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.

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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



43th IAD conference is announced

The next IAD conference entitled "Rivers and Floodplains in the Anthropocene - Upcoming Challenges in the Danube River basin" will be held at the Aueninstitut Neuburg (Germany), from 14.7. to 17.7.2020.



This conference will be from 25.-28. September 2019, in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
conference homepage, conference proceeding articles are published in TRSER

Foto credit: Sinisa Ozimec

The 2019 IAD-Expert Group Macrophytes Meeting,Suza, Croatia (14-16 June, 2019)

16 colleagues were originally listed for attending this convention of macrophyte experts under the umbrella of the IAD-Expert Group Macrophytes, representing 8 countries in the Danube Basin. The Key Note lecture was given by Prof. Siniša Ozimec on floristic and ecological values of the Nature Park. Field trips were directed to parts of the Danube River bank area and to channels with abundant Water Lily growth at the Mali Sakadaš, through the main water bodies of the Kopački Rit Nature Park and to a NATURA 2000 site representing Steppic Grassland flora in Bilje. Strategic discussion was focused on future activities as e.g. the compilation and publication of the, so far unpublished, information and data not yet covered in the book ‘Macrophytes of the River Danube Basin’, and some border-crossing topics involving EG-members in adjacent Danube Countries.