39th IAHR World Congress


On behalf of the International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 39th IAHR World Congress to be held in Granada, Spain, from June 19th to 24th, 2022. For more than seventy-five years, the biennial IAHR World Congresses have brought together leading experts to help address the world’s pressing water environment engineering challenges. The event has traditionally provided researchers and decision makers the opportunity to share recent advances and experiences, identify emerging technology trends and engage in lively debates that have positively impacted our world.

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.

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