Experience and initiatives to reduce environmental impacts and NGO cooperation possibilities on Daugava/Western Dvina river basin

International Seminar on Experience and initiatives to reduce environmental impacts and NGO cooperation possibilities on Daugava/Western Dvina river basin was arranged on 22-23 November 2017, in Daugavpils, Latvia (Hotel “Latgola”, Ģimnāzijas iela 46). The agenda of the event is available here.

Seminar was attended by over 30 participants from local and national Latvian authorities, research, academia and NGOs from Latvia, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The first day of the event was devoted to discussion of transboundary water management issues in Daugava catchment and the second day – to a visit to the Daugavas Loki National Park

Presentations of the seminar can be downloaded by the links below:

  1. Analysis of monitoring results of transboundary Daugava river basin

Jolanta Jekabsone, Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre

  1. From River Watch to River Manage Project

Mikhail Durkin, Executive Secretary, Coalition Clean Baltic, Sweden

  1. Environmental problems of the Belarusian part of the Western Dvina basin and public participation in problem solution.

Natallia Parechina, Belarussian NGO “Centre for Ecological Solutions”

  1. Melioration in Latvia and its roles in improving the quality of environment.

Edgars Griķītis Deputy Head of Melioration Department, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia

  1. Experience of public participation in water management in Neman River Basin

Dmitry Filippenko, Green Planet, Kaliningrad (Russia)

  1. Threats or opportunities? The role of pond aquaculture in biodiversity conservation in Latvia.

Artūrs Škute, Professor of Institute of Natural Sciences and Technologies, Doctor of Biology, Daugavpils University, Head of Aquaculture Department

Mihails Pupins, Doctor of Biology (Ecology), Daugavpils University, Daugavpils · Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies

  1. Floods – Challenge of the 21st Century: Overview of the situation in the Daugava basin in the context of climate change.

Guntis Zilberts, Hydrotechnical construction engineer, anti-flood specialist, chairman of the board of the NGO “Ūdensmuižu attīstība”

  1. Cooperation in nature conservation in cross border area: river basin approach and shared specially protected areas

Jolanta Bāra, Nature protection specialist, MSc Biology, Daugavpils, Latvia

Picture gallery from the event is available below

Further information about the event ids available from the organizers (Aija Caune)

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