37th IAHR World Congress (2017, Kuala Lumpur)

Every two years our community gathers together at the IAHR World Congress, and in August 2017 around 1200 participants from 61 countries met at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some 911 full papers were accepted out of 1324 abstracts submitted. The congress covered seven main themes comprising:

  • River and Sediment Management

  • Flood Management

  • Environmental Hydraulics and Industrial Flows

  • Coastal, Estuaries and Lakes Management

  • Urban Water Management

  • Water Resources Management

  • Hydroinformatics/Computational Methods and Experimental Methods

Our Congress opened on Monday 14th August by The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. There were a total of 12 keynotes during the week involving leading specialists in the hydro environment domain from around the world. Dr Tyler Erickson, Senior Developer Advocate at Google gave a fascinating opening lecture on democratising access to global water information with cloud technologies (see Hydrolink 2, 2017, page 36-37), and the second opening keynote was given by the Minister for Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia.

The congress was organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, The National Hydraulics Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (DID) and the River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The congress was sponsored by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) (platinum) and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (platinum), together with DHI (gold) and four silver sponsors including HR Wallingford, ADASFA, TCK SCADA and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The congress had a uniquely large exhibition with 40 exhibitors present.

---- Above is an excerpt from a full report of the 37th IAHR World Congress by nor Azazi Zakaria, Chun Kiat Chang & Christopher George and published on HydroLink 2017 Issue 3

37th IAHR World Congress


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