Water Observation and Information Systems for Decision Support (BALWOIS)

Venue: BALWOIS Conference

Location: OHRID, Macedonia

Event Date/Time: May 25, 2010 End Date/Time: May 29, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2010
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2010
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The Fourth International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2010 will be organized in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia from 25 to 29 May 2010.

The main topics of 4th BALWOIS 2010 International Conference on which abstracts and papers will be submitted are :

* Climate and Hydrology
* Environment and Human Activities
* Water Related Risks
* Integrated Water Resouces Management
* Ecohydrology
* Computing and Technologies

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 scientifi cand 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 Embassador 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 and Sustainable Development and Planning of France, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and various private companies.