Affiliated Societies

American Institute of Hydrology (AIH)

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The American Institute of Hydrology (AIH), founded in 1981, is a non-profit scientific and educational organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of professionals in the field of hydrology. AIH's goal is to promote hydrology as a science and profession and to help protect public interest from non-professional practices.

Take a moment to review the AIH Member Guide and Fact Sheet to learn more about the American Institute of Hydrology.

Professionals interested in being certified as hydrologists are evaluated by the AIH Board of Registration, which consists of nationally recognized and respected scientists and professionals. Candidates are evaluated for their education and experience, and are required to take one or more written examinations to demonstrate their competency. AIH encourages and facilitates continuing education of professionals certified by it.

In addition to certifying professionals in the field of hydrology, AIH also strives to improve the professional skills and abilities of its members, the professional community, and the public at large. It does so by disseminating hydrology-related information and connecting members through the AIH Bulletin, the AIH website, and various social media platforms. 

International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM)

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The International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) offers an international conference platform, hosted every 3 years, to discuss a range of flood related issues and realize significant change in a multidisciplinary, multisectoral area. It provides a unique opportunity for various specialists including engineers, planners, natural and social scientists, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers, and policy makers to come together to exchange ideas and experiences.
ICFM will consider the range of issues and challenges that affect flood management, particularly the need to build resilience into future planning. By providing a forum for researchers, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders, the conference will identify the key concerns and significant challenges of the future.

Polish Limnological Society (PLS)

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The Polish Limnological Society (PLS), founded in 2001, is a non-profit scientific society and educational organization in Poland that aims to disseminate information on all aspects related to lakes, including their physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and management. As of 2021, it has over 100 active members. It co-operates with other limnological societies in Europe and organizes international meetings and workshops. Additionally, the members of the PLS are organizing scientific expeditions to explore threatened lake ecosystems, such as the Aral Sea. The PLS publishes the Limnological Review, a Scopus-indexed journal. It is one of the signatories of the World Climate Statement on how anthropogenic climate change is affecting marine and freshwater ecosystems, with a plea to avoid their further degradation and to speed up mitigation.

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

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Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) leverages knowledge and our convening power to strengthen water governance for a just, prosperous, and sustainable future.

SIWI focuses on a range of research and development topics within and around water that support decision-makers worldwide. World Water Week, an expansion of Stockholm Water Symposium, is currently the world’s leading annual water event, the Stockholm Water Prize the most prestigious water award, and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize fosters future generations of water excellence.

The world is at a point where water crises and competition for water are no longer risks but a reality for many. We believe that the best way to tackle water crises, and help bring about lasting change, is to strengthen water governance among public and private actors alike. Essentially, this comprises who gets what water, when and how, and who has the right to water and related services, and the associated benefits. Through the Swedish Water House, we connect Swedish water stakeholders with each other and to international processes.

SIWI’s strong, international team of knowledge-generators, convenors, facilitators, and trainers works to strengthen the systems and processes that govern access to and protection of fresh water, with the overarching aim to contribute to poverty eradication.

Today, SIWI employs over 60 staff from some 20 countries in Stockholm, Sweden, and Pretoria, South Africa, enabling us to address complex, cross-cutting challenges faced by partners and clients from government and business around the world.

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