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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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 Donauforschung

Further links of support:

FDG Austria, DI Norbert Exler



Minisymposium, Vienna, Austria: 11. May 2023, 18:15

The 100th minisymposium at the Centre of Environmental History (Zentrum für Umwelt-geschichte, ZUG) about Lake Neusiedl and its soda pans, entitled "Früher war alles ganz anders: Landschaftsrekonstruktion um den Neusiedler See und der Lacken im Seewinkel", will be in Vienna, at BOKU, 11. May 2023, 18:15 (abstract) , see further information at ÖK: Austrian Committee of the IAD.

2023-February-11, 44th IAD-conference in Krems, Austria:

Danube River Excursion

Abstract Book of 44. IAD-conference entitled
"Scientific cooperation in the Danube River Basin: Tackling present and future environmental challenges of a European riverscape", which was organized by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems, ICC Water & Health and ÖK-IAD (Austrian Committee of the IAD) can be downloaded here. The proceedings volume of proceedings articles will be prepared soon.


We, the International Association of Danube Research (IAD), are concerned about the war in the Ukraine, a Danube Basin country. As a scientific NGO, we believe that dialogue is the key to progress and any dispute should be solved based on rational arguments. We would like to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine during these times. Every death is one too many and in the meantime there are enough victims, so that our hope is that the fighting will end soon and a dialogue for a long-lasting peace can begin.