Hosted by SEDHYD, INC.
Co-Sponsored by EWRI (

About the Conference

The first Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference (FISC) convened in 1947, and the first Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference (FIHMC) convened in 1998. Because these two conferences had similar and overlapping content and participants, organizers combined them into a single highly successful joint conference for the first time in 2006. The second and third SEDHYD conferences followed in 2010 and 2015. As a result of all these conferences, 3,000 papers have been published through the conference proceedings, which are available at

The SEDHYD 2019 Conference again brings together federal and non-federal scientists, engineers, and managers from various natural resources disciplines. Papers include recent accomplishments in research and technical developments in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of sedimentation. Papers also describe the development and use of numerical models addressing issues of water quality and quantity, and sediment erosion, transport, and deposition. The conference uses mixed formats, including formal presentations, poster sessions, mini-workshops and model demonstrations. Organizers also plan a competition for the best student paper.

Conference Theme: Improving Resiliency and Sustainability of Watershed Resources and Infrastructure

Who Should Attend

Federal, state, and local agency personnel, consultants, researchers, equipment manufacturers, and service suppliers associated with hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport, or non-point source pollution modeling; and those involved in water-resources, water supply, or water-conservation assessment or management.

Abstract Submissions and Important Dates

Abstract submission has been closed. Authors of accepted submissions have been notified.
To manage your submission, visit the OpenConf web site.

Please note the following dates:

Climate Variability and Sediment Earthen Embankment Erosion Prediction
Dam Removal or Rehabilitation Extreme Floods and Droughts
Fluvial Geomorphology Flood Hydrology
Gully Erosion Forecasting
Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modeling Hydroecological Modeling
Infrastructure in the Stream Environment Infrastructure Vulnerability
Physical Sediment Load Measurements Management and Decision Making Models
Regional Sediment Management Modeling of Major River Systems
Remote Sensing and Monitoring Non-Stationary Climate Variability
Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Post Fire Analyses and Restoration
Sediment Impacts on Wildlife and Habitat Remote Sensing and Monitoring
Sediment Properties Restoring and Sustaining River Environments
Sediment Surrogate Measurements Watershed Management
Sediment Yield and Fingerprinting Water Quality
Stream Restoration

Other topics or special sessions may be proposed.

Please contact Chandra Pathak at if you are interested in becoming a session moderator or would like to propose a special session.
Please use SEDHYD in the subject line of the email

If you have questions or need help, please contact either of the Technical Program Chairs: Eddy Langendoen for the Sedimentation Conference, or Jim Barton for the Hydrologic Modeling Conference.

Instructions for Authors and Template for Papers

Download Instructions for Authors

Download Template for Papers


A preview of the program for the conference can be found here.

Become An Exhibitor

SEDHYD 2019 provides exhibitors the opportunity to interact and meet directly with scientists, engineers, environmental specialists and researchers, working in the following areas: surface-water discharge, sediment, and water-quality data collection; recording and analysis equipment and software; laboratory equipment; erosion control products; computer hardware and software for collection, distribution, and/or analysis of hydrologic data; surveying equipment, both for ground surface and underwater use; computer models related to sedimentation and hydrology; and any other related equipment, services, or organizations, including professional societies, related to the SEDHYD theme.

Please contact Molly Wood for more information.

Call for Short Course and Field Trip Proposals

The call for short course and field trip proposals has closed.

For more information about short courses, contact Jeff Bradley at

For more information about field trips, contact Steven Berris at

Student Volunteers

Travel (e.g., airfare, food, lodging) and conference registration fees may be paid for students who volunteer to become audio-visual assistants during the conference. Please contact Jeff Harris if you are interested in volunteering as an A/V assistant at