The IAHR-Korea National Chapter aims to facilitate more organic and active participation and activities of IAHR Korean members. Currently, JHER editor and member of the IAHR Asia Pacific Division, Professor Seong-Wook Choi of Yonsei University in Korea, is serving as chairman. IAHR-Korea holds regular meetings and discusses current issues, conference support, activity encouragement, and future visions. Recently, the International Estuary Symposium hosted by K-Water and the Federation of Water Sciences Associations was held in BEXCO, Busan, from October 26-28. After the closing ceremony, an IAHR-Korea meeting was held in the VIP room of BEXCO to seek cooperation between the AI water information major and IAHR.
In particular, this meeting was attended by Joseph Hun-wei Lee, the current President of IAHR and the President of Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), and Roger Falconer, the former President of IAHR. Before this, the two gave a keynote and invitational lecture at the International Estuary Symposium (IES). In addition to Professor Hyoseop Woo, who is the vice president of IAHR and the former chairman of IAHR-APD, Professor Sung-Uk Choi, the current IAHR-Korea chair, and Dr. Won Kim, Secretary General of IAHR-APD, many members, including Seoul National University, Chonnam National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), and K-water attended this meeting.
IAHR-Korea is working to improve understanding of Korea's water engineering issues, and working hard to promote our field. In this regard, IAHR President Joseph Hun-wei Lee introduced IAHR's new activities and supported the vigorous IAHR activities of Korean institutional members. Former Chairman Roger Falconer suggested that the network of young researchers should be activated. He gave the opinion that the field of water engineering can be maintained continuously only when providing exciting content so that they can participate independently. Accordingly, IAHR-Korea, including Chairman Sung-Uk Choi, promised to continue encouraging activities through ongoing communication through online and offline channels. In the future, it will need to continuously research with interest in more diverse river and coastal hydraulics, environmental hydraulics, water resources, and water informatics to derive research results and exchange and cooperate with experts in this field. For this, it will need to take significant support and effort.
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