5th International Conference Water resources and wetlands 2020 Tulcea Romania Water resources and wetlands 9-13 September 2020 Tulcea ROmania Romanian Limnogeographical Association German Limnological Society Polish Limnological Society


Themes and topics (but are not limited to)

Special session

The Organizing Committee invites researchers and academics to submit their proposals to organize thematic sessions. The proposal should include 6 tentative titles of potential contributions, names and affiliations of the main authors. We would like to offer an opportunity for participants to apply for the special sessions to be included into the programme of  WRW 2020. Each parallel session will last 120 minutes (oral presentation 15+5 minutes discussions). There are maximum four parallel sessions running at a time.

10 December 2019 - Deadline to submit a proposal for WRW2020's call for special sessions

Application Form for thematic sessions (closed)

Authors are invited to submit abstracts (400-500 words) in electronic form until June 28, 2021.

Thematic session
TS1. Microplastic in water and environment (Chairman: Friederike Gabel)
TS2. Impact of Anthropogenic activity in Mediterranean watersheds (Chairman: Angela Boggero)
TS3. Connectivity of Inland Waters (River conectivity, Habitat Structure, Fragmentation and Biodiversity) (Chairman: Takashi Asaeda)
TS4. Remote sensing and GIS - support for monitoring of inland waters (Chairman: Thomas Schneider)
TS5. Aquatic toxicology & Aquatic microbiology (Chairmans: Piotr Klimaszyk & Piotr Rzymski)

Regular session
RS1. Rivers and lakes ecosystem ecology
- Groundwater influx in rivers and lakes
- Paleoecological approach – a mirror between past and future
- Water geomorphologic process and landscape modeling
- Water level fluctuation
- Water quality management: surface and groundwater
- Phytoplankton and zooplankton
- Aquatic macrophytes and invasive aquatic plants
- Shallow lakes / large and deep lakes – researches and paradigms in the XXI century
- Biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology
- Biodiversity, conservation, restoration and management of lakes and rivers

RS2. Climate changing and water resources
- Polar and alpine lakes
- Arid and semi-arid aquatic systems
- Climate changing and extreme events: floods, droughts, hurricanes, cyclones etc.
- Linking climatology, hydrology and water resources management
- Hydropower production and hydraulics construction – adaptation and changing to the global warming
- Improvements of techniques and technologies for water economy (biotechnology, desalination, irrigation, domestic and industrial supply)

RS3. Coastal environment
- Aquaculture & Fisheries
- Biodiversity, conservation and management of coastal ecosystem
- Marine Biology
- Coastal morphology and process
- Hydrology of coastal and wetland zones
- Estuaries, saltmarshes and mangroves
- Atolls and coral reefs
- Sea level fluctuation and changing
- Coastal lakes and human pressure
- Coastal development for tourism and economic activity

RS4. Deltas and wetlands
- Biodiversity monitoring and management
- Deltas and anthropogenic impacts on deltas ecosystems
- River deltas and floodplain restoration (habitat and species)
-Alien species ecological impact
-Algal blooms in inland waters

RS5. Water policies
- Trans-boundary river and lakes issues
- Water and health
- River/lakes restoration and rehabilitation – ecological processes, ecosystem functioning and services
- River/lakes restoration and rehabilitation – political and economic aspect
- The role of protected areas in conservation of inland waters
- Water and human development (urbanization, megacities, towns and rural areas)
- Water economy, security, institutional and socio-economic aspects
- Education and public awareness

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