The 5th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering is to be held from 18 to 21 September, 2002 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference is organised by the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Environment of Poland and under the sponsorship of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR). The ICHE-2002 will extend the series of biennial conferences started in Washington, D.C. (1993), and continued in Beijing (1995), Cottbus/Berlin (1998) and Seoul (2000). These conferences have acted as a forum for reporting the latest advancements, reviewing the state of art, and exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of hydro-science and hydro-engineering.
Special emphasis has been laid on the transfer of technologies (including IT) and expertise among research scientists, practice engineers, management planners and policy makers. The principal objective of ICHE-2002 is to further and promote this co-operation and to continue the highly useful exchange of new ideas among the Conference participants representing theory and practice of technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of integrated water management. The Conference central theme is hydro-science and engineering in the changing world; challenges, opportunities and constraints. Because of the Conference venue, special emphasis will be laid on water-related issues special to the quickly developing transition economies. The Conference topical areas include: A Basics and Modelling Concepts, B Sub-Surface Hydraulics, C Hydrology and Environmental Hydraulics of fluvial Systems, D Hydraulic Structures, E Hydraulic of Coastal and Maritime Engineering, F Water Management Systems, G WEB bases engineering and education.