2nd International Conference "Water resources and wetlands"
September 11-13, 2014 Tulcea (Romania)


Themes and topics (but are not limited to)

A. 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 and their environmental impact
- Water quality management: surface and groundwater
- Ecology and zooplankton taxonomy in lakes and rivers
- Aquatic macrophytes and invasive aquatic plants
- Shallow lakes – researches and paradigms in the XXI century 
- Conservation and management of lakes and rivers

 B. Climate changing and water resources
- Climate changing and extreme events: floods, droughts, hurricanes, cyclones etc.
- Ice and climate changing 
- Linking climatology, hydrology and water resources management
- Lakes/reservoirs and climate change 
- 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)

 C. Coastal environment
- 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

 D. Deltas and wetlands
- Biodiversity monitoring and management
- Deltas and anthropogenic impacts on deltas ecosystems
- River deltas and floodplain restoration (habitat and species)

 E. Water policies 
- Trans-boundary river and lakes issues
- Water and health 
- River/lakes restoration and rehabilitation - political and economic aspect
- The role of protected areas in conservation of freshwater/salt lakes ecosystems 
- Water and human development (urbanization, megacities, towns and rural areas),  
- Water economy, security, institutional and socio-economic aspects
- Education and public awareness




©Romanian Limnogeographical Association (2008)