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)



43rd IAD conference will be announced soon

The next IAD conference will be in 2020, focussing on river-floodplain systems in the Danube River basin.


IAD Young Scientist
Travel Grant for ISRS, Vienna
(IAD-YSTR 2019), call open:

IAD-YSTR 2019 intends to promote early career scientists (PhD students, PostDocs) from the Danube Region by supporting their participation in the
6th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science (ISRS), on Riverine Landscapes as Coupled Socio-Ecological Systems, 8.–13. Sept. 2019, in Vienna.
How to apply? See Application form IAD-YSTR 2019