About Us


The aim of the Early Career Hydrologists Network (ECHN)  is to provide a networking platform for early career hydrologists and aspiring leaders in the public and private sectors of water resources.  The goal of ECHN is to collaborate on early career initiatives, programs and strategies to increase recruitment, retention and involvement of early career hydrologists in leadership positions, professional organizations and associations.

Our Objectives

  • Facilitate connections and sharing of knowledge for U.S. early career hydrogeologists in conferences, social media and webinars.
  • Foster informal mentoring for early career ECHN USA IAH members with more experienced leaders in the hydrologic sciences.
  • Promote opportunities for early career ECHN USA IAH  members to collaborate on national and international projects, research and committees.


Adam Milewski: University of Georgia

Vice Chair
Katie Markovich: University of California, Davis

Rory Cowie: Mountain Studies Institute

Racha El Kadiri: Middle Tennessee State University

Task Team Member
Rachel Rotz: University of Georgia