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Event The Third International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2008: Water Observation and Information Systems for Decision Support

After the great success of BALWOIS 2004 and BALWOIS 2006 - more than 300 participants from 30 countries with 249 papers in 2004 and 304 in 2006 all available on - the Third International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2008, traditionally will be organized in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia from 27th to 31st May 2008.

As the previous ones, the main objectives of BALWOIS 2008 will be to provide at international and Balkan levels :
        - a meeting that will further the progress of the knowledge in the fields of Scientific Research, Education, Policy and Development Activities and on all Water  related issues on climate changes, hazards mitigation and water resources assessment, management and protection,
        - an atmosphere to enhance the links between the providers and the end users of water related knowledge,
        - a forum for free discussion of new ideas, research, development and applications, including techniques and methods to stimulate future works,
        - opportunities for students and young researchers and engineers to meet their experienced peers and to stimulate them to join BALWOIS activities,
        - an exhibition of current hardware and/or software in the field of water, and
        - new knowledge through the publishing of high quality papers on and through DVD bundle, books edition, etc.

The main topics of BALWOIS 2008 are :
        1 - Climate and Environment
        2 - Hydrological regimes and water balances
        3 - Droughts and Floods
        4 - Integrated Water Resources Management
        5 - Water bodies protection and Ecohydrology
        6 - Lakes and wetlands
        7 - Hydrological modelling
        8 - Information systems

Spêcific attention will be dedicated to the remote sensing technologies applied to water management, aquatic ecosystems protection, climate and environment changes, etc. Participants willing to present their papers (oral,  poster,  software or multimedia) are requested to send an abstract not exceeding one page before October 15th, 2007 to .

Exhibitors are requested to contact the Secretariat of the Conference. All proceedings will be published on the BALWOIS Web site and on DVD.
Important dates :
        - deadline for the abstracts :          15 October 2007
        - notification to the authors :         15 November 2007
        - deadline for full papers :            15 February 2008

Contact information Marc Morell, BALWOIS Coordinator, Balkan Institute for Water and Environment (email:
Event type Conference
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Source BALWOIS 2008
Geographical coverage Macedonia
Address Ohrid
Organizer BALWOIS - Balkan Institute for Water and Environment
Target audience International
Period [27/05/2008 - 31/05/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH