ICRW7 – Seventh Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds

Enhancing Landscapes for Sustainable Intensification and Watershed Resiliency

Virtual Conference –¬†November 16 – 19, 2020


Due to concerns for the health of our ICRW7 attendees, we have made the decision to conduct a virtual conference.

The virtual conference will be held November 16-19, 2020.

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The ICRW7 offers a unique opportunity to engage with researchers from government, academic, non-profit, and community organizations working to protect, restore, and manage water resources at local to national scales. The 2020 conference theme promotes the organization of strong partnerships between watershed researchers and managers and timely communication of relevant information on current issues in watershed science. In addition to oral and poster sessions and pre-conference workshops, ICRW is committed to providing conference goers with first-hand experience of local research sites and regional landscapes via field trips, which are scheduled mid-week at no extra cost to participants.

Current topic areas:

  • Water Quality and Quantity
  • Watershed Modeling
  • Watershed Networks and Data Management
  • Integrating Science and Watershed Decision Making
  • Remote Sensing of Watersheds and Riparian Systems
  • Watershed Ecology and Ecosystem Services
  • Watershed Management, Planning and Regulation
  • Watershed Response to Change
  • Coastal Plain Watersheds
  • Riparian Systems
  • Adaptive Management
  • Cross Region Collaboration in Watershed Research
  • A Critical Look at Watershed Research; Past and Future
  • Long-Term Agroecosystem Research
  • Regional Groundwater Issues
  • NEON

Special sessions (click here for detailed descriptions of the sessions):

  • Bedrock Flow and Reactions: Implications for Ecohydrology and Watershed Exports; Bhavna Arora and Ben Gilbert, Chairs
  • Advancing Watershed Science using Machine Learning, Diverse Data, and Mechanistic Modeling; Dipankar Dwivedi, Chair
  • Nutrients in Freshwater Ecosystems; Laurie Alexander, Heather Golden, and Sarah Stackpoole, Chairs
  • Watershed Response to Intensifying Precipitation Extremes and Adaptation Strategies: Science and Management Challenges; Anna Jalowska and Devendra Amatya, Chairs
  • Watershed Evapotranspiration in a Changing Environment; Ge Sun and Devendra Amatya, Chairs
  • Tightening the Hydrologic Budget: New Approaches to Reconcile Differences Between Observed and Simulated Fluxes and Storage of Water and Constituents from Field to Regional Scales; Samuel Saxe and Richard Webb, Chairs


  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Model (WEBMOD)
  • CUAHSI Data Services
  • An Introduction to the SWAT+ Watershed Model
  • Big Data in Watersheds: Integrating Wetlands and Floodplains in Hydrologic Modeling

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