Congress themes Submit your proposal!
Committees involved in the organization of the next IAHR World Congress to be held in Granada, Spain, 4-9 July 2021, have opened a call for proposals for Special Sessions that fit in with the general topic of the Congress and its different themes.
A special session is a special type of parallel session with a particular title and content, under the responsibility of a particular institution, consortium of institutions or convener(s). A special session is fully integrated into the Congress programme and is open to every registered Congress participant. It does not require special funding from the Congress. Participants in the session, including convener(s) and speakers, must be fully registered at the Congress. The convener(s) has the right to invite participants to the session at his/her own expense, possibly with a specific sponsor. Special sessions will take place within the normal time schedule of the congress, whilst trying to avoid an overlap with similarly themed sessions.
A special session needs to be validated by the International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the Congress Organising Group (COG) of the Congress in order to verify that the scientific level of the session’s content is consistent with the level of the other sessions.
Convener(s) will be responsible for the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the session, as well as for advertising the session to encourage abstract submissions. Together with the ISC and COG, they will have to make the decision which of the contributions will be given orally and which as a poster (if accepted). They will be also in charge of chairing the session during the Congress (with the support from the COG).
The ISC and COG can propose to the convener(s) to include in the special session one (or more) presentations relating to abstracts submitted for the general process of evaluation, if it is (they are) strongly related to the subject of the special sessions.
At least 6 potential speakers are required to set up a Special Session. If the session is accepted, the potential speakers should register and submit their abstracts before the submission deadline. In case less than 5 contributions are registered and approved for the session, the ISC reserve the right to re-assign these presentations into regular sessions.
Theme 1 focuses on bringing together the past and the future, knowledge and experience, and our water-related historical legacy to design a better future.
Theme 2 addresses the main management challenges related to the first steps of the water cycle: snow and river processes and their impact on reservoir management.
Theme 3 addresses the environmental aspects as well as the urban use of water and its subsequent treatment and reuse.
Theme 4 addresses on the design and performance of hydraulic structures, focusing on structures related to the water path from snow to sea.
Within the framework of sustainable water management, theme 5 focuses on improving resilience, valuing water, and mechanisms to improve cooperation and water governance.
Theme 6 focuses on the development and application of both experimental methods and new technologies to improve knowledge of water processes.
Within the framework of sustainable goals, theme 7 focuses on those aspects of the coast, estuaries, shelf and seas that are most related to IAHR.
Theme 8 addresses extreme events, the occurrence and severity of which is expected to increase in the coming years as a result of climate change (among other aspects).