The Technical Program of the 33RD IAHR Congress will be comprised of sessions that address major water engineering topics associated with the sustainable well-being of the environment at local, regional, and global scales.
The Congress will place equal emphasis on poster and oral presentations of papers. Each session of oral presentations will be paralleled by poster presentations. Posters will be on display for several hours in a central location.
In addition, the Congress will offer you the opportunity to network with peers from throughout the world at several events that include the President’s Reception & Dinner early in the week, and the Congress Banquet nearer the conclusion of the week. These networking events are designed for your pleasure and to provide you with a glimpse into the vivid culture of Vancouver and its diverse people, as you expand your professional horizons.---------------
As of October 2008, the topics and tracks for the 33rd IAHR Congress are as follows (Click here for a PDF version of the list):
Topic A. Advances in the Fundamentals of Water Science and Engineering
This topic concentrates on new ideas and general fundamental concepts facilitating the advance of engineering hydraulics.
A-1. The mechanics of water flow
A-2. Multi-phase flows
A-3. Sediment transport and fluvial processes
A-4. Numerical modeling
A-5. Laboratory experiments, instrumentation, and hydraulic modeling
S-1. Special Seminar linked to A-3, Sediment Transport at Hydraulic Jumps*
S-2. Special Seminar linked to A-4, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method*
S-3. Special Seminar linked to A-5, Experimental Research Around the World, organized by Euro-HydraLab*
S-4. Special Seminar linked to A-3 and A-4, Advanced Turbulence Modeling for Flow and Transport Processes in River Engineering*
S-11. Special Exhibit Seminar linked to A-4 but offered separate from Technical Program, Telemac*
Topic B. Water Engineering in Support of Built Environments
This topic focuses on applied science and engineering to support the energy, water supply, and water-management needs of human infrastructure.
B-1. Flow conveyance systems
B-2. Water control and hydraulic structures (including intakes, outlets, outfalls, and spillways)
B-3. Hydraulic machinery for water and power delivery
B-4. Urban drainage and flood protection (including rainwater and stormwater management)
B-5. Wastewater management (Separation of waste streams, hydraulic issues in centralized and distributed systems, and management of treatment residuals)
S-5. Special Seminar linked to B-1, Fluid Transients in Closed and Open Channels*
S-6. Special Seminar linked to B-4, Applied Hydrology*
Topic C. Water Engineering for the Protection and Enhancement of Natural Watershed and Aquifer Environments
This topic revolves around the processes and engineering activities associated with the environmental aspects of water flow in watersheds and aquifers.
C-1. Eco-hydraulics (including natural and commercial fisheries)
C-2. Groundwater hydraulics (including integrated river basin management for water quantity, quality, and ecosystems)
C-3. Lake and reservoir hydraulics
C-4. Waterway restoration (including impacts of dam removal or rehabilitation, aquatic creature passage)
C-5. Climate influences on water flow in watersheds
S-7. Special Seminar linked to C-5, Climate Change*
Topic D. Water Engineering for Sustainable Coastal and Offshore Environments (Built and Natural)
This topic examines natural processes and engineering activities associated with the well-being of marine and coastal environments, both built and natural.
D-1. Advances in understanding, modeling, and forecasting waves
D-2. Coastal processes and coastal morphologies
D-3. Estuary hydraulics
D-4. Wave loads and the performance of coastal and offshore structures
D-5. Protection of coastal cities
S-8. Special Seminar linked to D-2 & D-3, Marine Current Power*
S-9. Special Seminar linked to D-5, Beach Drainage*
Topic E. Advances in Hydroinformatics for Integrated Watershed and Coast Management
This topic links hydraulic engineering work with contemporary developments in cyber-based, or hydroinformatic, methods for monitoring and managing watersheds and coastal regions.
E-1. Observational data models
E-2. Multi-process, data-driven modeling
E-3. Digital watersheds and coasts (fusion of data with models)
E-4. Decision-support systems (including economic and social aspects of management)
E-5. Policy and institutional issues (including trans-boundary waters)
E-6. Education and Training (see F-2)
S-10. Special Seminar linked to E-5, International Flood Initiative*
Topic F. Issues in Education and Professional Development
This topic focuses on the education and training aspects of water engineering. Additionally, it includes presentations on the historical impacts of hydraulic engineering, and on biographical facets of notable hydraulicians.
F-1. Fundamentals, Expts, Modeling, Instrumentation
F-2. Hydroinformatics (also serves as E-6)
F-3. History: Engineering Applications & People
* Special Seminar denotes a specific session involving only invited papers.
Award to be presented: CSCE Hydrotechnical Division 2009 Student Award for the best Masters thesis in Canada related to water resource engineering or management.