IAHR Young Professionals Networks (IAHR-YPN)


IAHR is keen to support the education and professional development of future engineers and scientists in the hydraulic community. Through IAHR Young Professionals Networks, 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. Young Professionals activities include:

  • Research seminars, discussions or workshops.

  • Field trips to visit local hydraulic works. 

  • Group research projects.

  • Group trips to IAHR symposia, workshops and congresses. 

  • Fundraising efforts to garner support for member participation in IAHR congresses and other forums. 

  • Informal collaborative activities with neighbouring Young Professionals Networks.

  • Application to IAHR for hosting an IAHR lectureship.

  • Twinning.


  • Become part of a network of nearly 2500 young professionals around the world with more than 50 networks in 52 different countries.

  • Join our technical committees and working groups including water resources management, hydroinformatics, ecohydraulics etc.

  • Receive PhD an job opportunities from IAHR Institute Members.

  • Attend free webinars.

  • Travel grants and funding opportunities to attend our congresses.

  • YPN awards.

  • Mentoring opportunities.

  • And receive all other membership benefits such as subscription to journals, congress discounts, access to elibrary of congress proceedings etc for a super low fee!

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Latest news


  • 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 

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Latin American Journal for YPNs


Revista Hidrolatinoamericana de Jóvenes Investigadores y Profesionales

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Membership benefits and fees

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If you have any questions or would like to know the details of another exisiting network, please contact Sally Feng at membership@iahr.org

List of IAHR Young Professionals Networks

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