2023 Spring Runoff Conference

March 14, 2023

Utah’s Watershed Moment: Innovation in a Time of Accelerating Change

March 14-15, 2023
Eccles Conference Center at Utah State University

The USU Spring Runoff Conference is an annual gathering of the water community in Utah and the Intermountain West, providing a forum for agency, university, Extension, and professional partners to address western water issues, showcase research, and support collaboration. The 2023 Spring Runoff Conference will be held March 14-15, 2023 at the Utah State University Eccles Conference Center in Logan, UT.

This year's conference theme is Utah’s Watershed Moment: Innovation in a Time of Accelerating Change. This year's Spring Runoff Conference highlights the nexus between management and research, combining the ways in which managers and researchers are responding to and answering key water management questions during a time of unprecedented challenges. What solutions can we be put in place today while planning for the future? How do we adapt more quickly, and what hurdles do we face in creating a rapid response to accelerating environmental change?

We invite professionals and academics involved and interested in water to participate, including elected officials, government agencies, nonprofits, consultants, students, and faculty.


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Conference Schedule

Conference Program

The 2023 Spring Runoff Conference will take place at the Eccles Conference Center at USU March 14-15, 2023. Times and events are preliminary and subject to change.



Registration is open! Early-bird pricing through February 3, registration closes March 12. Don't forget to add your ticket to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

Poster and oral presentation abstract submission is open! Submission deadline is February 20, 2023. Undergraduate and graduate students encouraged to present.




The Spring Runoff Conference is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors:

Conference organized by

Water Quality Extension