IAHS has initiated two scientific decades, which set the research agenda worldwide through collaborative forces.

2003 - 2012:  Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB)

2013 - 2022:  Everything Flows: Change in hydrology and society (Panta Rhei)

2023 - 2032: Science for solutions: Hydrology Engaging Local People IN one Global world (HELPING)

The overall aim with a scientific decade is to accumulate knowledge and streamline the efforts so that coherent engagement, sharing and focus accelerate scientific knowledge and understanding of a specific hydrological problem or phenomena. It stimulates vivid discussions between young and senior scientists globally. 

Topic for the Next IAHS decade?

After two successful decades, IAHS want to once more boost the community through launching a third topic for collaborative efforts in hydrological sciences. HELPING elaborated in a participatory community process.

Please, contribute to the process and share your ideas HERE

Time plan for the process:

·         10 December 2022 - 20 January 2023: online forum for suggesting topics

·         1-3 February: workshop in Córdoba, Spain + parallel online meetings (click here for Outcome Document)

·          20 February - 1 March: Survey on members engagement

·         15 March: first draft of a Concept Note at the IAHS website

·         16 March - 15 April: online forum open for suggesting Actions to the new decade

·         27 April: 1 or 2 splinter meetings at EGU in Vienna, Austria

·         29 April: 1 day workshop in Vienna, Austria (click here to register) Flyer

·         1 May: full version of the Concept Note published at the IAHS website

·         1-31 May: online forum open for comments and amendments 

·         11-20 July: Launching the new Scientific decade at the IUGG General Assembly in Berlin