A Year of Achievements

I hope this message finds you well as we approach the end of another remarkable year. It's been a journey filled with hard work, dedication, and significant accomplishments. As we prepare to bid farewell to 2023 and embrace the opportunities of the year ahead, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the remarkable successes we've achieved together.

HELPING: We embarked on a new scientific journey with the launch of the HELPING scientific decade, setting the stage for groundbreaking research and innovation.

Digital Water Globe Launch: Our commitment to embracing technological advancements was evident with the launch of the Digital Water Globe (DWG). The DWG is an innovative tool specially designed for, and by, IAHS members where you can give visibility to (un)published results, research sites and find peers for collaborating around the world. This innovative tool is set to revolutionize how we analyse and understand water systems, setting new standards for research and exploration.

New IAHS Website: Our digital presence received a major boost with the introduction of our new IAHS website, providing a user-friendly platform for our members.

UN 2023 Water Conference: IAHS was proudly represented at the UN 2023 Water Conference, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Berit Arheimer, Christophe Cudennec, and Salvatore Grimaldi.

IUGG General Assembly: We had the privilege of participating in the IUGG General Assembly, where we had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and collaborate with esteemed colleagues from around the world. Our members actively participated, contributing their expertise and insights to foster collaboration and innovation in the field.

2023 IAHS Officer Elections: We conducted successful officer elections during the IAHS Administrative Plenary in July, ensuring the leadership of our organization remains in capable hands.

Panta Rhei Symposium: The Panta Rhei Symposium was a resounding success, marking the closure of the Panta Rhei – Change in Hydrology and Society scientific decade. Your contributions made it a memorable event.

International Commission on Human-Water Feedbacks (ICHWF): The establishment of a new International Commission was a significant step forward, capitalizing on the momentum generated during the Panta Rhei Symposium.

IC Workshops: I am thrilled to share that this year has been a resounding success for our International Commissions’ workshops. We set out with a vision, and through our collective hard work, dedication, and passion, we have not only met but exceeded our goals. From innovative product development to fostering collaboration across borders, our workshops have been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

This year has been nothing short of extraordinary for IAHS, and it's all thanks to your unwavering commitment. The IAHS office is closed and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Looking ahead, 2024 promises new challenges and opportunities. I am confident that, with your enthusiasm and expertise, we will achieve even greater heights.

As we bid farewell to 2023 and look forward to the opportunities that await us in the coming year, I want to convey a simple yet profound message to each and every one of you. Your passion, expertise, and collaborative spirit are the driving forces behind our success.

Warm regards


Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema 
IAHS Secretary General

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