IAHR is keen to support the education and professional development of future engineers and scientists in the water community. Through IAHR Young Professionals Networks (YPN), young professionals and students gather to share experiences, do special projects and take part in IAHR activities such as the biennial world congress, thereby taking the opportunity to learn from other IAHR members and create a useful network for their future careers.
Joining a YPN means becoming part of a network of nearly 2500 young professionals and more than 45 YPNs in 52 different countries.
Through the IAHR Young Professionals Networks (YPNs), young professionals and students can:
network and share experiences;
collaborate and pair with neighbouring YPNs;
benefit from training and mentoring opportunities;
actively participate in IAHR technical committees, working groups, and projects and help address the world’s most pressing water challenges;
regularly receive information about research and professional opportunities from IAHR institute members and collaborating partners;
take advantage of a wide range of funding and travel grant opportunities for career development and attending IAHR congresses;
engage in fundraising efforts to gain support for YPN activities;
take part in IAHR events such as symposiums, seminars, workshops, the biennial world congress, and regional congresses.
apply for IAHR YPN awards;
join field and group trips;
receive membership benefits designed for immediate access to knowledge at a lower rate;
… and much more!
YPN membership benefits include:
free digital access and a special rate for the printed version of the following IAHR journals:
- Journal of Hydraulic Research (6 issues per year)
- Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research (4 issues per year)
- RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua (2 issues per year)
- Journal of Ecohydraulics (2 issues per year)
- Fully searchable access to any archived articles appearing in past issues of the journals.
a free subscription to the printed version of Hydrolink magazine for young professional affiliates and to the online version for student affiliates;
a special rate for the online and printed version of the following IAHR journals:
- Journal of River Basin Management (4 issues per year),
- Journal of Hydro-environment Research (4 issues per year).
the option to subscribe to IAHR associated journals:
- Urban Water Journal (10 issues per year),
- Journal of Hydroinfomatics (6 issues per year),
- Journal of Sediment Research (6 issues per year).
free access to the IAHR membership platform with access to proceedings, papers, committees, the member directory, and much more;
discounts on all books, monographs and proceedings published by IAHR and Taylor & Francis
the option to apply for Article Publishing Charge (APC) waivers to publish in Water Science and Engineering (Open Access)
an opportunity for Latin American young professionals to publish in the Revista Hidrolationamericana de jóvenes investigadores y profesionales (in Spanish);
reduced rates for IAHR (co-sponsored) conferences and symposiums.
Webinar "Google Earth Engine applied to water resources" by IAHR Peru YPN. 5 September 2020
Monthly interactive webinar series "Conversaciones fluidas" organised by IAHR Venezuela YPN
New YPN at Yonsei University, Korea
Summary of the 2nd meeting of the Latin American YPN working group
IAHR Latin American Journal for YPNs has been included in Latindex!
Submit your abstract to the 1st IAHR Young Professionals Virtual Congress 'Presentations & Mentoring'.
Webinar by IAHR Poland YPN How to write a good paper. An Editor's perspective 16 July 2020
Webinar Dams and connectivity in Amazon rivers 1 July 2020
Join the new IAHR Latin American YPNs Working Group
Join the IAHR techical committees. Register your preferences
Follow our new Instagram account
Discover the new dedicated YPNs section in our free monthly bulletin Newsflash World
Participate in a challenge for young professionals.
Attend the Job fair and other YPN activities at the 39th IAHR World Congress.
Kennedy-YPN Award. More info coming soon
Young Professionals Programme at the 38th IAHR World Congress, 1-6 September 2019, Panama City, Panama
Young Professionals Programme at the 37th IAHR World Congress, 13-18 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Young Professionals Programme at the 36th IAHR World Congress, 28th June - 3rd July 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands
Article 'Hydroweb Experience 2014' by Michael Tritthart & Frank Molkenthin. Published in Hydrolink 1, 2015
Article 'IAHR-BW YPN's Event Annual Colloquium - Towards a Sustainable Future: Water, Food, Energy' by Eva Fenrich. Published in Hydrolink 1, 2015
Article 'Young Professional Members Become a Growing Strenght of IAHR' by Marian Muste. Published in Hydrolink 4, 2014
Young Professionals Declaration 'Engaging the next generation in the IAHR future', Chengdu, September 2013
Discussion on 'Towards a European network of IAHR students and young scientists' at the 11th IAHR-BW Colloquium in Stuttgart, 25-26 November 2010
YPN PPT presentation (.ppt)
YPN guidelines (.pdf)
Find out the benefits and fee rates for YPN affiliates.
If you have any questions or would like to know the details of another exisiting network, please contact Sally Feng at email@example.com
Access the full list of all IAHR YPNs.