The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) is a non-profit non-governmental scientific organisation committed to serving the science of hydrology and the worldwide community of hydrologists. The IAHS was established in 1922, and presently claims a membership in excess of 8600 with members in almost 200 countries

Centre UNESCO Montpellier

The UNESCO International Center of Montpellier (ICIReWaRD: International Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Water Systems Dynamics) is undoubtedly an international recognition of the leading role played by the Montpellier community of water sciences. The Center is positioned as one of the most important worldwide - by the diversity of its research and training themes and the influence of its teams in the North as in the South.

University of Montpellier

The University of Montpellier (UM) is the 6th largest university in France, with about 50,000 students including 7000 come from abroad to study in Montpellier. One of the most innovative higher education institutions in the world, UM ranks very high in many international rankings : first in the world in the 2018 Shanghai ranking for Ecology, first most innovative French university in 2018 Reuter's ranking, 5th in France in 2018 Leiden's ranking for the quality of its scientific publications, 3rd French university in the 2019 "University Impact ranking" of Times Higher Education.
These increasingly outstanding results reflect the dynamism triggered by the Montpellier University of Excellence I-SITE project since the prestigious certification was obtained in March 2017.


The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.