For Vice President Europe
Prof. Arthur Mynett
Professor of Hydraulic Engineering and Head of Water Science and Engineering Department at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Arthur Mynett has long been contributing to IAHR in various capacities. He was actively involved in specialist working groups and served for over a decade as secretary and chairman of the IAHR-IWA-IAHS Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics. He stimulated cross-links within IAHR as well as with other associations outside. He served as Division Chair and has been elected on Council since 2005.
As professor at UNESCO-IHE, Delft University of Technology, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences he has stimulated many young researchers from all over the world to contribute to IAHR’s regional and global conferences. His working experience of over 30 years with Delft Hydraulics enables him to convey the practitioners’ needs and promote IAHR in international fora.
Prof. Mynett is in charge of organizing the IAHR World Congress 2015 in the Netherlands.
Having served on Council for 10 consecutive years, I am much looking forward to contribute to our association as Vice President for another term. Special attention remains needed to increase the membership and financial viability of our association. Our new office in Beijing deserves full support in order to play a pivoting role in extending the presence of IAHR in South-East Asia. At the same time, assuring secure footings in Europe as well as in the America’s are pivoting if our association is to be recognized as a global player.
Water and environment are high on the global agenda and likely to become even higher during the coming decades due to increasing global population and effects of climate change.
The various World Water For a all emphasize the need for an integrated approach in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, professional water associations tend to remain discipline-oriented. Hence closer links and ties are to be developed amongst the numerous water associations (IWA, IAHS, ICID, ICOLD, …). Over the past few years IAHR has already initiated this process, but further elaboration and effort is required to jointly develop a stronger future role.
As Chair of the LOC for 36th IAHR World Congress in Delft-TheHague I had the privilege to work with our future generations – I will continue to further stimulate and support our Young Professionals Networks and the IAHR Africa Division.