Student Subcommittee


The Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee, H3S, is dedicated to a number of ideas and issues within the geosciences complementary to those highlighted by the larger Hydrology Section. We strive to provide student members with opportunities for professional development as well as social interaction and networking within the broader geosciences community, which we achieve by organizing activities at AGU Meetings and online.


The committee currently comprises twelve students elected by members from the previous year through an online application process. Each member serves a minimum of one calendar year (Jan-Jan), up to two years. Meetings are held once every month and are led by the committee chair. This member is the spokesperson for the committee and has veto/tiebreaker rights over group decisions. The committee co-chair is first substitute in the chair’s absence, and this person also assumes leadership as chair the following year.

Members (2020)

  • Leila Saberi – University of Minnesota

  • Julia Guimond – University of Delaware

  • Nowfel Mahmud – Tennessee Technological University

  • Esther Lee – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Jerom Aerts – Delft University of Technology

  • Alexander Martinez – University of California – Irvine

  • David Litwin – John Hopkins University

  • Irene Garousi-Nejad – Utah State University

  • Danyka Byrnes – University of Waterloo

  • Brenden O’Leary – Wayne State University

  • Tom Glose – Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas 

  • Katarena Matos Instituto de Estudos Climáticos, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (IEC-UFES)

  • Julianne Davis – Syracuse University

  • Danielle Tijerina – Colorado School of Mines

  • Brian Redder – Pennsylvania State University

  • Emilio Grande – University of California Santa Cruz

  • Arik Tashie – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Dagmar Henner – Graz Wegener Center

H3S-related Activities

Student Conference at the AGU Fall Meeting: We will offer technical activities during the 2015 Student Conference to introduce students to emergent remote sensing and field instrumentation technologies. Further information (e.g. upcoming workshop opportunities, online resources, etc.) will be broadcast to students via social media.

Pop-Up Sessions: Since the 2013 Fall Meeting the Pop-Ups sessions have provided a platform for early career scientists to share their vision for the future of the water sciences. Due to the success of this event, we are offering a special topic Pop-Ups session at the 2018 Fall Meeting.

2018 H3S Pop-up Talks

Past AGU H3S Activities

Pop-Up Talks are exciting sessions organized by H3S. The goal is for students, early career scientists, and anyone interested to give a five-minute “pop-up” talk about how their research impacts society; their vision of the future of geosciences; or their experiences working with diversity initiatives, community engagement, etc. The Pop-ups will occur in the Student and Early Career Lounge Monday, 10 Dec. through Thursday, 13 Dec. from 16:00 – 18:00. Pop-Up abstracts do not have a fee and do not count against an attendee’s Fall Meeting scientific program abstract allotment, as pop-up talks are not part of the official scientific program.

Learn More & Submit an Abstract

We have five sessions this year:

  1. The Role of a Scientist in the 21st Century: Big Ideas for the Next 100 Years and How to Get There
  2. Bridging Science and Policy for Change: Best Practices
  3. Hydrology for Public Good: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Community Engagement
  4. Frontiers in Hydrology: Paths Toward the Next Century in Water Research
  5. Building Communities Through Shared Experiences: Social Dimensions in AGU

Joint Assembly Early Career Hydrologist Night: The H3S will expand to other AGU-sponsored meetings in 2015. We organized the first Early Career Hydrologist Night at this year’s Joint Assembly meeting, which was a full-evening program.

Social Media and Communication with Hydrology Community: We will increase committee presence on traditional social media platforms to stimulate discussion and broaden access to available resources, which includes Facebook, Twitter, and the Young Hydrologic Society website ( A twitter account (@AGU_H3S) will be used to increase online presence of the subcommittee. Regular interviews with early career hydrologists will be published on the AGU Water Facebook page. Lastly, the H3S is working together with Young Hydrologic Society to archive all recorded Pop-Up presentations.

AGU Water Students on Twitter: @AGU_H3S

Other Activites

Young Hydrologic Society

The Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) is a bottom-up initiative to stimulate the interaction and active participation of young hydrologists within the hydrological community. YHS has the following goals:

  • Connect young hydrologists early in their career,
  • Organize events to bring together young hydrologists,
  • Provide information for young hydrologists,
  • Create awareness of current and future research topics within hydrology,
  • Reform hydrology towards more involvement of early career hydrologists.