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IAHR Management Committees and Task Forces

In order to ensure the good management of the association and to help achieve the objectives set out in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, the IAHR has set up from 2020 onwards a series of management committees and task forces to ensure that the activities of the association support its vision, purpose, and aims.

Every management committee/task force provides oversight and leadership to the association by:

- setting the strategic direction to guide and direct the activities of the association,

- ensuring the effective management of the association and its activities,

- monitoring the activities of the association to ensure they are in keeping with the strategic objectives.

The following are the management committees and task forces that will operate during the 2020-2021 term.

Membership Committee

The IAHR Membership Committee oversees the development of IAHR’s membership policies and aims at expanding membership among individuals and institutional and corporate organizations. It is mandated with stimulating and developing engagement and membership-related activities while promoting gender equity in collaboration with the Regional Divisions, Technical Divisions and Young Professional Networks. In the current mandate, the Membership Committee is also responsible for reviewing and improving the membership structure and benefits, including recognition of members. The Membership Committee related task forces include the following:

Task force on Strengthening diversity and gender equity

The IAHR task force Strengthening diversity and gender equity intends to raise the profile and visibility of women who are active within the association, encourage women’s engagement and a balanced membership, identify and implement actions to improve equal opportunity and related representation within IAHR’s structures and activities, and engage with international and national processes promoting women in hydro-environment engineering at all levels.

Task force on Young Professionals Network Development

The IAHR task force on Young Professionals Network Development works closely with the Regional Divisions and Technical Divisions in order to identify and undertake actions aimed at improving the experience and engagement for young professionals, expanding the number and scope of Young Professional Networks (YPNs), and ensuring a rise in the conversion rate of YPN members into full IAHR members. 

Task force on Membership Benefits and Recognition

The IAHR task force on Membership Benefits and Recognition works closely with the Regional Divisions, the Technical Divisions, and the Secretariat to attract and maintain membership by developing and evolving the benefits of IAHR membership.

Publications Committee

The primary responsibility of the IAHR Publications Committee is to oversee the continuous development and quality improvement of the IAHR publications portfolio. The committee is also responsible for creating and overseeing any other task forces necessary for implementing specific tasks and identifies and advises on future publication projects and areas where the association might undertake activities. The Publications Committee related task forces include the following:

Task force on Monograph Series

The IAHR task force on Monograph Series is in charge of improving the quality and production of IAHR Monographs by reviewing current practices, achievements, and design. The task force is responsible for the four-year monograph publications plan.

Task force on Publications Portfolio Review

The IAHR task force on Publications Portfolio Review works closely with the Editors and the IAHR Secretariat to undertake a comprehensive review of the current portfolio of IAHR publications. It provides recommendations to the Council on how to enhance the relevance and pertinence of IAHR publications as well as its business model. 

Finance Committee

The IAHR Finance Committee works closely with the Treasurer and the IAHR Secretariat to ensure fiscal and budgetary oversight. It develops and monitors the annual budget, reviews the annual financials and audits before they are presented to the Council and the General Assembly and, if necessary, proposes new fiscal and budgetary policies for the association. The Finance Committee has oversight responsibility for activities related to fundraising and the receipt of gifts and cooperates with other Committees in efforts to solicit grants and other funded projects. The Finance Committee related task forces include the following:

Task force on Institutional Advancement

The IAHR task force on Institutional Advancement constantly reviews, formulates, and implements plans to improve the institutional standing of the association, including its engagement with key stakeholders, donors and sponsors, as well as increasing meaningful and pertinent interactions with other institutions, in both the academic and  private sectors.

Awards Committee

In accordance with Article 9 of the IAHR Bylaws, the IAHR Awards Committee oversees the implementation of the rules and procedures of the awards of the association. This includes the nomination, selection, and awarding of laureates. The committee is also responsible for the development of new awards and categories to enhance member recognition, and for promoting IAHR members as candidates for external awards.

Nominating Committee

The IAHR Nominating Committee is responsible for collecting proposals from individual and institutional members, conducting searches for candidates, and evaluating the performance of present Council members in view of their possible re-election. It proposes a potential slate of candidates in accordance with the rules and regulations described in IAHR Bylaws Article 4. 


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