2022 Spring Runoff Conference


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river landscapeThe 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.

Conference Information

The 2022 Spring Runoff Conference combines, in one efficient day, a morning plenary session and paper presentation sessions at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU Campus. Poster presentations will occur in the evening at the Logan River Golf and Country Club.


March 29, 2022

Conference Rates

Professionals: $50; Students: $20

Conference Schedule

Plenary speakers and detailed schedule to be announced.

Maps, Travel & Parking

The Conference will be held in the Eccles Conferene Center on the Logan campus of Utah State University.


Email waterquality@usu.edu or call (435) 797-2580