2014 Spring Runoff Conference

The Spring Runoff Conference is held annually on the Campus of Utah State University hosted by the USU Water Initiative. This year's conference is supported by the Utah Water Research Laboratory, the Utah State University College of Natural Resources, the Utah State University Ecology Center, and iUTAH.

The conference provides 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, policy, engineering and management. Topic areas include hydrology, water resources, water policy, water and society, water quality, water use and conservation, economics, climate change, soils, groundwater, snow hydrology, ecosystems, limnology and water computation, and information systems.

Dates: April 1-2, 2014, Tuesday & Wednesday


Registration is $50 for both days or $25 for one day. Student registration is FREE, but required. We invite students, faculty, consulting and governmental agency professionals, environmental and citizen organizations to participate. Suggestions for sessions and volunteers to organize or host a session are welcome.

Register for the Conference

Spring Runoff Conference registration automatically includes a screening of the movie, "Last Call at the Oasis" on April 1st, 7:00 pm at the Eccles Conference Center Auditorium at USU.

Call for Papers

We invite all (students, faculty, professionals) to submit abstracts for our oral or poster presentations at the Spring Runoff Conference. Abstracts should be 500 words or less and can be submitted by clicking on the "submit an abstract" link. Presentations should be 15 minutes long with a 5-minute question period. Posters should fit in a display board 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall.

Submit an abstract

Abstract submission is now closed.

Note: Use the link above to register for the conference.

Invited Speakers

The following are confirmed invited speakers for the 2014 Spring Runoff Conference:

Anne Carey 
Ohio State University
Title: "Orographic influence on precipitation and its influences on chemical weathering in the Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala"

James Famiglietti
University of California, Irvine
Title: "Water Cycle Change and the Human Fingerprint on the Water Landscape of the 21st Century"

Stan Gregory
Oregon State University
Title: "Building A Guiding Vision For River Conservation And Restoration Through Research And Public Participation"

Jasmeet Judge
University of Florida
Title: "Remote Sensing and Terrestrial Water Storage"

Alan Matheson
Senior Environmental Advisor to Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert
Title: "How Can Research Help State Water Planning"

Brian McInerney
National Weather Service Hydrologist
Title: "2013 - 2014 Winter Snowpack and 2014 Spring Runoff Forecast"

Cailin Huyck Orr
Washington State University
Title: "Columbia River Basin: Linking interdisciplinary earth system modeling with collaborative stakeholder modeling"

Kevin Trenberth
Senior Climate Analysis Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Title: "Climate Change and Water: From the Globe to Utah"

Kevin Werner
Hydrologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Title: "The Science of National Weather Service Streamflow and Water Supply Forecasts"

Student/Speaker Breakfast

Graduate students are invited to attend the student-speaker breakfast on the morning of Wednesday, April 2nd. The breakfast is an opportunity for students to interact and network with invited speakers.

Location: Room 205/207
Date: Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM

*Please indicate if you are planning on attending this breakfast when you register.

The 2014 J. Paul Riley AWRA Utah Section Student Water Conference & Paper Competition will be held in conjunction with the USU Spring Runoff Conference.
April 2, 2014

Competition Flyer


Maps, Travel, & Parking

The Conference will be held in the Eccles Conference Center on campus at Utah State University.There are several places to stay in Logan, Utah. The most convenient to the Eccles Conference Center is the University Inn. Other accommodations can be found here: Hotels in Logan

For more information contact
David Tarboton

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