The International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (ISHS) is the flagship event of the Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee (HSTC) of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). It's organized in different parts of the world every 2 years, aiming to facilitate the sharing of information among water engineers coming from different regions, industries and background, including developed and developing countries, and hydraulic engineering students, young and senior professionals.

The upcoming event would be the eighth in a successful series of Hydraulic Structures Symposia organized by the HSTC, in cooperation with other Committees, Associations and Institutions. The first was held in Tehran, Iran, in 2004; the second was held in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, in 2006; the third took place in Nanjing, China, in 2008; the fourth was held in 2012 in Porto, Portugal; the fifth in Brisbane, Australia, in 2014; the sixth in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 2016; and the seventh was held in Aachen, Germany, in 2018. The 8th ISHS will be held in Santiago, Chile in May 2020. Global and regional students, professionals and researchers will conform an ideal forum for developing international links and for exchanging knowledge, experiences, ideas and technologies related with hydraulic engineering and hydraulic structures.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), I am pleased to extend this invitation to all interested students, researchers and practitioners from all over the globe to participate and be part of the 8th IAHR ISHS.

LOC Chair
José Manuel Adriasola

Principal Engineer, MSc, BDES
Bechtel Chile, Av. Apoquindo 3885 16th floor
7550177 Santiago, CHILE