To provide a forum for engineers and scientists working in the area of hydraulics and allied disciplines.To disseminate information to engineers and scientists
in the field of hydraulics through seminars/symposia/etc.To encourage its members to keep up-to-date with developments in he country and abroad.
To publish a Journal of Hydraulic Engineering containing research / review papers, notes etc., twice a year and also a newsletter as may be considered necessary
(presently ISH news is being published online thrice a year)To liaise with various international societies working in the field of hydraulics such as International
Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR).To accord recognition to outstanding workers in hydraulics, through suitable awards.