AGU Hydrology Days

April 16 - 17, 2024


Fort Collins, Colorado

Martha Anderson

Hydrology Days Award


Keynote Speakers (2024)

Each year at the Hydrology Days meeting the Hydrology Days Award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to hydrologic science.  We also honor a Borland lectures, either in hydrology or hydraulics. We are excited to announce the Hydrology Days keynote speakers!


Hydrology Days Award: Martha Anderson

Research Physical Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Center, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

April 16th, 2024 at 1 PM

Borland Lecture: Christa D. Peters-Lidard

Director in Sciences and Exploration Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

April 17th, 2024 at 1 PM

The Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Days meeting provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and practitioners to engage in a wide range of water-related interdisciplinary research topics. This event is hosted by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and One Water Solutions Institute at Colorado State University with support from the Colorado Water Center, USDA Agricultural Research Services, and University colleagues from the departments of Environmental Science and Sustainability, Geosciences, History, Soil and Crop Sciences, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Political Science and the Center for Environmental Justice.

We encourage presentations from a wide variety of sessions designed to highlight the interconnections of water and linked systems. The Student Showcase will provide an opportunity for students to exchange ideas, present their research findings and refine their science communication skills. 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!  The spring meeting endeavors to expand our attendance beyond engineering and hydrology by engaging colleges across campus to holistically represent the far-reaching facets of water.

Hydrologic Systems

Urban Water Systems

Ecosystem Services

Water for Food

Energy-Water Nexus

Conservation & Reuse

River Basin Planning & Management

Global Environmental Change


2024 Hydrology Days Proceedings

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. We extend our gratitude to all AGU Hydrology Days participants – the value of in-person learning should not be underestimated and this 40+ year old CSU legacy provides an important opportunity for exchange of research ideas, meaningful conversations and connections.

Over 70 participants, representing 9 organizations, presented 50 research projects during the 2-day conference at Colorado State University. The 2024 Hydrology Days proceedings for the event have also been published.

We also thank our outstanding, world-renowned  Keynote Speakers who were honored at the event: Dr. Martha Anderson (Hydrology Days Award) and Dr. Christa Peters-Lidard (Borland Hydrology Award).