Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, from 25th to 29th May 2010

The Fourth International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2010 will be held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia from 25 to 29 May 2010, Hotel Bellevue www.metropol-ohrid.com .

The purpose of the conference is to provide a solutions-based forum and to exchange information regarding research activities and plans for studying the relationship between climate and environment for improving the quantity and quality of water, and engineering, and current policies from state and federal agencies. Attendees will include scientists and engineers, managers, legislators, and policy makers responsible for issues dealing with water. It is the intent of this conference to bring forward the concerns and impending problems (and offer solutions) that are developing with regards to the availability and quality of water, and the consequences to aquatic ecosystems and human environment, not only at the Balkan scale, but wider.

BALWOIS 2010 is a platform for creating partnerships in solving water scarcity problems, floods, droughts, environmental degradation and risk affecting different regions.

The conference is designed to facilitate sharing of experiences in water issue and management through presentation of scientific and technical papers and posters on planning research and development activities.

BALWOIS 2010 is organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Macedonia Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Republic of Macedonia and of the French Ambassador in Skopje.

BALWOIS 2010 is organized by the Balkan Institute for Water and Environment – IB2E www.ib2e.org – the Macedonian Association of Meteorology METEO MAK, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Sts. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje), University „St. Kliment Ohridski“ – Bitola, Hydrometeorological Service of Macedonia and Hydrobiological Institute of Ohrid.

BALWOIS Project is supported by Ministry of Ecology of France, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and various private companies.

A specific session will be dedicated to a presentation Drought Management Centre for Southeastern Europe (DMCSEE) focusing on drought monitoring and related risks mitigation.

Access to PROCEEDINGS of previous BALWOIS conferences is available here.