The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
(IAHR) founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to hydraulics and its practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydroinformatics and continuing education and training. IAHR stimulates and promotes both research and it’s application, and by doing so, strives to contribute to sustainable development, the optimisation of world water resources management and industrial flow processes.
IAHR accomplishes its goals by a wide variety of member activities including: working groups, research agenda, congresses, specialty conferences, workshops and short courses; Journals, Monographs and Proceedings; by involvement in international programmes such as UNESCO, WMO, IDNDR, GWP, the World Water Council, ICSU; and by cooperation with other water-related (inter)national organisations.
IAHR’s activities are centered in Technical and Regional Divisions. There are Regional Divisions in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The Technical Sections cater to the applied and scientific needs of our members. The Sections develop monographs on specific topics and regularly organise conferences and symposia in their own specific fields, thus providing a basis for worldwide cooperation.