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

Jeffrey McDonnell (President)
University of Saskatchewan

Scott Tyler (President-elect)
University of Nevada, Reno

Charles Luce (Secretary)
US Forest Service, Boise

Efi Foufoula-Georgiou (Past President)
University of California, Irvine

Technical Committees


Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter  (Chair, 2017-2019)
University of Oklahoma – Advanced Radar Research Center / NOAA

Viviana Maggioni (Deputy Chair, 2017-2019)
George Mason University

Alexis Berne (Past Chair, 2015-2016)

Committee Members (* denotes second term):


Ming Ye (Chair, 2014-2018)
Florida State University

Saman Razavi (Deputy Chair, 2016-2019)
University of Saskatchewan

Mary Hill (Founding Chair, 2017-2020)
University of Kansas

Grey Nearing (Secretary, 2014-2018)

Committee Members


Y.C. Ethan Yang, (Chair, 2017-2018)
Lehigh University

Kaveh Madani (Past Chair, 2016-2017)
Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Gregory W. Characklis (Ex-Officio)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Committee Members


Nandita Basu (Chair, 2016-2017)
University of Waterloo

Matt Cohen (Chair-Elect, 2017-2018)
University of Florida

Michael Gooseff (Past Chair, 2015-2016)
Colorado State University

Committee Members (* denotes returning member):

  • Omar Abdul Aziz, West Virginia University
  • Tim Covino, Colorado State University
  • Brian Pellerin, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Matt Cohen*, University of Florida
  • Heather Golden*, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hjalmar Laudon, SLU (Sweden)
  • Genevieve Ali, University of Manitoba
  • Rachel Gabor, Ohio State University
  • Heather Gall, Penn State University
  • Nate Jones, Virginia Tech (Postdoc)
  • Bonnie McGill (Student Member), Michigan State University
  • Faye Jackson (Student Member), University of Birmingham
  • Kathryn Wheeler (Student Member), University of Delaware


Teamrat A. Ghezzehei (Chair 2017-2019)
University of California, Merced

Yusong Li (Deputy Chair 2017-2019)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kathleen M. Smits (Past Chair, 2014-2016)
Colorado School of Mines

Committee Members


Joe Alfieri (Chair, 2017-2018)

Nate Brunsell (Past Chair)
University of Kansas

Committee Members


Sander Huisman (Chair, 2017-2018)
Forschungszentrum Jülich IBG-3

Kristina Keating (Deputy Chair, 2017-2018)
Rutgers University Newark

Committee Members

Hydrogeophysics Technical Committee Home Page


Holly Michael, (Chair, 2017-2018)
University of Delaware

Christine Hatch (Deputy Chair, pending vote)
U of Massachusetts-Amherst

Kenneth Carroll (Past Chair, 2015-2016)
New Mexico State University

Committee Members

Groundwater Technical Committee Home Page


Shirley Papuga (Chair, 2017-2019)
Wayne State University

Diego Riveros-Iregui (Deputy Chair, 2017-2019)
University of North Carolina

Erkan Istanbulluoglu (Past Chair, 2015-2016)
University of Washington

Committee Members

  • Elizabeth Agee (Student Member), University of Michigan
  • Bhavna Arora, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Elizabeth Boyer, Penn State University
  • David Chandler, Syracuse University
  • Yannis Dialynas, Georgia Tech
  • Francina Dominguez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Salli Dymond University of Minnesota – Duluth
  • Simone Fatichi, ETH Zurich
  • Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi, University of Michigan
  • Angélica M Gómez (Student Member), University of North Carolina
  • Adrian Harpold, University Nevada Reno
  • Khandker Ishtiaq, West Virginia University
  • Aline Jaimes, Texas A&M University
  • Mark Johnson, University of British Columbia
  • Stefan Krause, University of Birmingham
  • Natasha Krell (Student Member), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sylvain Kuppel, University of Aberdeen
  • Jeremy Littell, USGS​/AKCSC
  • Steve Loheide, University of Wisconsin
  • Ashley Matheny, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tony Parolari, Marquette University
  • Stan Schymanski, ETH, Zurich
  • Christina (Naomi) Tague​, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sam Zipper, McGill University

Ecohydrology Technical Committee Home Page

CATCHMENT HYDROLOGY (formerly Surface Water)

Theresa Blume (Chair, 2017-2019)
GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Germany

Nicholas Zegre (Deputy Chair, 2017-2019)
West Virginia University

Dan Moore (Past Chair, 2015-2016)
University of British Columbia

 Committee Members


Marc Kramer (Chair, 2017-2018)
Washington State University

Henry Lin (Deputy Chair, 2017-2018)
Penn State University

Committee Members

Soil and Critical Zone Processes Technical Committee Home Page


Mike Durand (Chair)
Ohio State University

Bart Forman (Deputy Chair)
University of Maryland

Iva Mladenova (Deputy Chair)

Committee Members

Standing Committees

Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee (formerly the Horton Award)

Early Career Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee

Horton Research Grant Committee (for Ph.D. Students)

Fellows Committee

Langbein Lecture Award Committee

Paul Witherspoon Mid-Career Lecturer in Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee 

Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations

Outstanding Student Presentation Award Committee

Fall Meeting Program Committee

Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (2018 TBA)

Ad-hoc Student Travel Grant Committee