The International Association for Danube Research (IAD) was founded in 1956 and is the longest existing international scientific network in the Danube Region. IAD is an Association according to Austrian law with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, water protection and sustainable development in the Danube River basin (current structure and contact).

In 1998 IAD obtained observership in the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). Our delegates participate in various Expert Groups and develop tools and measures to protect the Danube River and to reach a sustainable river basin management as ultimate goal of the Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD)

As representative of the scientific community IAD also actively supports the implementation of the macro-regional EU-Danube Strategy as a step towards sustainable development in the Danube region.

New and renewal membership see options at the bottom of this page!

Paper Registration Form (download Word-Document)

Resolution of the 39th IAD conference (Szentendre, Hungary)

Resolution of the 40th IAD conference (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Resolution of the 41th IAD conference (Sibiu, Romania)

Links to national sub-associations of IAD:

Österreichisches Komitee Donauforschung, Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Donau-forschung

Further links of support:

FDG Austria, DI Norbert Exler



43rd IAD conference,
registration and updates!

The IAD conference entitled
"Rivers and Floodplains in the Anthropocene - Upcoming Challenges in the Danube River Basin" will be held as virtual conference from 9-11 June 2021.
Updates for registration and call for abstracts at 43rd IAD conference website and flyer, preliminary conference program.


Season's Greetings
for New Year 2021!

On behalf of the Presidium of the International Association for Danube Research (IAD) I thank all members and friends of IAD for their active support and cooperation the recent months, and wish you Healthy New Year 2021!

Katrin Teubner, General Secretary of IAD

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Danube News issue no. 42
is released!

Our thanks to both editors, Dr. Gertrud Haidvogl and Dr. Bernd Cyffka. Readers are welcome to download this latest issue as volume Danube News or Danube News Articles!


Adventures of Starry,the brave Sturgeon (2020):

This Children's Book by Sandu, Vahtar & Miękisz has been realeased September 2020. It is available in English and further 10 Languages of the Danubian Countries. This booklet can be visited on-line or downloaded free of charge for a personal copy on IAD Educational Issues: Starry.
It comes together with a Colouring Book, also prepared in multilingual translations IAD Couloring Book Starry