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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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April 14, 2014

EHI Newsletter Issue 17 

EHI Newsletter Issue 17

  Suboptimal hydration levels have been detected in part of the population, at least during some periods of the day. Moreover, a proportion of...Read more

March 12, 2014

World Kidney Day 2014 

World Kidney Day 2014

The EHI once again supported World Kidney Day on the 13th March 2014 in its efforts to raise awareness of the importance of hydration to kidney health...Read more

December 17, 2013

EHI 16 Issue 

EHI 16 Issue

  Hydration is an important condition that should be recognised in hospitalised patients. Hydration problems often go unrecognised and are par...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