The country's water, energy, transportation and other allied developmental fields have witnessed growth in crests and troughs over the past few decades.
What India, for many years lacked was a centralised governing body to chronicle, archive and scientifically anaylse the effectiveness and impact of new,technologies in
these core infrastructural sectors. The field of Hydraulics Engineering, a key discipline that bridges the infrastructural channels of aneconomy, was in dire need of a pre-
siding authority to bring order and a measure of planned structure to the process of growth.Standardization of procedure and appropriation delegationof accountability
for these high investment sectors wa also essential,given the long drawn timeframes typically associated withengineering projects undertaken on a national scale.The an-
swer was provided in theform of ISH Indian Society of Hyd(ISH) a technical, educational, nonprofiteering national organisation, established in 1992 to serve as a common
platform for engineers, scientists and technical personnel working inhydraulics and other allied fields. ISH was primarily conceived to foster a sense of understanding and
connectvity amongstfellow techies, to help,them be on the same wavelength of through and work with sigular focus towords common goals. ISH helps technical personnel
stay abreast with,the latest development in hydraulics by organising regular meets, symposiums,gatherings and seminars. the body also makes it a point to recognize outst
anding achievements in the field, by giving away awards to the deserving. The ISH headquarters are located at Central Power and Research Station in Khadakwasla, Pune.