Our 30th Annual Symposium

This year’s symposium, themed “How to Keep the Water Flowing,” will include 4 days of workshops, technical sessions, field trips, and networking opportunities with current and next-generation hydrologists, geoscientists, and water resources managers on leading technical and emerging topics on hydrology and water policy.

Call for Abstracts — Tech Sessions & Posters

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Participate in the 2017 AHS Symposium! We’re soliciting abstracts from hydrologists, geologists, engineers, teachers, and water managers, planners, policy, and legal professionals for technical sessions and posters. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

General Category Possible Topics
Climate Change Climate change and watershed management
Climate change impacts on surface water and groundwater resources of the southwest
Conservation and Restoration Drought management and water conservation
Municipal water use, effluent reuse, and management
Data Analysis Data analysis, visualization and statistics
Groundwater Aquifer recharge and restoration
Modeling Hydrologic modeling
New Technologies Emerging tools and methods for groundwater, surface water, and water quality
Policy and Management Development and management for hydrologic assets and active management areas
Surface Water Forest watershed management
Human vs. ecosystem needs
Riparian areas: hydrology and water resources
Surface and ground-water quality and interaction
Tribal Tribal water resources
Water Quality Water quality and geochemistry
Water Supply Alternative approaches for water supplies
Education Stem careers, training, and professional development for teachers, students, and young professionals in water science.
Science Smorgasbord Hydrologic, geologic, engineering, and policy research and studies of interest to water resources professionals and managers.
Special Sessions TBD
Drones and Science Drones in natural resources research and monitoring (usgs moderating)
Four Forest Initiative (4FRI) Developments in forest management practices and watershed monitoring (SRP and U.S. Forest Service moderating)
Ecosystem Flow Needs Case studies in research and monitoring balancing ecosystem, human and cultural water needs (landscape conservation cooperative moderating)

To submit an abstract for a presentation or poster, please complete an abstract submission form and email it to Nancy Hornewer, USGS, by June 30, 2017. No tables or photos will be accepted. You will be notified by July 21 if your abstract has been accepted. Please contact Nancy Hornewer via phone (928-556-7275) or email if you have questions.

Student Poster Contest

We are also soliciting abstracts for a student poster contest. This is a great opportunity for university students interested in hydrology and water resources to feature their research and network with a broad cross-section of professionals. Student posters will be awarded prizes in two categories:

  • Undergraduate: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $150, 3rd Place: $100
  • Graduate: 1st Place: $600, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100

Prizes will be announced and awarded at the Friday luncheon. Check back for details on how to submit an abstract.


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