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Allied Organizations

Allied Organizations
Introduction

There are many scientific and professional organizations that are also working toward protecting and enhancing aquatic and riparian ecosystems. The links below will take you to their websites.

Collaborative Projects

EcoShape develops and shares knowledge about Building with Nature: a new approach to hydraulic engineering that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit environment, economy and society.


FIThydro addresses the decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP).

Scientific Organizations

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) is a worldwide independent organization of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application.


The International Society for River Science (ISRS) exists to foster and develop scholarship in all disciplines contributing to knowledge and wise stewardship of rivers and streams as vital natural and managed ecosystems.


The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

Professional Organizations

The Instream Flow Council (IFC) is a non‐profit organization made up of state, provincial, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies working to improve the effectiveness of instream flow programs and activities for conserving fish and wildlife and related aquatic resources.

International Governmental Organizations
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Fisheries in inland waters have long provided an important source of food for mankind.