IAHR Young Professionals Networks (IAHR-YPN)

What are IAHR Young Professionals Networks?

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.

Why join?

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!

Membership benefits

YPN membership benefits include:

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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

Find out the benefits and fee rates for YPN affiliates.

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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

Access the full list of all IAHR YPNs.

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