Deadline: February 22, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 meeting will be hosted online due to concerns for public health and safety in regards to the global pandemic.  


Unfortunately, the global pandemic has left students with limited opportunities to share their research and satisfy graduation requirements.  We remain committed to sharing knowledge and ideas throughout our strong and vibrant scientific community! This year the organizing committee determined the 2021 event should exclusively feature student presentations.

The 2021 meeting will exclusively feature student presentations

Students from any institution, at any stage in their academic career, are encouraged to submit abstracts for the Annual AGU Hydrology Days event.  The organizing committee will develop an engaging program, which may include expert panel discussions based on the abstract submissions.

For presentation details please visit the “Presenter Information” page:

Abstract Template

All presentations are to be accompanied by an abstract for publication in the conference proceedings. The format should follow the template and instructions here:


Article Template

The Colorado Water Center will publish a special Hydrology Days issue of Colorado Water.  Select students will be invited to prepare short papers for publication. Templates will be finalized in the coming weeks – check back soon for updates!

Article Content

Maximum Word Count: 800-words

Tone and Audience: General audience (researchers, professionals, and the public)

Content Requirements:

  • Convey research objectives
  • Avoid technical, scientific jargon
  • Ensure all processes are explained and full names for acronyms are provided
  • Acknowledge any financial support you received that is applicable to the article
  • Explain results, their relevance to current issues, and their impact on issues affecting Colorado water managers and users


Those interested in entering the Student Competition must adhere to posted deadlinesregister and submit an abstract (select “Student Competition”) to finalize their participation. 

  • Students are defined as those enrolled at an accredited university in an Undergraduate, Masters, or PhD program
  • Students must submit a properly formatted abstract by February 22, 2021
  • Students are required to present their work in the assigned session
  • Register for the conference as a student by February 22, 2021



Abstracts will be reviewed by the HD Scientific Committee for inclusion in the Student Competition.  A limited number of competition slots are available – submitting an abstract does not guarantee you will be invited to compete.

Selected competitors will be contacted to confirm participation in the Student Competition in mid-March.  In addition to your online (oral) presentation, a short research paper will be required. Selections will be made based on your abstract, thus the abstract should be well-written and provide relevance to current water challenges.

Please refer to the template tab for more information on the manuscript.


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