Celebrated every two years, IAHR World Congresses are one of the most important activities of the association and attract more than a thousand participants from all over the world. The Congresses provide scientists, engineers, organisations, central and local authorities, companies, and young professionals early in their careers with a stimulating opportunity to meet, share and discuss recent advances and experiences, identify innovative and emerging trends in hydro-environmental science and engineering, and get inspired.
Under the overall theme From Snow to Sea, the 39th IAHR World Congress will focus attention on the importance of an integrated and intelligent approach to the management of the full water cycle to address the global challenges faced by people and the environment.
From Snow to Sea highlights IAHR’s commitment to the critical role that sound understanding of the water cycle plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not the least of which is the connection between the ocean goal (SDG 14) and the water goal (SDG 6) in addressing land-based activities affecting the sea.
The 39th IAHR World Congress provides an excellent opportunity to showcase and get involved in the development of innovative solutions and approaches to water challenges. Join us and contribute with your insights and experiences!
38th IAHR World Congress - Water Connecting the World
1-6 September 2019. Panama City, Panama
37th IAHR World Congress - Learning from the Past for the Future
13-18 August 2017. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
36th IAHR World Congress "Deltas of the Future (and what happens upstream)"
28 June - 3 July 2015. The Hague, The Netherlands
35th IAHR World Congress "The Wise Find Pleasure in Water"
8-13 September 2013. Chengdu, China
34th IAHR World Congress "Balance and Uncertainty - Water in a Changing World"
26 June - 1 July 2011. Brisbane, Australia
33rd IAHR World Congress "Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment"
9-14 August 2009. Vancouver, Canada
32nd IAHR World Congress "Harmonizing the Demands of Art and Nature in Hydraulics"
1-6 July 2007. Venice, Italy
31th IAHR World Congress "Water Engineering for the Future-Choices and Challenges"
11-16 September 2005. Seoul, Korea
30th IAHR World Congress "Water Engineering and Research in a Learning Society: Modern Developments and Traditional Concepts"
24-29 August 2003. Thessaloniki, Greece
29th IAHR World Congress "21st Century: The New Era For Hydraulic Research"
16-21 September 2001. Beijing, China
28th IAHR World Congress "Hydraulic Engineering for Sustainable Water Resources Management at the Turn of the Millenium"
22-27 August 1999. Graz, Austria
27th IAHR World Congress "Water For A Changing Global Community"
10-15 August 1997. San Francisco, USA
26th IAHR World Congress
11-15 September 1995. London, UK
25th IAHR World Congress
30 August - 9 September 1993. Tokyo, Japan
24th IAHR World Congress
9-13 September 1991. Madrid, Spain
23rd IAHR World Congress
21-25 August 1989. Ottawa, Canada
22nd IAHR World Congress
31 August - 4 September 1987. Lausanne, Switzerland
21st IAHR World Congress
13-18 August 1985. Melbourne, Australia
20th IAHR World Congress
5-9 September 1983. Moscow, Russia
19th IAHR World Congress
2-7 February 1981. New Delhi, India
18th IAHR World Congress "Hydraulic Engineering in Water Resources Development and Management"
10-14 September 1979. Cagliari, Italy
17th IAHR World Congress "Hydraulic Engineering for Improved Water Management"
15-19 August 1977. Baden, Germany
16th IAHR World Congress
27 July-1 August 1975. Sao Paulo, Brazil
15th IAHR World Congress "Research And Practice In The Water Environment"
1973. Istanbul, Turkey
14th IAHR World Congress
29 August - 3 September 1971. Paris, France
13th IAHR World Congress
31 August - 5 September 1969. Kyoto, Japan
12th IAHR World Congress
11-14 September 1967. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
11th IAHR World Congress
1965. Leningrad Russia
10th IAHR World Congress
1-5 September 1963. London, UK
9th IAHR World Congress
4-7 September 1961. Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
8th IAHR World Congress
2-5 September 1959. Montreal Canada
7th IAHR World Congress
June 1957. Lisbon, Portugal
6th IAHR World Congress
July 1955. The Hague, The Netherlands
5th IAHR World Congress
1-4 September 1953. Minneapolis, USA
4th IAHR World Congress
2-5 March 1951. Bombay, India
3rd IAHR World Congress
1949. Grenoble, France
2nd IAHR World Congress
7-9 June 1948. Stockholm, Sweden
1939. Liège, Belgium
1st IAHR World Congress
4-7 October 1938. Berlin, Germany