The dress code for the Congress is Pacific Northwest casual. Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.
To receive a Meeting Request Form, please contact your respective representative, depending on the affiliation of your committee. See the table below for information on currently-scheduled committee meetings.
IAHR Section & EWRI Committee Meetings
Sunday, August 9, 2009
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||IAHR Leadership Seminar (by invitation only)||Georgia A/B|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||CSCE Meeting: Council of the Hydrotechnical Division of CSCE||Brighton|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Global Water Issues||Kensington|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Hydraulic Structures||Constable|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Urban Drainage||Cavendish|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Maritime Hydraulics||Dover|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Water Resources||Cavendish|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Intrumentation & Experimental Hydraulics||Kensington|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Fluid Mechanics||Dover|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Groundwater||Lord Byron|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Fluvial Hydraulics||Constable|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Ecohydraulics||Lord Byron|
|5:30 - 9:00 PM||EWRI Irrigation Delivery & Drainage Systems Committee Meeting||Prince of Wales|
|6:00 - 7:00 PM||IAHR, CSCE, ASCE-EWRI Collaborative Meeting with Keynote||Windsor|
|6:30 - 7:30 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: JHR/JRBM Meet the Editor||Lord Byron|
Monday, August 10, 2009
|12:30 - 1:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) - New Group||Regency F|
|12:30 - 1:15 PM||IAHR Regional Division Meeting: European Division||Brighton|
|12:30 - 1:15 PM||IAHR Regional Division Meeting: Asia Pacific Division||Constable|
|12:30 - 1:15 PM||IAHR Regional Division Meeting: Latin American Division||Kensington|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Experimental Uncertainty and Measurements Errors Committee Meeting||Plaza B|
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
|12:30 - 1:15 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Education and Professional Development||Brighton|
|12: 30 - 1:15 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Marine Renewable Energy - New Group||Plaza C|
|5:30 - 6:30 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Composite Modeling - New Group||Kensington|
|5:30 - 6:30 PM||IAHR Using Social Networks Meeting (by Invitation)||Oxford|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee Meeting||Plaza B|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Jounral of Hydraulic Engineering Editorial Board Meeting||Plaza C|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Sedimentation Committee Meeting||Regency E|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Bridge Scour Task Committee Meeting||Regency F|
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
|12:30 - 1:15 PM||Marine Outfall Systems||Oxford|
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||IAHR Student Chapter Meeting||Regency A/B|
|6:00 - 7:30 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Marine Outfall Systems||Kensington|
|6:00 - 7:30 PM||IAHR Applied Hydrology Working Group||Brighton|
|6:00 - 8:00 PM||IAHR Compound Channels Working Group||Lord Byron|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Dam/Levee Break Fluvial Processes Task Committee Meeting||Plaza B|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Ecohydraulics Committee Meeting||Plaza C|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Green Roofs Task Committee Meeting||Regency E|
|6:30 - 10:30 PM||EWRI Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods Committee Meeting||Regency F|
Thursday, August 13, 2009
|3:45 - 4:00 PM||IAHR Section Meeting: Fast Transients - New Group||Plaza A|
|4:15 - 5:50 PM||IAHR Hydroinformatics Joint Committee||Seymour|
|6:00 - 7:00 PM||IAHR General Members Assembly||Georgia A/B|
Friday, August 14, 2009
|8:00 - 9:00 AM||IAHR Breakfast Debriefing Meeting with ASCE-EWRI and IAHR LOC Chairs for 2009, 2011, and 2013||Oxford|
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||IAHR Section Meeting: Beach Dewatering - New Group||Georgia B|
For EWRI Committee Meetings, contact Ann Rountree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For IAHR Committee Meetings, please contact Elsa Incio at email@example.com.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V7X, Canada
Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means to get cash at the many 24 hour-access automated banking machines. As in the U.S. and Europe, these machines accept cards with Plus, Interac and Cirrus symbols and there is one on almost every block in downtown Vancouver. International currency exchanges are also available at the airport and at all banks in the city. All taxis and many restaurants and businesses accept major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express), travelers cheques, and U.S. currency on par, although exchange rates vary daily.
Exchange Rates (As of 6/22/09):
$1US = C$1.154 / C$1 = $.8666US
1€ = C$1.6015 / C$1 = €.6244
Livingston Event Logistics has been appointed as the official customs broker for the 33rd IAHR Congress being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, August 9-14, 2009. Livingston Event Logistics staff will assist exhibitors with their entry/import and return/export of goods.
Click here to view information on Customs and Freight for the Congress.
The Hyatt is located 2 blocks from Robson Street where you will find many restaurants, offering a choice of diverse menus.
The Royal Centre Mall (www.royalcentremall.com/retail/) is attached to the Hyatt and has food outlets. Here you can find delectable soups and sandwiches as well as international cuisine.
For more dining suggestions, visit www.dinehere.ca.
At the Congress, IAHR/ASCE will operate a popular bookstore offering more than 400 titles, many of which will only be available at the Congress.
Congress management supports a “No Smoking” policy. Smoking is prohibited in the Hyatt Regency Vancouver and at all indoor venues hosting IAHR events.
The Onsite Registration Counter will be located in the Hyatt during these hours:
* Subject to change
The full proceedings will be published on CD and included with each Full and Full Student Registration fee. All those who should receive the Proceedings with their registration or who have purchased a copy via their registration form will receive a ticket with their onsite materials. You MUST pick up your Proceedings onsite by submitting your ticket to the Proceedings Desk located in the Registration Area. If you fail to pick up your Proceedings onsite, then post-Congress you must mail in your Proceedings ticket with a written request within 30 days of the Congress, or no later than September 10, 2009.
Additional proceedings may be purchased for $100US. After the Congress, please order from the ASCE Publications Department: www.pubs.asce.org/.
Earn up to 60 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – nationally recognized units of record – by attending technical sessions.
Please note that there are differences in continuing education requirements for professional engineering licensure by jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction’s registration board has the final authority to approve courses, credits, professional development hours for courses, and other methods of earning credit in that state. Congress management strongly recommends that individuals check with their own registration boards regularly for specific continuing education requirements in their jurisdictions that affect professional engineering licensure and the ability to renew licensure.
Programs and Sessions are subject to change and IAHR Congress Management reserves the right to substitute a program, session, and/or speaker of equal caliber to fulfill educational requirements.
Let your company shape the industry! To sponsor the 33RD IAHR Congress and its activities, please contact: Wendy W. Ashburn, Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager: 240-776-4237 / IAHRExhibitSponsorship@asce.org.
Guests may attend all Congress functions, but must purchase separate tickets for those designated events not included in the Spouse/Guest Registration detailed on page 13.
Students are encouraged to register for and attend 33RD IAHR Congress events at greatly reduced rates. Take advantage of the technical enrichment offered in regular sessions and in Master Classes for Young Researchers, and enjoy this special introduction to the water engineering field. Review the Student Activities page for more information on the student events and registration details.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. Served by 40 airlines, it sees about 17 international and 22 scheduled U.S. flights daily.
Downtown Vancouver is approximately 11 miles or 25 minutes away and easily reached by scheduled coach transfers, limousine, taxi, car rentals, and transit. An efficient airport transfer service called the Airporter transports delegates from the airport to all downtown hotels for approximately C$13 each way or C$20 return. Taxi fares are roughly C$27. Private limousine service is C$42 one-way, plus gratuity. All of
these services accept credit cards. All transportation departs from both domestic and international terminals on a regular basis and delivers riders to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the official site of the
33RD IAHR Congress.
At the UBC bus loop on University Blvd., East Mall, UBC, take Bus #44 directly to the Hyatt. Bus fare is approx. C$2.50 one way.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents require a birth certificate, a resident alien card or a green card together with photo I.D. or passport to enter Canada. A driver’s license is NOT accepted as proof of
American citizens require passports to cross back into the U.S. Travelers are advised to stay informed of U.S. passport regulations.
Persons visiting from countries other than the United States must have a valid passport and may require other documentation such as visas. Check with the nearest Canadian Consulate well in advance of travel. For more information, please see www.cic.gc.ca.
Foreign officials and transportation companies are vigilant concerning documentation for children crossing international borders. Generally, any individual younger than 18 years of age could be considered a child. Unless a child is accompanied by both legal parents, the following documentation should be carried by the child or the accompanying adult:
Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travelling insurance. People travelling outside their own countries are advised to carry trip cancellation insurance, medical insurance, and insurance to cover loss/damage to personal effects.
Vancouver has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Summer is sunny and warm, almost never too hot and seldom humid. In August, temperatures range from 21ºC/72ºF to 12ºC/56ºC and it is sunny 56% of the time.