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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. 

Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology (JSPH)

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The Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology (JSPH) covers study fields of snow and ice, terrains, lakes, rivers, groundwater, hot spring, landslide, etc., and aims to clarify processes of the circulation and dynamics of all the inland waters including brackish water in the coastal regions.

The JSPH was founded in January 1978, which originated in the discussion for the foundation in the annual conference of the Japanese Society of Limnology held in Hakodate, Japan, in October 1976. Through plenty of discussion before the foundation, the necessity of a society corresponding to the development of a physical field in hydrology has been recognized. The first annual conference of the JSPH was held in Laboratory of Geography, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University from 1–2 December 1979.

In November 2018, the 40th anniversary conference of JSPH took place in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture. Then, our journal, Journal of the Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology, was determined to be issued as an e-journal. This journal takes a review system, and accepted papers will soon be registered on the web site of the J-Stage with DOI.

At present, there are many global studies corresponding to activated or uneven water cycles accompanying global warming and aridification. Corresponding to the global studies, the role of our society on the clarification of physical processes to provide theoretical bases will become more and more important in the future. Please visit our website (URL: http://jsph.sub.jp/).

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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