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Announcement for IWHA Elections

Fall 2016

Call for Self-Nominations –Executive Council of the International Water History Association

The International Water History Association (IWHA) is seeking self-nominations from individuals interesting in running for positions on its Executive Council.  The Executive Council is the governing body of the Association, managing its business, assets, and activities.  Elections will be held in the spring of 2017, and newly elected council members will begin their terms at the Association’s upcoming bi-annual Water History Conference, to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, June 15-17.

The Association will be holding elections for the following positions:

  1. President (2-year term)
  2. Vice-President (2-year term, after which the Vice-President will succeed to the presidency)
  3. Secretary (6-year term)
  4. Treasurer (6-year term)
  5. At-Large Members (2 open positions, 4-year terms)

For more about these positions, see the IWHA website:

Candidates wishing to run for a position must meet two of the following requirements:

  1. Involvement in at least one IWHA conference.  
  2. Experience researching and/or publishing in the field of water history. Involvement in the IWHA journal of Water History (as a reviewer, author, editor) is a plus.
  3. Active in relevant scholarly networks (water history or water studies, environmental history, water policy, etc.).

If you wish to run for a position, please send a self-nomination to Dr. Matthew Bender, at-large member of the Council and member of the Nominations Committee, no later than December 15, 2016.  Be sure to include the following:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With thanks,

The IWHA Nominating Committee

Matthew Bender, The College of New Jersey (

Heather Hoag, University of San Francisco (

Terje Østigård, The Nordic African Institute, (

Journal of Water History

The International Water History Association (IWHA) is proud to have its own societal journal, Water History.
Water History welcomes articles from such fields and perspectives as environmental history, urban history, the history of technology, archaeology, cultural studies, management studies, engineering, geography, agricultural history, and the sciences. Though we encourage submissions that are relevant to today’s concerns, the journal’s core mission is to study the past, not the present. Articles should primarily relate to the history of water and the way that it has affected both human history and other aspects of the natural world. Excited? Submit online! 

For further questions, please contact one of the editors.
Heather J. Hoag
History Department
University of San Francisco
Maurits W. Ertsen
Water Resources Management
Delft University of Technology