AIH was a proud Silver-Level Sponsor and Exhibitor at the 2023 Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrology Modeling Conference (SEDHYD), May 8-12, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference is held every 4 to 5 years and brings together engineers and scientists from federal agencies, universities, and consultants with a focus on watersheds, stream channels, reservoirs, and related infrastructure. Jamil Ibrahim (Immediate Past-President) represented AIH at the conference to staff the AIH booth, discuss benefits of students earning early certification as Hydrologists-in-Training (HITs) at the Student Luncheon, and share organizational and individual perspectives during a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility breakout session. There were several AIH members in attendance, including: Laura Keefer, PH (Member, Board of Registration); Dr. Jim Selegean, PH; Dr. Marty Teal, PH, Dr. David Williams, PH (Former Chair, Board of Registration), and. Dr. Zhong Zhang, PH (Director, Academic Affairs).
This was the first time SEDHYD had sponsors for their conference. In 2019, SEDHYD organizers graciously provided AIH an exhibit booth and dedicated time during the conference’s opening plenary to introduce AIH and benefits of certification for hydrologists and hydrologic technicians, and present AIH’s 2019 awards. Over 400 hydrologists, engineers, and scientists from across the U.S. attended the conference. AIH looks to maintain a strong connection to the SEDHYD community and actively support future SEDHYD conferences.