SESSIONS

Presentations are welcome on all topics in hydrology, related fields of science, engineering and linked systems.  The general focus of the meeting includes the water cycle and its interactions with land surface, atmospheric, ecosystem, economic and political processes, and all aspects of water resources engineering, management and policy.   Several topics under consideration are listed below, however we welcome additional input to broaden participation in this campus-wide event.  Please contact us if you would like to propose another topic.

Hydrologic Systems

  • Erosion, Stream loads, and Sedimentation
  • Soil & Watershed Hydrology Across Scales
  • Groundwater and Vadose Zone flow and transport
  • Phases of Water: solid-liquid-gas interactions (Snow Hydrology, etc.)
  • Landscape-River Interactions

 

Socio-Ecological Systems

  • Ecosystem services
  • Public health and human well-being
  • Social and environmental justice

 

Urban Water Systems

  • Modeling urban water systems
  • Alternative water sources
  • Infrastructure

 

Conservation Strategies & Practices

  • Conservation practices for soil and water quality
  • On-farm conservation practice adoption (deficit irrigation, tech adoption, etc.)
  • Adoption of irrigation technologies and practices and policy

Water for Food: Agricultural Water

  • Water rights and ag-urban transfers
  • Agricultural policy impacts on water use and conservation (CREP, crop insurance, GWMD conservation policies, etc.)
  • Adoption of irrigation technologies and practices
  • Integrating ideas of water-use efficiency
  • Agricultural conservation and drainage

 

Global Environmental Change

  • Meteorology and atmospheric sciences
  • Climatology, climate change and extreme events
  • Urbanization, population and land-use change 

 

Energy-Water Nexus

  • Water for Energy: production and generation of energy
  • Energy for Water: extraction, treatment and delivery of water
  • Technology and infrastructure

 

Integrated River Basin Planning, Management & Policy

  • Integrated water resource management
  • Economics of water
  • Municipal conservation and/or planning efforts (to include climate change and infrastructure replacement/maintenance)
  • Agricultural policy impacts on water use and conservation (CREP, crop insurance, GWMD conservation policies, etc.)
  • Streams, Rivers and Reservoir systems: Water allocation and management

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