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8th IAHR Europe Congress

IAHR Europe Division Congress

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To provide a link between: 

  • IAHR European members (individual and institution) and their institutions, 

  • European national professional engineering and scientific organisations devoted to, interested in, and/or responsible for water resources, hydraulics and water and environment related engineering activities, 

  • European funding agencies, scientific, educational and engineering institutions and information & research networks interested in, or concerned with hydraulics and relevant water and environmental challenges; 

  • European policy-making bodies such as the Commission of the EU and the water scientific and engineering community. 

  • To act as a catalyst in the formulation of opinions on matters which are of interest to national engineering and scientific associations as well as to IAHR itself and transferring them to the relevant organisations and professionals; 

  • To build its high level expertise (knowledge) and to serve the needs of the parties interested in the problems of European water resources (management, quality, etc), hydraulic engineering and research, and to be recognised as such by European national water and environmental engineering and scientific associations.


  • To promote the science and practice of hydraulics (and water science and engineering in general) and its application in all relevant fields in its geographic region by building bridges with the other water and environmental organisations and sharing expertise for the benefit of mankind; 

  • To provide a forum of exchange of information among and between researchers and practitioners in the regional community dealing with hydraulics related disciplines; 

  • To keep the regional IAHR members abreast of their field and alerted to future challenges and opportunities by examining on a continuing basis, the present and likely future directions of the IAHR's areas of endeavour; 

  • To establish closer contacts with IAHR members in the Region and to serve as a forum through which the common professional and scientific interests will be formulated and pursued; 

  • To enlarge the IAHR membership in the region primarily by providing attractive incentives to younger researchers.

The Division seeks to accomplish its objectives by: 

  • Providing a regional clearing-house for information related to all aspects of hydraulics (hydrodynamics) and their practical application; 

  • Strategic and relational development of the Division’s areas of endeavour, especially concerning European institutions, national authorities, IAHR institution members and professional engineering and water-related organisations; 

  • Bringing to the attention of European institutions and organisations the points of view and opinions formulated in accordance with the above principles so that these can be integrated into the process of policy formulation and elaboration in Europe in the fields of environment, water resources and industry, engineering and research; 

  • Providing information to members on EU and other European bodies’ development/research programmes carried out or initiated by its members;

  • Promoting, advising, helping in international dissemination and in obtaining IAHR sponsorship, conferences and symposia of interest to IAHR organised by national professional and regional organisations; 

  • Contributing to continuing education of practitioners and professional organisations in its domain of competence; 

  • Promoting the preparation and diffusion of IAHR monographs and manuals of specific relevance to the Region; 

  • Contributing to the IAHR newsletter and other forms of communication; 

  • Co-operating with the IAHR Technical Divisions and Sections, and promoting co-operation with other Regional Divisions; 

  • Furthering such other activities as may legitimately be adopted for the furtherance of the objectives of the Division and IAHR; 

  • Encouraging membership driven activities in co-ordination with the IAHR management.

Source: By-laws of the Division (2005)

Leadership Team
Pawel M. Rowinski

Institute of Geophysics, PAS (IGF PAN)


Vice Chair
Anastasios I. Stamou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


Past Chair
Corrado Gisonni

Università della Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli'


Claudia Adduce

Roma Tre University


Florian Cordier

Electricité De France, Division R&D


Alan J S Cuthbertson

University of Dundee

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Benjamin J. Dewals

University of Liege


Cristiana Di Cristo

University of Naples Federico II


Tiago Joao Fazeres Ferradosa

Faculdade de Engenharia Universidade do Porto


Katinka Koll

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig


Amparo López Jiménez

Universitat Politècnica de València


Elena Pummer

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Nils Rüther

Technical University of Munich (TUM)


Laura Maria Stancanelli

TU Delft


Janek Laanearu

Tallinn University of Technology - Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Melissa Latella

Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC Foundation) - Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES) Division


Ana Margarida Lopes Saraiva Alves Bento

CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research


Cristina Prieto

Fundación I. Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria


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