ICFM6 will be organised by the Brazilian Water Resource Association – ABRH. Founded in 1977, ABRH is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research, and education. It is a professional association that congregates a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, biologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists, attorneys and social scientists.
ABRH is a highly respected organization in Brazil and abroad. Its meetings and symposia are the most significant water events in Brazil, with over 1,500 water professionals participating in its bi-annual symposium and presenting over 1,000 technical and scientific papers. Regional and specialty meetings are also an important arena for development of significant water issues in Brazil. Several meetings are organized in cooperation with organizations from Latin America and Portuguese speaking countries.
Throughout its 34 years of existence, ABRH developed a strong partnership with similar entities worldwide, especially with the IWRA - International Water Resources Association, IAHS - International Association on Hydraulic Sciences, APRH - Associação Portuguesa de Recursos Hídricos, IWA - international Water Association, and the GWP - Global Water Partnership.
ABRH has greatly contributed to making Brazil an international benchmark in the field of water resources thanks to its continuous commitment to the water cause.