IAD EG Sustainable Development and Public Participation (SDPP)
1st Workshop was held in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania on 19.-20. March 2008
At the 5th Joint Board & Expert Group Leader Meeting of IAD in Novi Sad in October 2007 the board welcomed the initiative of IAD GS Harald Kutzenberger set up a new IAD expert group on Sustainable Development and Public Participation. Main aims will be cooperations and exchange of experience to reach an active role in the dynamic process of development and to integrate holistic strategies on infrastructure planning and management of riverine landscapes. On invitation of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu the participants from six countries prepared a Strategy Paper and concept for Pilot Projects on sustainable Development of small catchments in Danube Region. Prof. Vadineanu gave an introduction on sustainable development as holistic, multidisciplinary approaches in science. A main result was the agreement to intensify the cooperation with colleagues from Black Sea Region. Prof. Uzun from Istanbul University, Turkey confirmed the interest of further cooperation in Danube-Black Sea region.