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IAHR Technical Congresses and Symposiums provide a premier interdisciplinary venue for the best-in-class researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss the latest research, developments, and applications in their areas of expertise. 

Awards presented at IAHR technical congresses and symposiums recognise outstanding and original contributions to fundamental and applied research in the field of river mechanics and environmental fluid mechanics, achievements in ecohydraulics, and the scientific content, innovation, and impact of research linked to hydraulic structures.

Please check each of the Awards’ pages and our FAQs section for further information. Additional enquiries regarding the nomination process should be directed to the IAHR Secretariat via email to

Phil H. Burgi Best Paper Award

The Phil H. Burgi Best Paper Award rewards the best technical paper presented at the IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures. The Award was launched in 2018 on the 20th anniversary of the IAHR technical committee on Hydraulic Structures.


 Honorary Fellows of the IAHR technical committee on Ecohydraulics

Appointment as an Honorary Fellow of the IAHR technical commiteee on Ecohydraulics is to honour exceptional achievement and / or service within our community and profession. IAHR members as well as non-members may be considered for this IAHR honorary award.


Stephen E. Coleman Best Paper Award for Young Researchers

The Stephen E. Coleman Best Paper Award is given biennially to the best paper submitted to the River Flow Conference Series and authored or co-authored by a young researcher. This award was established by the IAHR technical committee on Fluvial Hydraulics…


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