AGU Hydrology Days

Webinar: April 13 - 14, 2020


Fort Collins, Colorado


The Hydrology Days 2020 meeting has been moved to voluntary online presentations in lieu of an in-person meeting due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to engage with leading scientists in the field and support our vibrant research community! 

The program schedule and additional details are available here:

Register here:

All attendees are required to REGISTER for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information and a link to join the webinar.



We have reopened the article submission period for consideration in the special issue of Colorado Water. Short, 800-word articles can be submitted through April 15. More information is available here: 



We will refund any credit card payments by March 31, 2020 – you should receive an email confirmation from Linda Hinshaw.


The organizing committee will continue efforts to support another meeting in Spring 2021. Details will be made available once dates are confirmed. We plan to include our outstanding Keynote Speakers at next year’s event.


Please stay safe, be well and practice healthy habits with compassion and care.

Keynote Speakers

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

TBA (2021)

Borland Hydrology Lecture: Ana Barros

Distinguished Professor, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Duke University

TBA (2021)

Dr. Norm Evans Lecture: Jery Stedinger

Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Cornell University

TBA (2021)

Borland Hydraulics Lecture: Ellen Wohl

Professor of Geology and University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geosciences – Colorado State University

TBA (2021)

Soroosh Sorooshian

Hydrology Days Award

Ana Barros

Borland Hydrology Award

Jery Stedinger

Dr. Norm Evans Lecture

Ellen Wohl

Borland Hydraulics Award

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.

Hydrologic Systems

Urban Water Systems

Ecosystem Services

Water for Food

Energy-Water Nexus

Conservation & Reuse

River Basin Planning & Management

Global Environmental Change

This event is organized by the One Water Solutions Institute at Colorado State University.  For questions or comments regarding Hydrology Days please contact: