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What is the EHI

What is the EHI

The Human Hydration Hub

The European Hydration Institute is a foundation established with the objectives of advancing and sharing knowledge and understanding of all matters relating to human hydration and the effects of hydration on health, wellness and performance.

Human Hydration

Human Hydration

Information for everyone

Find out all the information about human hydration you may need: from the importance and benefits of a healthy hydration and the consequences of dehydration, to the hydration needs according to age, special populations and special conditions.

Scientific Knowledge

Scientific Knowledge

Tools for researchers

Our compilation of hydration science, includes a scientific library with more than 750 references and abstracts of scientific papers, a selection of multimedia contents relating to hydration and information about Congresses and events where hydration is on the agenda.

Educational materials

Educational materials

For healthcare professionals

A series of educational materials created to provide health care professionals with relevant information about hydration, including hydration needs and hydration hints which can be shared with patients.

News & activities

Stay updated about hydration issues with our section about news and with our quarterly newsletters written by the EHI's Science Advisory Board experts.


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December 11, 2013

The Importance of Variety for Hydration 

The Importance of Variety for Hydration

The Importance of Variety For Hydration The second installment of our 'Hydration in 1 Minute' series: "The importance of Variety for Hydration". Wat...Read more

October 15, 2013

Hydration for Sports Performance & Physical activity 

Hydration for Sports Performance & Physical activity

Hydration for Sports Performance & Physical activity First of a set of three Hydration in 1 Minute Videos called "Hydration for Sports Performance & ...Read more

September 25, 2013

EHI 15 Issue 

EHI 15 Issue

A large and growing number of choices are available to the consumer in the beverage categories of water, tea, coffee, milk, juice, soft drinks, diet d...Read more

Educational materials

A series of educational materials created to provide health care professionals with relevant information about hydration, including hydration needs and hydration hints which can be shared with patients. Hydration cards which are shorter versions summarising the adequate intakes and tips for each topic.

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Scientific content

Periodically, Professor Ron Maughan and other EHI Science Advisory Board members, summarises a recently published paper relating to hydration and its effect on health, wellness and performance.

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Effects of Climate and Environment on water needs

by Hans Braun on May 22, 2013

Article by Hans Braun EHI Science Advisory Board member. German Sport University Cologne and German Research Centre of Elite Sport.Read more

Hydration & Diet

by Maria Kapsokefalou on April 30, 2013

Article by Maria Kapsokefalou, EHI Science Advisory Board member and Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology...Read more

What is meant by thirst and why do we not feel the drive to drink when we are physiologically thirsty

by Professor Simon Thornton on April 9, 2013

Article by Professor Simon Thornton Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France. Written: December 2012Read more