Call for hydro-environment institutes to participate in the meeting to be held in the frame of the 40th IAHR World Congress in Vienna, Austria, on 21 August 2023.
Hydro-environment engineering and research institutes accelerate knowledge and solutions to address the most pressing water-related issues. These great challenges of our times are well-embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a call to action to improve societal and economic well-being, whilst tackling climate change and preserving our natural resources. It is recognised that water is an essential enabler to reach these ambitious goals with SDG 6 being specifically dedicated to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
As we move through 2023, which is the mid-term review of the 15-year SDG implementation path, it is important to reflect on the achievements to date and to look at the path ahead, with particular focus on the contributions of hydro-environment engineering and research institutes: What are the latest trends to achieve these goals with respect to research, solutions and innovations in the hydro-environment community? How are and how should the major institutes of the world contribute to the SDGs? What pathways for the coming years?
This meeting brings together the world’s hydro-environment engineering and research institutes, to share experiences, highlight the latest innovations and trends, and build partnerships.
The event is a must, for any individual or organisation wishing to gain a more comprehensive overview of how the hydro-environment institutes of the world are contributing to the SDGs, as well as what work priorities and research agendas they envisage in the coming years.
We invite you to submit a video (deadline is 15 April 2023) to showcase contributions your organisations is making towards the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The video should be a maximum of 60 seconds and can answer one or more of the following topics:
What are the latest trends to achieve the SDGs with respect to research, solutions and innovations from your Institute point of view?
How is and your Institute contributing to sustainable development and water-related SDGs? What pathways for the coming years?
The collected videos will be featured at the Institutes Meeting to be held in Vienna, Austria, on the occasion of the 40th IAHR World Congress (21-21 August 2023), and also uploaded and disseminated through the IAHR video library.
Tips for preparing video:
Participants should record in a quiet place to avoid loud background noise and other sounds.
Participants should record in a 1080p (HD) resolution if possible or at the highest resolution available on the participant's smartphone. Any .mp4 or .mov video format is acceptable.
Shoot horizontal videos (landscape). If possible, participants can use a camera or their phone.
Participants are encouraged to try their audio beforehand to ensure their voice is loud and clear.
Participants should ensure that they are centered in the frame with your shoulders and head in the frame, and also does not have any shadow over them.
The length of each final video should not exceed 60 seconds maximum.
Please upload your video submissions by Dropbox or Wetransfer and provide the link to email@example.com for review.
We also plan to hold an exhibition, if you have any plans to exhibit (or sponsor) the congress to showcase your activities, promote educational programmes etc please let us know.
For any questions, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further to Vienna’s meeting, the intention is to build a platform of exchange among institutes in order to facilitate contact and exchanges and give exposure to institutes works. In addition, we aim to publish a worldwide directory of hydro-environment engineering institutes during the following months.
If you would like to know more about this directory and get involved, please let us know.