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Spring Runoff Conference

The USU Spring Runoff Conference is held nearly annually to provide a forum for interdisciplinary sharing and exchange of ideas on water-related issues in Utah and the Intermountain Region extending to all aspects of water science, ecology, policy, engineering, and management.  The next Spring Runoff Conference will be Tuesday March 29, 2022 at the USU Eccles Conference Center. Poster and abstract submissions will be accepted starting January 15, 2022 and information on how to submit will come in January. We look forward to your participation!

This year’s theme is Forecasting and Adapting to Drought. Drought is likely the most salient water issue in Utah and the Western US these days. This year’s Spring Runoff Conference combines the science of forecasting drought and its implications with federal, state, and local perspectives on how we anticipate and respond to drought. How long and how bad might this current drought be? What are the impacts on water use, water quality, and natural resources? How are natural resource policies and management strategies adapting to drought? What innovations in hydroclimatic information are likely to help us navigate a dry future? A great lineup of speakers from Utah and the region is taking shape.

HydroShare web-based collaborative environment for sharing hydrologic data and models

HydroShare is a collaborative website being developed for better access to data and models in the hydrologic sciences by a team led by USU Professor David Tarboton with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

iUTAH Preserving Utah's Water Resources innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability

The National Science Foundation EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) awarded Utah a five-year, $20 million grant to support a statewide effort to assist in building the human and research infrastructure needed to sustainably manage Utah’s waters.