The International Association for Danube Research (IAD) was founded in 1956 and is the longest existing international scientific network in the Danube Region. IAD is an Association according to Austrian law with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, water protection and sustainable development in the Danube River basin (current structure and contact).

In 1998 IAD obtained observership in the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). Our delegates participate in various Expert Groups and develop tools and measures to protect the Danube River and to reach a sustainable river basin management as ultimate goal of the Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD)

As representative of the scientific community IAD also actively supports the implementation of the macro-regional EU-Danube Strategy as a step towards sustainable development in the Danube region.

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Resolution of the 39th IAD conference (Szentendre, Hungary)

Resolution of the 40th IAD conference (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Resolution of the 41th IAD conference (Sibiu, Romania)



IAD 42 Danube - a lifeline governed by multiple uses, pressures and a multitude of ecosystem services


The 42 IAD Conference will provide a forum for the presentation of long-term multidisciplinary research activities and discussions on various topics like: bio- and geo-diversity - from headwaters to marine environment - values and threats; fish-ecology as basis to ensure sustainable fishery practices; the importance of vegetation for the aquatic environment; structure and development of invertebrate communities; water quality monitoring and quality targets for local uses or river water; microbiological quality of Danube ecosystems; eco-toxicological impact of aquatic contaminants; transformations and connectivity fluxes between river structures; evolution of the Danube River basin - history, ecosystem services, restoration and conservation; floods and droughts and climate changes impact - river responses and public perception; sustainable development in the Danube River basin - strategy and policy in Danube Basin. The link to the conference site is http://conferences.ulbsibiu.ro/conf.iad/2018/index.php. For more details please contact the organizers at http://conferences.ulbsibiu.ro/conf.iad/2018/index.php SEE YOU SOON IN SMOLENICE!

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Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 8th ESENIAS Workshop, Bucharest, 26.-28.09.2018

Management and sharing of IAS data to support knowledge-based decision making at regional level 26-28 September 2018 Bucharest, Romania. You are more than well come!