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Société Hydrotechnique de France


La Société Hydrotechnique de France (S.H.F.), working at the forefront of research and industrial processes, carries out its activities in the following areas:
  •  in the field of water, under various aspects of resources management, everyday use for human needs, agriculture, industry and transport, including environmental impact and the study of natural phenomena related to hydrology, meteorology, flood, low flows and drought;
  •  and the more general field of fluid mechanics of all types, industrial applications and hydro machinery.

The operating efficiency of the S.H.F, a non-profit association founded in 1912, is based on its dual structure:

The S.H.F. brings together industrial and agricultural groups, engineering firms and laboratories, public institutions and local authorities, as well as individual members.
The Scientific and Technical Committee groups consisted of researchers, university professors, engineers and managers in interdisciplinary departments and workshops who carry out the studies and research defined by its Steering Committee:
 Scientific and technical committee

Steering Committee


Working groups

La Houille Blanche (International journal of water)
Published with the patronage of the SHF every two months, La Houille Blanche, International Journal of Water, proposes detailed analysis of the most up-to-date developments in all branches of hydraulics. Its theme files, prepared by renowned specialists, make "La Houille Blanche" a reference for water engineers and researchers not only in France but all aver the world. Our scientific journal is available on line since December 2006.

The association's purpose is to encourage progress in and development of scientific culture and knowledge in all the fields relating to water resources and hydrotechnical sciences (Clause 1 of its statutes).

Symposia, Workshops, Conventions and more
The results of the S.H.F.'s work are reflected in the great variety of events organized by the association. Reports and papers are printed on transactions, guides and other topics which are published in great part in the journal "La Houille Blanche" International Journal of Water", the association's essential means of expression.
The Hydraulic Congress
The association's congress, under the title of "Les Journées de l'Hydraulique"in French is of great importance and provides the opportunity to bring together an international community of water engineers, mechanical engineers, hydrologists, and meteorologists, as well as representatives of administrations and local authorities. The Congress is normally held biannually.
Technical assistance
On request, the S.H.F can advise and assist its members in their activities and in their efforts to improve techniques in theoretical or applied hydraulics, protection of the environment, risk management and training.
As an independent body of experts, the association also provides completely impartial arbitration.

The Henri MILON award is granted each year to the author of a book or thesis related to hydrology.

The Jean VALEMBOIS's prize is awarded each year to a research worker contributing to the field of fluid mechanics.

The “Grand prix Hydrotechnique” award is granted annually on the occasion of the association's Congress. The winner is elected for his contribution to the fields in which the S.H.F is active.

Thanks to the experience acquired, the competence of its members and to their support, the S.H.F has managed to create a sense of belonging to the same community on the part of all the participants in hydraulics, despite the great diversity of professions concerned. It’s objectives are :
  •  to contribute to the development of relations between water engineers, mechanical engineers and more generally all the professionals taking an interest in water resources, and to reinforce its ties to other scientific associations to seek out synergy between them;
  •  to take its rightful place concerning its contribution to hydrotechnics, to promote and strengthen the French school;
  •  to participate in the activities of international agencies such as the International Association for Hydraulic Research (I.A.H.R) and the World Water Council and to establish and provide assistance in relations with domestic companies.

Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis

L'université de Nice Sophia Antipolis est une université française, créée en 1965, implantée à Nice et dans le département des Alpes-Maritimes. Elle accueille 26 000 étudiants, dont 17,3 % d'étrangers, répartis sur plusieurs campus et unités de formation et de recherche (UFR). Elle compte environ 1 400 chercheurs et enseignants-chercheurs. Entre 150 et 200 thèses sont soutenues chaque année. L'Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis est composée de huit facultés (UFR), d'un IUT, d'un IAE, d'une École polytechnique universitaire ainsi que d'un IUFM. Depuis novembre 2008, l'Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur lui est rattachée.

Polytech'Nice-Sophia est l'école d'ingénieurs de l'Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Dans une démarche de développement d'une offre de formation originale, innovante et performante au meilleur niveau international, l'école Polytech'Nice-Sophia est née en 2005.

L'école propose des formations d'ingénieurs dans des secteurs d'activités qui connaissent aujourd'hui une très forte croissante et qui assurent une insertion professionnelle à tous les élèves. Polytech'Nice-Sophia accueille près de 1.000 élèves qui suivent les formations offertes dans cinq grands domaines scientifiques et technologiques  - Electronique, Informatique, Mathématiques appliquées, Génie biologique et Ingénierie de l'eau - issus, pour certains, de l'Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatique (ESSI) et de l'Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieur de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (ESINSA). Ces futurs ingénieurs ont pour ambition d'apporter leurs compétences et leur enthousiasme aux entreprises qui souhaitent relever les défis de demain.

Les contenus pédagogiques et scientifiques des formations sont placées sous la responsabilité des cinq départements thématiques que rassemble Polytech'Nice-Sophia :

Polytech'Nice-Sophia est une école membre du réseau Polytech, située au coeur du parc scientifique international de Sophia-Antipolis, la plus grande technopole d'Europe.


Les partenaires industriels de SimHydro 2010 sont:


Compagnie Nationale du Rhone - Electricié de France - Sogreah Consultants