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American Institute of Hydrology (AIH)

Meet the AIH 2024 Awardees...

We’re recognizing this year’s recipients for excellence in surface water and groundwater during the AWRA, UCOWR, NIWR 60th Anniversary Joint Water Resources Conference.

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Upcoming Events

23 May 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join AIH for our next webinar! Register here. AIH members = $0.00 (contact admin@aihydrology.org or (540) 500-1933 for the promotion code) Lapsed/non-members = $35.00 Speaker: Brian Cosgrove NWM Technical Director […]

07 June 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologist-in-Training (HIT) membership is for new college graduates who have passed the […]

07 June 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologic Technician (HT) has an emphasis on hands-on knowledge and field experience. The certification […]

02 August 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologist-in-Training (HIT) membership is for new college graduates who have passed the […]

02 August 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologic Technician (HT) has an emphasis on hands-on knowledge and field experience. The certification […]

04 October 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologist-in-Training (HIT) membership is for new college graduates who have passed the […]

04 October 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologic Technician (HT) has an emphasis on hands-on knowledge and field experience. The certification […]

14 October 2024
All day

We are pleased to announce that the 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-8) is back. The conference is organized by the MDPI journal Water (ISSN: 2073-4441, Impact Factor: […]

06 December 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologist-in-Training (HIT) membership is for new college graduates who have passed the […]

06 December 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, contact AIH Membership & Certification Database Manager, Ginger Tinsley at admin@aihydrology.org or call 540-500-1933. The Hydrologic Technician (HT) has an emphasis on hands-on knowledge and field experience. The certification […]

06 October 2025
All day
Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 Sixth Street
Ely, Nevada 89301 United States

2025 National Cave & Karst Management Symposium Hosted by the Western Cave Conservancy Cave and karst resource management spans a wide array of scientific and recreational disciplines. Across North America, […]

Who We Are

The American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) was founded in 1981 as a non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the certification and registration of professionals in all fields of hydrology. AIH is the only nationwide organization that offers certification to qualified hydrologic professionals.

AIH PURPOSE
The purpose of AIH is to enhance and strengthen the standing of hydrology as a science and profession by:

  • Establishing standards and procedures to certify individuals qualified to practice hydrology
  • Establishing and maintaining ethical standards to protect the public from irresponsible work
  • Providing education, public advice, and training in hydrology

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
The benefits of being a member of AIH include:

  • Peer and employer recognition of professional competence in hydrology for career advancement
  • Certification to perform duties specified by certain agencies
  • Association to a nationwide network of hydrologists
  • Access to and opportunities for contributing to AIH Bulletin
  • Access to career development and continuing education resources
  • Eligibility for annual awards

Examinations

Unlike certification examinations for other organizations, AIH examinations focus solely on knowledge and understanding of hydrology.

Benefits of Certification

Certification by AIH provides a means by which the public, employers, and clients can recognize those hydrologic professionals who are judged by their peers to possess the proper and necessary qualifications to practice their profession with integrity.

Benefits of being certified by AIH include:

  • Peer recognition of professional competence in hydrology
  • Career resources
  • A nationwide network of hydrologists
  • AIH Bulletin
  • Access to continuing education resources

Affiliate Organizations

  • Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
  • Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
  • The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • The Occupational Information Network (O*NET)