IAHR EPD Scope
Major goals of IAHR, founded in
1935, were to stimulate and promote basic and applied research in
hydraulics and hydraulic engineering, and to provide a forum for the
international community of hydraulic engineers.
Today it is an association of over 2,000 individual members of all continents. We need to fill the gap between fluid research and the practice of hydraulic engineering emphasising the importance of application-oriented research and much larger-scale of involvement of practising engineers in the activities of IAHR.
The Section on Education and Professional Development was formed in 1995 based on the work of a Task Group headed by Prof. Helmut Kobus for several years. The activity of the section is aimed at enhancing technology transfer in several aspects.
Education is the classical sense of transferring knowledge to the next generation. The dialogue between practising engineers and researchers also needs to be intensified to fill the existing gap. Continuing education for engineers aims at brushing up their professional skills to cope with new developments in technology or professional practices.