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Aim of the conference

Wetlands belong to the most endangered ecosystems of the world. Their protection and management become one of the most challenging tasks of nature protection as it has to coupe engineering knowledge of hydrological systems, plant ecology and in many cases agricultural practices. The conference should bring together the specialists on wetland hydrology and hydraulics, ecologist and people dealing with wetlands management or water managers of the catchments where wetlands are located in order to answer two main questions: " How do we see the wetlands from the catchment perspective? " What are the most important features of the wetlands for their conservation and management?


It is not our ambition to cover all topics related to the theme of the conference.
However, our last WETHYDRO workshops, NATURA2000 project of Global Water Partnership and WWF Poland as well as the EUROWET Conference showed that there are number of subjects which should appeal to the wetland scientist's community for more detailed study. Those topics are divided in three main groups:

M1: Monitoring
Role of Remote Sensing in assessing the status of wetlands Role of Remote Sensing for estimation of processes (eg. evapotranspiration) Strategy for integrated wetland monitoring (relation with water bodies monitoring) New devices and new approaches to the data collection.

M2: Modelling
Ground water - surface water relations Evapotranspiration from wetland vegetation Connection between hydrological and ecological models in integrated wetland modelling Including wetlands in a catchment modelling Solutions for model parametrisation to characterize the management scenario Quality of models and use of sensitivity analysis.

M3: Management
Wetlands as service providers in a catchment Good ecological status - what does it mean for different type of wetlands Wetlands management in sub-optimal water conditions.


We would like to propose to divide the submitted papers - as far as it is possible - into :
Theoretical consideration and reviews (with or without practical examples),
Case studies (with clear link to the chosen topic).

One page abstract (2500 characters) in a format attached should be send to the Conference Secretariat up to January 31st 2005. We will be very obliged for clearing statement if author is M1T,M2T and M3T or rather M1C, M2C, M3C in his approach (exp. M1T - monitoring and theoretical consideration and reviews). It should help all of us in formulation of the sessions in a way which will be most stimulating for the proposed problems solving.


For the conference abstract book.

Post — conference publications

• Polish Journal of Environmental Studies (Journal from Philadelphian list)
• Monograph of Wethydro series.


    31.01.2005   Abstract submission

    01.03.2005   Authors notification

    01.04.2005   Provisional programme

    01.06.2005   Early payment

    01.08.2005   Final programme

    01.09.2005   End of registration

    22.09.2005   Beginning of the Conference

    25.09.2005   End of the Conference

25-28.09.2005   Post - conference tour

Application form

Available here or at the top of the page.

Conference language

Conference will be held in English.

Between 20-70 scholarships from European Union will be provided for the successful applicants (only for participants from European Union countries) covering all conference costs (including travel from EU countries). The scholarship does not cover the post conference tour. The details of the scholarship providing will be given in the 2nd circular.


The conference is organized within the "Center of Excellence in Wetland Hydrology" - research Project Supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Program (contract no. EVK1-CT-2002-80011) by the Warsaw Agricultural University, Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Recultivation.

Scientific commitee

Prof. Tomasz Brandyk (Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland)
Prof. Stefan Ignar (Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland)
Prof. Janusz Kindler (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Prof. Janusz Kubrak (Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland)
Prof. Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
Prof. Edward Maltby (Royal Hollaway Institute for Environmental Research, United Kingdom)
Prof. Patrick Meire (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Prof. Hans Peter Nachtnebel (Universität für Bodenkultur, Austria)
Prof. Peter Troch (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Prof. Ronny Verhoeven (Gent University, Belgium)
Prof. Martin Wassen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dr Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Crowmarsh Gifford, United Kingdom)
Dr Add De Roo (Joint Research Centre - Ispra, Italy)

Organization commitee

Coordinator - Dr Tomasz Okruszko
Modelling - Dr Dorota Miros豉w-安i徠ek
Management - Dr Wiktor Kotowski
Monitoring - Dr Jan Szaty這wicz
Post - conference tour - Dr Marek Gie販zewski
Secretary - Magda Jarecka, MSc.

General localization

Wierzba - The House of Creative Work by The Polish Academy of Science.

Wierzba is located in the region of Poland called Warmia and Mazury - the region full of charm and magic, plains, rolling hills and meadows. Sparkling lakes, numerous rivers, streams and canals which form an enormous water network.

Conference Center

Wierzba is one of the least spoilt and exceptionally beautiful places in the wilderness of primeval forests on the edge of the great peninsula in between 好iardwy Lake (the greatest in the lake district) Be責any and Miko豉jki Lakes. Surrounded by forests, Wierzba is isolated from other places and villages.


The unique beauty of the place was once appreciated before the war. About 500 conferences have already been held in our centre both home and international ones (science, economic ecological, social and many more.) It is also the place for scientific workers to spend their holidays.

Popielno - far away from civilization. Popielno lies in the middle of the old forests of the Piska Reserve right on the 好iardwy Lake. Popielno is known from the Experimental Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences for research on breeding Polish horses. From over 40 years there are carring out many works connecting with nature protection: program for Polish horse breeding, only one in Poland beaver breeding. The station also manages a ranch with deer, red bulls and bison.

Post — conference tour : Towards Wild Wet East

The planned post-conference tour will give you a unique opportunity to discover a beauty of North-Eastern Poland and see its natural jewels. This guided tour will allow you to explore four National Parks and several other protected areas located in this region. Each of the sites bears its own, unique character, where water plays important, often dominant, role. Wetlands of different types, different history and different management typical for the post-glacial areas are to be seen. Additionally, the rich wildlife including elk, ruff, black grouse, stork or European bison can be peeked at in their natural habitats, as well as one of the last European pristine primeval forests, the Bia這wieska Forest. We offer 20 places for the post-conference tour. First come, first served.


300 € (travel Warsaw-Wierzba, accommodation, feeding, conference materials and post conference publications)
and 190 € post conference tour.


Warsaw Agricultural University
Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Recultivation
166 Nowoursynowska St, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. + 48 22 59 35 316
Fax  + 48 22 59 35 320
e-mail: M.Jarecka@levis.sggw.waw.pl
website: http://levis.sggw.waw.pl/wethydro/

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