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



Young Scientist
Travel Grant
(IAD-YSTR 2020),
call open:

IAD-YSTR 2019 intends to promote early career scientists (PhD students, PostDocs) from the Danube Region by supporting their participation in the 43rd IAD conference, on Rivers and Floodplains in the Anthropocene - Upcoming Challenges in the Danube River Basin, 26.October to 29.October 2020, in Neuburg, Germany.
How to apply? See Applying for IAD-YSTG 2020


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 at the Aueninstitut Neuburg (Germany)
Updates for registration and call for abstracts at 43rd IAD conference website


4th IWA conference
registration is now open!

The conference
"Regional IWA Diffuse Pollution Conference" will be in Vienna (Austria), from 14. to 17.September 2020.
Call for content at 4th IWA conference website

4th IWA conference 2020 flyer as pdf here


CEEPUS summer-school
“Biodiversity in the Danube Floodplain”

Within the CEEPUS network EcoManAqua – the CEEPUS summer-school “Biodiversity in the Danube Floodplain” coordinated by the Josip-Juraj-Strossmayer-University Osijek will take place at the Nature Park Kopački Rit, Croatia from 6-11 July, 2020. The 3 ECTS summer-school includes lectures, case-studies & field-sessions to assess and monitor the biodiversity of algae, macrophytes, invertebrates, fishes and birds. Limited number of student slots available, hence register CEEPUS Homepage www.ceepus.info! Download info as pdf here

Cover DN40

Danube News issue no. 40
is released!

The anniversary volume of Danube News, no. 40, is now available. Our thanks to both editors, Dr. Haidvogl and Dr. Cyffka. Readers are welcome to download this latest issue as volume Danube News or Danube News Articles!