The International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE), as part of The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), convenes welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and collaborative events. We are committed to providing a safe and productive environment for all the meeting participants. Conference attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, service providers, and others must abide by our Code of Conduct. The 2024 event is a joint event between ISE and Fish Passage, and this Code of Conduct applies to everyone, no matter their affiliation.

The Code of conduct principles are:

  • Respect: All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff should treat each other with respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or any other characteristic. Thus, any kind of harassment is not tolerated, including but not limited to: verbal comments, gestures, or images that are offensive or discriminatory, unwanted physical contact, or deliberate intimidation.
  • Inclusivity: The conference strives to be inclusive of people from all backgrounds and perspectives. Speakers, panelists, and participants may represent a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and identities.
  • Accessibility: The conference is wheelchair accessible.
  • Safe Environment: The conference should be a safe space for all attendees. Any behavior that is threatening or violent will not be tolerated.
  • Scientific integrity: All research presented should be conducted with scientific integrity and adhere to ethical standards. Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Professionalism: Attendees should maintain a high level of professionalism throughout the conference This includes being punctual, respectful of others’ time, and refraining from engaging in any behavior that could damage the reputation of the conference or the profession.

Expected Behaviors:

  • Uphold standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.
  • Treat all participants, attendees, staff, and exhibitors with respect and consideration, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or any other characteristic.
  • We value the diversity of views and opinions, and it is important when bringing different opinions to criticize ideas rather than individuals.
  • Foster a welcoming environment, which may include assisting attendees who have challenges with mobility or functioning and are neurodiverse, if necessary.
  • Be inclusive of first-time attendees.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviors and speech directed toward others including attendees, participants, staff, and exhibitors.
  • Appropriate and responsible personal use of photographs or posts to social media of another individual’s oral presentation, poster, or likeness is acceptable unless permission is expressly denied by the individual.
  • Attendees should be mindful of your surroundings and your fellow participants.
  • All attendees are expected to provide their true professional name and primary affiliation, and contact information, including an email address and/or phone number
  • Be proactive and good steward of the conference and report any breach you witness of the Code of Conduct to the conference organizers directly if you see one, they can be recognized by their color tag, or to the following email: and phone number 1-581-984-6049.

Unacceptable Behaviors:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form is unacceptable. Promoting or participating in harassment, bullying, discrimination, or intimidation on-site, online, and/or on social media is equally unacceptable.
    • Remember that a behavior that is acceptable to one person may not be acceptable to another, so use discretion to be sure respect is communicated. Regardless of your intent, if you are advised directly or by another party that some aspect of your speech or behavior is harassment, you are expected to stop engaging in such speech or behavior.
  • Physically or verbally abuse or other forms of abuse toward any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff, service provider, or other guests, is unacceptable.
    • Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, unwanted sexual attention, verbal comments or demeaning jokes related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, social status, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, culture, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations.
  • Do not use social or mainstream media to target individual actions of participants in a way that could harm their privacy or professional status or open them to slander or libel.
  •  Non-respect of individual intellectual property.
  •  Do not disrupt talks at oral or poster sessions or activities in the exhibit hall.
  • Any retaliation against participants for reporting unacceptable behavior is unacceptable.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior:

  • Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety should contact local law enforcement (by calling 911) and immediately notify hotel security without delay.
  • Alert the conference organizing committee member if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress. Report to the conference organizing committee member if you notice someone who is not respecting the code of conduct. Conference organizers have a green color name tags and you can also report or fill a complaint using the following email: and phone number 1-581-984-6049


  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  • Consequences may include one or more of the following actions:
    •  Dismissal from the meeting without refund.
    •  Exclusion from any future events.
    •  Reporting to your agency, employer, or affiliation.
    •  If the offense is criminal, local law enforcement will be contacted.