On behalf of the Technical Committee on Hydraulics of Dams of the United States Society on Dams (USSD), and the Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research (IAHR), it is our pleasure to invite you to the 6th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (ISHS 2016) that will take place on 27th-30th of June, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

This Symposium will bring together domestic and international expertise from research, practice, and implementation in a forum for knowledge exchange and networking discussion on critical issues related to hydraulic structure research, performance, operations, maintenance, and community implications.  This series has a rich tradition of stimulating interest on advancement in the development and use of hydraulic structure elements and systems.  The Symposium will inform and instigate discussions on advanced tools, applications, and unique approaches needed to develop and implement more effective, environmentally sound, and robust solutions.

We are very pleased to announce that the ISHS 2016 technical program will include:

  • Technical Sessions on Hydraulic Structures
  • Keynote Presentations
  • A Technical Workshop on stepped spillways
  • A specialty session on "Water Systems Management"
  • A Technical Tour along the Columbia River, including Bonneville Lock and Dam.

This event also provides an excellent opportunity to experience the City of Portland and explore Oregon.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2016!

Host Organizations

Previous ISHS Events

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Final Manuscripts were due 15 March 2016.  Thank you authors for your many efforts and support!

  Please send any questions or concerns to admin@ishs2016.com

5th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures                             Brisbane, Australia

4th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures                                   Porto, Portugal

3rd International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures                                    Nanjing, China

2nd International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures          Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela

1st International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures                                          Tehran, Iran