IAHR World Congresses

The IAHR World Congress is one of the most important activities of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) which typically attracts between 800 and 1500 participants from around the World. 

Based on four main themes, the congress offers technical programmes, seminars, technical workshops, presentations, plenary sessions and social events alike, and the respected Ippen, Kennedy and Schoemaker Awards  are presented. This congress is the place for the hydraulic engineering community to meet across borders and exchange experiences, seek advice and get inspired.

IAHR 2023 World Congress application are now closed. The IAHR Council will select the Congress venue at its meeting in summer 2018.

The forthcoming world Congress will be in Panama in 2019  and in Granada, Spain in 2021.

Next World Congress

38th IAHR World Congress "Water: Connecting the World", 1-6 September 2019, Panama City, Panama. WebsiteAnnouncement 1 / Announcement 2 / Announcement 3 /Poster

Past Congresses

37th IAHR World Congress, 13-18 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "Learning from the Past for the Future"  PosterWebsite / eProceedings (for individual member) / eProceedings (for institute member)

36th IAHR World Congress, 28 June - 3 July 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands "Deltas of the Future (and what happens upstream)" Poster / http://www.iahr2015.info / eProceedings (for individual member) / eProceedings (for institute member)

35th IAHR World Congress, 8-13 September, Chengdu, China "The Wise Find Pleaasure in Water" Poster  / 1st announcement  2nd announcement  2nd announcement B  Congress Handbook  Participants List  Book + CD  E-shop

34th IAHR World Congress, 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia "Balance and Uncertainty - Water in a Changing World"  CD Poster  / Table of contents  E-shop   E-library (only for members)

33rd IAHR World Congress, 9-14 August 2009, Vancouver, Canada "Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment"  CD Poster / E-shop  E-library (only for members

32nd IAHR World Congress, 1-6 July 2007, Venice, Italy "Harmonizing the Demands of Art and Nature in Hydraulics" Book + CD Poster / Table of contents  E-shop  E-library (only for members)

31th IAHR World Congress, 11-16 September 2005, Seoul, Korea "Water Engineering for the Future-Choices and Challenges"  Poster / Table of contents  E-shop

30th IAHR World Congress, 24-29 August 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece "Water Engineering and Research in a Learning Society: Modern Developments and Traditional Concepts" Poster  / E-shop

29th IAHR World Congress, 16-21 September 2001, Beijing, China "21st Century: The New Era For Hydraulic Research" Poster /  E-shop

28th IAHR World Congress, 22-27 August 1999, Graz, Austria "Hydraulic Engineering for Sustainable Water Resources Management at the Turn of the Millenium" Poster /  E-shop

27th IAHR World Congress, 10-15 August 1997, San Francisco, USA "Water For A Changing Global Community" Poster / E-shop

26th IAHR World Congress, 11-15 September 1995, London, UK Poster /  E-shop

25th IAHR World Congress, 30 August - 9 September 1993, Tokyo, Japan. Poster 

24th IAHR World Congress, 9-13 September 1991, Madrid, Spain. Poster / Table of contents

23rd IAHR World Congress, 21-25 August 1989, Ottawa, Canada. Poster 

22nd IAHR World Congress, 31 August - 4 September 1987, Lausanne, Switzerland. Poster 

21st IAHR World Congress, 13-18 August 1985, Melbourne, Australia. Poster

20th IAHR World Congress, 5-9 September 1983, Moscow, Russia. Poster 

19th IAHR World Congress, 2-7 February 1981, New Delhi, India. Poster 

18th IAHR World Congress, 10-14 September 1979, Cagliari, Italy "Hydraulic Engineering in Water Resources Development and Management". Poster 

17th IAHR World Congress, 15-19 August 1977, Baden, Germany "Hydraulic Engineering for Improved Water Management" Poster 


16th IAHR World Congress, 27 July-1 August 1975, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Poster

15th IAHR World Congress, 1973, Istanbul, Turkey "Research And Practice In The Water Environment" Poster 

14th IAHR World Congress, 29 August - 3 September 1971, Paris, France. Poster 

13th IAHR World Congress, 31 August - 5 September 1969, Kyoto, Japan. Poster 

12th IAHR World Congress, 11-14 September 1967, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Poster

11th IAHR World Congress, 1965, Leningrad, Russia. Poster

10th IAHR World Congress, 1-5 September 1963, London, UK. Poster 

9th IAHR World Congress, 4-7 September 1961, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Poster 

8th IAHR World Congress, 2-5 September 1959 Montreal Canada. Poster 

7th IAHR World Congress, June 1957, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster

6th IAHR World Congress, July 1955, The Hague, The Netherlands. Poster 

5th IAHR World Congress, 1-4 September 1953, Minneapolis, USA. Poster 

4th IAHR World Congress 2-5 March 1951, Bombay, India. Poster

3rd IAHR World Congress 1949, Grenoble, France Table of contents. / Poster 

2nd IAHR World Congress 7-9 June 1948, Stockholm, Sweden Table of contents / Poster 

Postponed Congress, 1939 Liège, Belgium

1st IAHR World Congress 4-7 October 1938, Berlin, Germany