AGU Hydrology Section Standing, Technical & Advisory Committees

The Hydrology section has a very active group of technical and standing committees, which is where much of the planning for section activities takes place. The wide range of activities offered by the section is due in large part to the work of the many dedicated committee chairs and members. Technical committees initiate most of the section’s special sessions at AGU meetings. For information on the work of a committee, how to make suggestions for special sessions, or how to join a committee, contact the committee chair.

Executive Committee

John Selker

President: John Selker

Oregon State University
Crop and Soil Science Department
Corvalis, OR 97331
Email | Phone: +1 541 737 6304

Venkataraman LakshmiPresident-Elect: Venkataraman Lakshmi

University of Virginia
Department of Engineering Systems and Environment
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Email | Phone: +1 434 982 2052

Ana Barros

Past-President: Ana Barros

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Urbana, IL 61801-2352

Jennifer Druhan

Secretary: Jennifer Druhan

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Department of Geology
Urbana, IL 61801

Georgia Destouni

Editor in Chief for Water Resources Research: Georgia Destouni

Stockholm University
Physical Geography

Stockholm, Sweden SE-106 91

Theresa Blume

Section Liason: Theresa Blume

GFZ- German Research Centre for Geosciences
Section of Hydrology
14473 Potsdam, Germany

 Email | Phone: +49 331 288-1512

Jennifer Druhan

Student Representative: Lorrayne Miralha

Oregon State University
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management
Corvalis, OR 97331
Email | +1 541 8299020


Fall Meeting Program Chair: Hamid Moradkhani

The University of Alabama
Box 870205, Tuscaloosa AL 35487

Masih Eghdami

Web Editor: Masih Eghdami

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Research Application Lab
Boulder, CO 80305

Technical Committees


Brenda Dolan (Chair), Colorado State University
Lisa Milani (Deputy Chair), NASA Goddard

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Water & Society

Megan Konar (Chair), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Marc Müller (Deputy Chair), Notre Dame

Committee Members


    Jenny Druhan (Chair), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Pania Newell (Deputy Chair), University of Utah
    Christine Hatch (Committee Past Chair), U of Massachusetts-Amherst

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    Unsaturated Zone

    Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez (Chair), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
    Veronica Morales (Deputy Chair), University of California – Davis

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      Salli Dymond (Chair), University of Minnesota 
      Cynthia Gerelain-Safdi (Deputy Chair), UC Berkeley

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      Hydrologic Uncertainty

      Xingyuan Chen (Chair), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      Lucy Marshall (Deputy Chair), University of New South Wales

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      Water Quality

      Admin Husic (Co-Chair),  University of Kansas
      Dipankar Dwivedi (Co-Chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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      Adam Mangel (Chair), PNNL
      Qifei Niu (Deputy Chair), Boise State

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      Catchment Hydrology (formerly Surface Water)

      Genevieve Ali (Chair), University of Guelph
      Matthias Sprenger (Deputy Chair), LBNL

      Committee Members

      Remote Sensing

      Iva Mladenova (Chair), NASA/GSFC
      Hatim Geli (Deputy Chair), New Mexico State Univ.
      Manuela Girotto (Deputy Chair), University of California at Berkeley

      Committee Members

      Soil Systems & Critical Zone Processes

      Jingyi Huang (Chair), University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Rose Abramoff (Vice-Chair), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement

      Kathe Todd-Brown (Outgoing Chair), University of Florida
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      Standing Committees

      Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee

      (formerly the Horton Award)

      Horton Research Grant Committee

      (for Ph.D. Students)

      Paul Witherspoon Mid-Career Lecturer in Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee 

      Nominations Committee

      Fall Meeting Program Committee

        Hydrology Section Student/Early Career Committee

        Dan Myers (Chair, 2022-2023), Indiana University Bloomington
        Danyka Byrnes (Chair-Elect, 2022-2023), University of Waterloo

        Committee Members

        Early Career Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee

        Fellows Committee

        Langbein Lecture Award Committee

        Outstanding Student Presentation Award Committee

        Frontiers in Hydrology 2022 Committee

        Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity (JEDI)

        Caitlyn Hall (Chair), University of Arizona
        Briana Wyatt (Chair-elect), Texas A&M University

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