Deltas & Wetlands – 28th International Scientific Symposium
From 13 to 18 September 2021, 500 representatives from science, public administration and the private sector gathered in Romania and via video conferencing platforms for the 28th edition of the International Scientific Symposium “Deltas & Wetlands”. Organised by EUKI implementing organisation Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNI), the five-day event featured plenary lectures, workshops and discussions on the latest achievements for the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) and other wetlands. As part of the symposium, DDNI showcased the EUKI-funded project EDAPHIC BLOOM DANUBE. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions in the Romanian Danube Delta.
Under the auspices of the Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization and the Balkan Environmental Association, the event featured five days of plenary lectures and various events on new research approaches to climate change mitigation in the EU as well as other topics such as biodiversity assessment or aquatic ecology. At roundtables, debates were held on the opportunities for fish recolonization as well as desilting vs. renaturation in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. All the scientific papers resulting from the symposium will be published in the “Deltas and Wetlands” book of abstracts.
During the “Green Deal Challenges – Decarbonising Danube Delta: 3D Initiative” workshop, DDNI presented the EUKI-funded ‘EDAPHIC BLOOM DANUBE’ project to the international audience. The project mitigates greenhouse gas emissions in Romania’s Danube Delta by conserving organic soils and enhancing energy efficiency in buildings. Click here, to read more about EDAPHIC BLOOM DANUBE.
The hybrid event was attended by around 500 representatives of central, regional and local authorities, academia (research institutes and universities) and the private sector (SMEs and NGOs) from Romania and 17 other countries.
EUKI implementer DDNI holds the yearly event to scientifically support the management of one of the largest wetlands in Europe, the Danube Delta. Rich in tradition, the symposium provides an opportunity to identify and discuss scientific aspects related to the implementation of European environmental directives at the national level, as well as in the context of transboundary and interregional cooperation.
More information about the Symposium and the concluding publications can be found on the Deltas & Wetlands website.