Granada, Spain

IAHR World Congress, 2021

From Snow to Sea

4-9 July 2021

Welcome

On behalf of the Congress Organising Group (COG) of the 39th IAHR World Congress and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), we are delighted to invite you to join the 39th IAHR World Congress in 2021 in Granada, Spain.

Spain is a leading country in Hydro-Environment Engineering, strongly involved with IAHR. We are also a hub for Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, a gateway to the world. Customs procedures for coming to Spain are very easy for the majority of countries around the world, with no visa needed for over 100 nationalities. Granada has superb transportation connections – there are more than 70 international flights (destinations) from Malaga Airport and over 200 through the Madrid and Barcelona Airports – and incredible accessibility from all parts of the world.

Granada is unique: there are few places in the world where one can see so many hydro-environment engineering processes in such a small area: snow, desert, pristine rivers, spectacular reservoirs, and traditional cultural techniques alongside ultra-modern technologies. Granada is a modern city but with an impressive historical legacy. Not too large, nor too small; very well connected and affordable for everybody.

The University of Granada is the leader in Europe in international student exchanges and has vast experience organizing large-scale events. The Granada Congress Centre with its unique auditorium capable of welcoming 2.000 delegates and its modern audio-visual facilities offers a state of the art conference experience in the heart of the city. PCO Kenes Spain has the experience, knowledge and reliability that the IAHR World Congress needs.

This Congress will bring together the enthusiasm of a whole country to organize a high-level event in the field of water. For us it’s not just another event, but the event of the year. The central theme of the Congress will be “From Snow to Sea”, linking past with present and focusing attention on the importance of considering the integral water cycle to address present and future challenges.

Specific topics including Human-water relationships, Snow, river and sediment management, Environmental hydraulics and urban water cycle, Hydraulic structures, Water resources management, valuing and resilience, Computational and experimental methods, Coasts, estuaries and shelves and Extreme events: from droughts to floods will be covered in regular sessions. Special Sessions will also be organized in collaboration with worldwide experts in the different fields.

The Congress will provide a platform for science and practice to meet. A lively exhibition alongside the congress will present the latest developments in equipment, software and instrumentation as well as enhance relevant achievements from practice. Workshops and training events will be offered as well throughout the event.