Being an IAHR Young Professional helps you build and nurture your professional career. By joining IAHR as a Young Professional, you’ll be part of a thought-leading global community working together for a better and sustainable water future for all.
Join a new generation of future hydro-environment professionals and researchers and make a real difference!
Joining the IAHR Young Professional Network (YPN) means becoming part of a network of around 2500 young professionals from all over the world and students and more than 54 Young Professional Networks (YPNs) in 30 different countries.
IAHR Young Professionals Network: A community of the future
IAHR Young Professionals Networks (YPNs) ensure that new generations of future hydro-environment professionals and researchers have the opportunity to engage in IAHR activities, network and connect with peers and senior IAHR members, receive mentoring and support, and get access to the latest knowledge, information and know-how in the early stage of their careers.
YPN members represent the backbone of the future IAHR and play an important role within the association through their activities and initiatives.
Through the IAHR Young Professionals Networks (YPNs), young professionals and students can:
Leverage networking and knowledge exchange opportunities virtually and in-person.
Actively participate in IAHR technical committees, working groups, and projects and help address the world’s most pressing water challenges.
Access knowledge resources
Get free and/or discounted subscriptions to journals.
Gain free access to IAHR e-library with proceedings, papers and historical publications.
Get e-access to partner technical publications.
Attend webinars specially designed for young professionals (how to write a good paper, how to best approach paper writing, etc.)
Participate in job fairs at global and regional congresses.
Invest in your future
Benefit from training and mentoring opportunities.
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.
Apply for IAHR young professionals awards.
Join field and group trips.
… and much more!
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Please refer to the YPNs pages to keep regularly informed about the activities organised by each Young Professionals Network (YPN). You can also subscribe to the monthly IAHR e-bulletin NewsFlash World, where a dedicated YPN section is included. Please contact the IAHR communications and marketing manager if you are a YPN and would like to include your activities in your page and in NewsFlash World.
Subscribe to the IAHR Young Professionals Mailing list to receive PhD and other career opportunities!
Discover the latest new IAHR initiatives for young professionals!
IAHR mentorship programme (closed)
Forthcoming international events
9th International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures | Zurich, Switzerland. 20 June 2024
41st IAHR World Congress | Singapore. 22-27 June 2025 | Programme for Young Professionals to be announced
4th IAHR Young Professionals Online Congress | Online. 22-24 November 2023
40th IAHR World Congress | Vienna, Austria. 21-25 August 2023 | Programme for Young Professionals
7th W.A.T.E.R. Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research Summer School | University of Munich, Germany. 24 - 28 July 2023
9th Gerhard-Jirka Summer School Environmental Fluid Mechanics | Dresden, Germany. 28 August - 1 September 2023
3rd IAHR Young Professionals Hydro-Environment Challenge | Online. March - June 2023
Webinar on "How to get a good job" - 3rd iahrYPCongress | 28 November 2022
7th IAHR Europe Division Congress | Athens, Greece. 7-9 September 2022 Programme for Young Professionals
39th IAHR World Congress | Granada, Spain.19-24 June 2022 Programme for Young Professionals
6th W.A.T.E.R. Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research Summer School | Lisbon, Portugal. 18-22 July 2022
“Youth” in the forefront: before and after World Water Forum. Online Youth Water Congress: “Emerging water challenges since COVID-19” | 6-8 April 2022
29th Latin American Congress | Online. 15-19 November 2021
5th W.A.T.E.R. Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research Summer School | 5-9 July 2021 | Report
Special sessions for young professionals at the virtual 6th IAHR Europe Congress | 15-18 February 2021
Session on How best to approach paper writing? 85th Anniversary Summit | 17 December 2020
1st IAHR Young Professionals Virtual Congress 'Presentations & Mentoring' | 17-18 November 2020
Webinar on How to write a good paper. An Editor's perspective | 16 July 2020
IAHR President Joseph Lee lectures on writing a good paper for a top international journal | 26 March 2020
IAHR Young Professionals Hydro-Environment Challenge #iahrYPChallenge
1st IAHR Young Professionals Hydro-environment Challenge | Online. 5-7 July 2021
2nd IAHR Young Professionals Hydro-environment Challenge | Online. 21 May - 2 June 2022
3rd IAHR Young Professionals Hydro-Environment Challenge | Online. March - June 2023
IAHR Young Professionals Congresses #iahrYPCongress
4th IAHR Young Professionals Online Congress "Presentations & Mentoring" | Online. 22-24 November 2023
3rd IAHR Young Professionals Online Congress "Presentations & Mentoring" | Online. 28 November - 2 December 2022
2nd IAHR Young Professionals Online Congress "Presentations & Mentoring" | Online. 30 November - 2 December 2021
1st IAHR Young Professionals Online Congress "Presentations & Mentoring" | Online. 17 November - 18 November 2020
Annual report of activities
Latin American YPNs
Award to the most active YPNs
Award to the Young Professional Hydro-Environment Challenge winners
Award to the Young Professional Congress winners
Young Professionals specific benefits include:
Free digital access and a special rate for the printed version of the following IAHR journals:
Journal of Hydraulic Research (6 issues per year)
The Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR) publishes research papers in theoretical, experimental and computational hydraulics and fluid mechanics, relating to rivers, lakes, estuaries, coasts, constructed waterways, and some internal flows such as pipe flows. To reflect current trends in water research, articles that explore outcomes of interdisciplinary hydro-environment studies with a strong fluid mechanical component are especially welcome. Although preference is given to fundamental issues, papers focusing on important unconventional or emerging applications of broad interest are also appreciated.
Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research (4 issues per year)
The Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research (JAWER) publishes papers and practical case studies on all aspects of hydro-environment engineering and research. JAWER welcomes applications related to integrated water resources management and hydro-policy and aims for international dissemination of innovative methods that will specifically showcase studies on interfacing technology-based solutions within the hydro-environment and their ecological value and services.
RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua (2 issues per year)
The Ibero American Water Journal (RIBAGUA) plays a unique role in helping researchers, engineers, and stakeholders in the region communicate their work in Spanish and Portuguese and focuses on topics of interest to the continent.
Journal of Ecohydraulics (2 issues per year)
The Journal of Ecohydraulics is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research. It publishes varied research undertaken in ecohydraulics, covering water resources and aquatic life, ecology, biology, hydraulics, engineering, geoscience, environmental science, climate change, and other related fields, with an emphasis on the integration of these disciplines and the contributions they can make for a sustainable future.
Journal of River Basin Management (4 issues per year)
The International Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM) plays a specific role in promoting a cross-sectorial approach encompassing all aspects of river and floodplain management, with a truly global perspective. The Journal is a response by the scientific and professional community to the World Water Vision and calls for an integrated approach to water resources management.
Fully searchable access to any archived articles appearing in past issues of the journals.
A free subscription to the online version of Hydrolink magazine.
A special rate for the online and printed version of the Journal of Hydro-environment Research (4 issues per year)
Free access to the IAHR membership platform with access to proceedings, papers, committees, the member directory, and much more;
- Urban Water Journal (10 issues per year)
- Journal of Hydroinfomatics (6 issues per year)
- Journal of Sediment Research (6 issues per year)
Discounts on all books, monographs and proceedings published by IAHR and Taylor & Francis
The option to apply for Article Publishing Charge (APC) waivers to publish in Water Science and Engineering (Open Access)
An opportunity for Latin American young professionals to publish in the Revista Hidrolationamericana de jóvenes investigadores y profesionales (IAHR Latin American Water Journal of Young Researchers and Professionals)
Published in Spanish once a year, the journal provides an opportunity for young researchers and professionals to make their research and work known and also provides the hydraulic Latin-American community with an overview of the research and original work carried out in different institutions.
Indexed in Latindex!
Reduced rates for IAHR (co-sponsored) conferences and symposiums.
Access the complete IAHR communications kit
The YPN logo is available in several colours and file formats. If you need the logo in another format or size, please contact IAHR communications manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please request the logo of your network to the IAHR communications and marketing manager.
Please feel free to use this presentation to promote IAHR's Young Professsionals Networks and inform other young professionals and students about the benefits of joining a YPN.
Please feel free to use this virtual background when organising your YPN-related virtual activities in Zoom, Skype, or any other conferencing app. Please request the virtual background of your network to the IAHR communications and marketing manager.
*IAHR membership is available on a two-tier fee structure with fees considerably lower for members from lower income countries. Countries are classified according to the World Bank’s country classification system. Low and middle-income countries are classified at the IAHR "lower" fee rate.
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