2015 Symposium will take place April 2 and 3, 2015
Check back for more details as the symposium approaches UMC Room 235, 2nd Floor
Hydroscience presentations by students, faculty, and Boulder-area researchers. Keynotes by distinguished scientists.


General Information


  • Roger Bales, Professor, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California Merced
  • Bonnie Colby, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
  • Stephen Osborn, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University

Sponsors and Donors

  • Boulder area consulting firm, AMEC Consulting, sponsors the student awards.
  • CU departments, GEOG, GEOL, ENVS, and CEAE, contributed funds to cover the costs of the symposium.
  • INSTAAR and the Graduate School provide financial support for the Hydrologic Sciences Program.


Theme for the 2014 Symposium: Water: Our Global Solvent

The symposium consists of posters and presentations by CU-Boulder students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as presentations by faculty and Boulder area researchers (ie USGS, NOAA, NCAR). In addition, there will be keynote speakers by influential members of the hydrosciences field.
The annual symposium provides a great opportunity and friendly setting for students to learn what their fellow students and researchers are doing, both within and outside their sub-discipline.

Who's Invited?

The Symposium is open to all CU-Boulder students (grad & undergrad) and faculty working in any aspect of hydrologic sciences, especially those doing interdisciplinary research (e.g. hydrogeology, hydroecology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, environmental and water resource engineering, etc.). We also invite hydroscience researchers in the Boulder area to submit an abstract (ie, USGS, NOAA, NCAR). Submitting a poster or talk that you have already presented at another conference is fine, as long as it does not violate an agreement you made with the other conference. Making a presentation of a collaborative study for which you are not first author is fine too, as long as you made a substantial contribution and are familiar with all aspects of the study.

More information

Abstracts should be no longer than 3000 characters (about 400 words). Up to three figures may be submitted. Use the links in the upper right sidebar to submit your abstract and for more details.


Graduate student Kim Raby (ENVS & INSTAAR) collects water quality samples in Cunningham Gulch outside of Silverton, Colorado, August 2004. An EPA study used water quality as an indicator of ecosystem health, with data subsequently fed into a scientifically based decision support tool for county land-use planners and resource managers. Photo: Susan Padgett (CU Denver).


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