, annual Hydrology Days Conference which brings world renowned experts to the CSU campus each spring semester. He took on Hydrology Days and raised the bar to serve students and university engagement clients at a higher level.
Over nearly three decades of service to Colorado State University, Dr. Ramirez led numerous research, education and training efforts to establish CSU as a leader in water science and technology. His academic scholarship substantially expanded the University’s research reputation in the fields of hydrology, hydrometeorology, and water resources planning and management, benefiting not only CSU students and his fellow faculty members, but the profession as a whole.
Ramirez Hydrology Scholarship
Jorge will be deeply missed but lives on forever in our hearts and minds. A memorial scholarship for Dr. Ramirez is being created for Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students at Colorado State University. Additional information is available here: https://advancing.colostate.edu/RAMIREZSCHOLARSHIP
Each year at the American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days meeting the Hydrology Days Award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to hydrologic science. We also honor two Borland lectures, one in hydrology and the other in hydraulics. In partnership with the Colorado Water Center, the Dr. Norm Evans Lecture & Reception will also take place during the event. We are excited to announce the Hydrology Days keynote speakers!
Hydrology Days Award: Soroosh Sorooshian
Distinguished Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
Borland Hydrology Lecture: Ana Barros
Distinguished Professor, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Duke University
Dr. Norm Evans Lecture: Jery Stedinger
Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Cornell University
Borland Hydraulics Lecture: Ellen Wohl
Professor of Geology and University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geosciences – Colorado State University
Special Hydrology Days Issue of Colorado Water Published!
Each year the American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days meeting brings together water scientists, researchers and students to discuss the current state of the science and latest water-related research findings. The 39th annual meeting (March 27-29, 2019) at Colorado State University (CSU) featured a student showcase where student presentations were juried by University faculty in a competition to recognize their contributions to the research community.
Over 80 student papers were presented over the three-day event and the top award winning research is featured in a special edition of Colorado Water.
Congratulations to all our student researchers and the 2019 awardees – we look forward to seeing you again in 2020 and all you will achieve as your careers in water resources progress!
Colorado Water is a publication of the Colorado Water Center. The newsletter is devoted to highlighting water research and activities at CSU and throughout Colorado. This special issue also features articles documenting the history of Hydrology Days and the CSU Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence: “Water Science and Engineering for Global Solutions” and the “Water Information Systems of Education and Research”. In addition, the periodical provides Keynote Speaker summaries and an event overview.
The Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days meeting provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty, staff and practitioners to engage in wide range of water-related interdisciplinary research topics. The spring meeting promises to expand our attendance beyond engineering and hydrology by engaging colleges across campus to holistically represent the far-reaching facets of water. The organizing committee includes representatives from the Colleges of Engineering, Natural Resources, Agricultural Science, Liberal Arts, History and, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) as well as the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
We recently turned the spotlight on students across campus to broaden our understanding of the interconnections of water and linked systems. The Student Showcase provides an avenue for students to exchange ideas, present their research findings and refine their science communication skills. This year we are excited to announce the Student Showcase will feature a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) & Poster Competition! The top scoring competitors will receive cash awards and select students will be invited to contribute to a special issue of Colorado Water! Students interested in entering the student competition must adhere to posted deadlines, register and submit an abstract to confirm their participation.
Faculty, staff, practitioners and industry representatives are encouraged to attend the event and learn just how poised our students are to enter the workforce – take this opportunity to enhance the student experience and invest in the future! Any attendee sponsoring student registration will receive a discount. Learn more about this exciting opportunity by visiting the registration page.