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 Donauforschung

Further links of support:

FDG Austria, DI Norbert Exler



Letter of Greetings from the New IAD-President

"... As a President of IAD, I (therefore) will aspire to keep the IAD network together and to strengthen it as tightly and as powerfully as possible. Furthermore, I would try to focus IAD research on important issues of our century, such as biodiversity (aquatic as well as semi-terrestrial), river, floodplain and wetland restoration, limitation of hydropower especially in combination with hydro-morphological issues, free flowing rivers, and climate change. My vision is to keep the international standing of IAD as visible and high as possible and to strengthen its influence in the Danube Catchment – scientifically and politically!" The complete letter by Prof. Bernd Cyffka can be downloaded here.
Prof. Bernd Cyffka, IAD president

Cover DN43

Danube News issue no. 44
is released!

DN44 is a special volume about the Joint Danube Survey 4 (JDS4) in year 2019 and highlights some current results of diverse methodology applied here for many and various investigations and of the network of plenty scientific collaborations along the Danube River!
Readers are welcome to download this latest issue as volume Danube News or Danube News Articles!


Season's Greetings!

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 Happy New Year 2022.
We welcome Bernd Cyffka as new IAD President with New Year, and say thanks to Cristina Sandu continuing as Vice President. I also want to take the opportunity here to Thank Cristina as IAD President for her commitment in many ways in 2021 as well as in previous years promoting IAD, her many successful initiatives to make IAD more visible for people in the River Danube Basin -
words of thanks also for Thomas Hein for having actively helped to develop IAD further as international association for over 12 years.
PD Dr. Katrin Teubner, General Secretary of IAD

Conference announced:

ABIC in September 2022

The Aquatic Biodiversity International Conference (ABIC) is planned in a hybrid way (physical presence and online, 20.-22.9.2022). More details about this conference can be found here on the ABIC_8 Website.

First announcement:

44th IAD conference,
will be in Ukraine!

The upcoming IAD-conference entitled
"The Danube River, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea – different countries, common challenges, sustainable solutions"
will be held on 1–4 November 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. It will be organized by the Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Science of Ukraine. More details about the conference sessions and brief introduction of conference host can be downloaded here.