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liTeraTure on The danube
The ‘Literature in Flux’ project is providing a temporary space on the Danube for dialogue and exchange about similarities and differences in cultures and literatures. The historical ship Radetzki will serve as a temporary HALMA literature house and will stop in seven countries along the Danube bringing together writers, translators and journalists. HALMA is a network of European literary institutions helping to connect European culture and literature.
For more information, please visit: www.halma-network.eu
conFerence on biodiversiTy
World leaders and policy makers gathered at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan to debate how to halt global biodiversity loss. Member States adopted a new protocol to the Convention, setting ground rules for improving access to, and the equitable sharing of, the world’s genetic resources. The new treaty will provide an innovative approach to conserving and protecting the world’s rapidly diminishing living resources.
For more information, please visit: www.cbd.int
20Th anniversary oF The elbe commission
The International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River Agreement was founded in Magdeburg on 8 October 1990, and the protection of the Elbe River has become an outstanding example of international cooperation. One of the most polluted rivers in the late 1980s, water quality in the Elbe has drastically improved and the river has become a habitat for animals and plants again.
For more information, please visit: www.ikse-mkol.org
a neW magazine For The danube region
Danube Connects is a new international magazine for the Danube, designed to showcase development and cooperation in the Danube countries. Danube Connects provides reports, features and interviews on economics, culture, tourism, science and the environment. The magazine is produced by the European Danube Academy Ulm, which offers a framework for discourses in moral and social sciences and for historical-cultural studies on the Danube region.
For more information, please visit: http://danube-connects.eu
11–14/4/2011 vienna, ausTria
inTernaTional conFerence on The sTaTus and FuTure oF The World’s large rivers
The human pressures and impacts on theWorld’s Large Rivers have increased in recent years, and large rivers are particularly exposed to the problems of multiple uses – often with conflicting aims. The international conference aims to provide a global forum for a wide-ranging discussion of key issues related to research on large rivers and to their effective and sustainable management, involving scientists and decision makers.
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Welcome to ICPDR, Benedikt!
Benedikt Mandl has taken over the position of Technical Expert for Public Participation and Public Relation in the ICPDR Secretariat. Benedikt has an academic background in biology, but also brings a lot of experience in communication issues. Welcome to the ICPDR family Benedikt!
Thank you, gyula!
Gyula Hollo has been the Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the ICPDR for over a decade, but will retire from his post at the Hungarian Ministry
by the end of the year. Gyula has been a strong pillar of the ICPDR and key to its developments.We would like to thank Gyula for his professional and personal dedication to the Danube Basin and wish him all the best for the years to come!
The Way ToWards healThy WaTers
A new publication from Germany describes the objectives and visions of the Water Framework Directive and its role in the water management process. The pamphlet provides an overview of current water body status in Germany and current river basin management planning in Germany.
For more information, please visit: www.bmu.de/english/ water_management/downloads/doc/46441.php