2nd IAHR Young Professionals Congress

1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress

Presentations & Mentoring
Present your work, get mentoring and network with other young professionals and experts in your field around the world!

30 November - 2 December 2021. Online

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The IAHR technical committee on Education and Professional Development is organizing the first virtual congress for young professionals. The aim is to give you the opportunity to present your work and get feedback from mentors.

The congress is a wonderful opportunity to present your work and get mentoring from leading experts. 

It represents a unique opportunity for networking as well; you will be invited to meet and interact with your peers and mentors through breakout sessions. 

This is also the chance to make your work known; all the proceedings will be published and made available in the IAHR e-library after the congress. 

Young professionals will present their work by submitting an extended 2-page abstract for review by the International Scientific Committee.  Once accepted, your abstract will be assigned to one of the sessions chaired by the IAHR technical committees, and on the date of the event it will need to be supported by a one-page poster and a 3- to 5-minute presentation. Young professionals will receive feedback from mentors on their work and will be invited to join the break sessions so they can meet with their peers as well as the leaders of the IAHR technical committees.

 Opportunities and benefits

  • Connect with other YPNs worldwide and by areas of expertise. 

  • Mentoring. 

  • An opportunity to meet with representatives of the IAHR technical committees.

  • The Congress is open to students but also to young professionals. 

  • Free registration. 

  • Open to all: IAHR young professionals members and non-members.

  • Proceedings will be published and made available in the IAHR e-library after the Congress. 

  • Selected works will be invited to publish a paper in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research

 Congress themes


  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Experimental Methods and Instrumentation

  • Fluvial Hydraulics

  • Hydraulic Machinery and Systems

  • Hydraulic Structures


  • Climate Change Adaptation

  • Ecohydraulics

  • Coastal & Maritime Hydraulics

  • Flood Risk Management

  • Groundwater Hydraulics and Management

  • Hydroinformatics

  • Urban Drainage

  • Water Resources Management

Innovation and Professional Development

  • Education and Professional Development

  • Higher Education and E-learning

Working groups

  • Global Water Security 

  • Marine Outfall Systems

  • Reservoir Sedimentation

  • Sustainable Development Goals 

  • Transient Flows

 Organising Committee

 International Scientific Committee

  • Abdelazim Negm

  • Alessio Radice

  • Ana Margarida Lopes Saraiva Alves Bento

  • Andrei-Mugur Georgescu

  • Andrej Lipej

  • Aonghus McNabola

  • Arturo Marcano

  • Badronissa Yusuf

  • Benjamin Dewals

  • Blair Johnson

  • Carlos de Oliveira Galvão

  • Chirag Trivedi

  • Claudia Adduce

  • Corrado Altomare

  • Damien Violeau

  • Daniel Horna

  • Daniela Molinari

  • Dr Valentin Heller

  • Elpida Kolokytha 

  • Erasmo Rodriguez

  • Eric Duviella

  • Freddy Florez

  • Frédérique Larrarte

  • Gensheng Zhao

  • Goh Hui Weng

  • Gordon Gilja

  • Hamed Sarkardeh

  • Ibrahim Demir

  • James E. Ball

  • Jesús Bryan Gamarra Rojas

  • Jochen Aberle

  • José Adriasola Velasco

  • Jose Anta Alvarez

  • José Gilberto Dalfré Filho

  • José M. Carrillo

  • Juan Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez 

  • Julio Isaac Montenegro Gambini

  • Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak

  • Kelly Kibler

  • LI Yun

  • Majid Mohammadian

  • Mário Franca

  • Michael Nones

  • Michael Tritthart

  • Modesto Pérez-Sánchez

  • Nils Rüther

  • Pablo Daniel Spalletti

  • Pablo Ouro

  • Paulo Rosa Santos

  • Pavel RUDOLF

  • Philippe Gourbesville

  • Professor Roger Falconer

  • Rita F. Carvalho 

  • Romeo Florin SUSAN-RESIGA

  • Ronald R. Gutierrez

  • Rui ML Ferreira

  • Saeed Shaeri

  • Serhat Kucukali

  • Shooka Karimpour

  • Silke Wieprecht

  • Stefan Haun

  • Valeri Penchev

  • Victor Hugo Hidalgo Díaz

  • Vladimir Nikora

  • William Jaen

  • Xiaobing Chen

  • xuan zhang

  • Yeonjoo Kim

  • Yongping Chen

  • Zhiqun Daniel Deng

 Key dates

  • 5 July 2021: Call for abstracts opens.  

  • 31 August 2021: Call for abstracts closes. 

  • 15 October 2021: Notification of acceptance. 

  • 30 October 2021: Poster and final extended abstract submission. 

  • 30 November - 2 December 2021: Congress.

 Guidelines for extended abstract submission

Your extended abstract must be submitted through the online submission form using the following template in Word.

All extended abstracts must be submitted in English. Please note that proofreading English text is compulsory. The use of native English reviewers is highly recommended.

Your extended abstract must be 2 pages maximum and a count of 850-1000 words (including a short abstract of 150 words and a maximum of 5 keywords).

The International Scientific Committee will review all the submissions during the month of September. If your extended abstract is accepted, it will be assigned to one of the sessions. You will then need to submit a one-page poster (using a 3 columns template or a 4 columns template) by 30 October 2020. Instructions on its submission will be provided at a later stage.

Presenters will do a 3-5 minute presentation at the 1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress supported by the poster.

Proceedings will be published and made available in the IAHR e-library after the Congress. Only works presented during the congress will be included in the  proceedings.

The sessions will be recorded and uploaded afterwards to the IAHR website, and also livestreamed.

 More information

For any questions on the Congress please contact the IAHR Madrid Office Manager Elsa Incio at

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