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Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz – Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Department of Revitalization of Inland Waterways (host institution)

The issues of the conducted research include the multifaceted functioning of the fluvial environment, with particular emphasis on inland waterways, i.e. the impact of anthropopressure on contemporary riverbed processes and the ecological status of waters; dynamics of hydromorphological processes in the catchment using modeling and issues related to the safety of navigation. The main area of ​​research is Lower Vistula. Research is also carried out on other European rivers as part of international and national projects based on cooperation with research centers from Poland and abroad.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) 

is a non-profit making non-governmental scientific organization having more than 7000 members in almost 200 countries contributing to the extensive programme of conferences and workshops, online discussions and IAHS publications.

International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE)

is one of the Commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) The field of interest of ICCE may be broadly defined as including the erosion, transport and deposition of sediment and associated nutrients and contaminants and the interaction of these processes with other components of the hydrological cycle and the environment. ICCE recognises the pivotal role that erosion and sediment delivery play in many environmental issues and the inter-disciplinary research required to improve our understanding and management of such issues.
The Commission seeks to improve current understanding of contemporary and historical erosion, and sedimentation processes and the movement of sediment and associated nutrients and contaminants throughout the landscape and its impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the environment in general and society.



World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)

Promote study and development of the science of erosion and sedimentation; foster the application and dissemination of knowledge in the field.

Polish Academy of Science

The Institute is an important research centre in Poland in the fields of socio-economic geography, physical geography as well as spatial organization. Within the framework of the Institute, the Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection is operating, this being one of the largest library centres of the kind in the world.
The IGiPZ PAN’s special asset is an active involvement in international scientific collaboration that, in recent years, have resulted in participation in more than 50 scientific and practical programmes and projects. In addition, in the last decade there have been ca. 200 national research and practical projects, expert evaluations, etc., which have been carried out by the IGiPZ PAN.

University of Silesia in Katowice, Silesian Centre of Water

Establishment of the Centre is the result of implementing and commercialising the ZiZOZap project (Integrated Suppurt System Management and Protection of Water Dam and Reservoir). Research and teaching topics of the Centre cover the areas of science related to physical, chemical, biological and ecological aspects of water management. One of the most important tasks of the Centre is coordinating interdisciplinary research in the fields of water-related science, conducted at the University and other research units cooperating with it.

The Centre is an important link between science and economy through the commercialization of research results and conducting commercial activities related to the use of expert competences in creating innovative solutions for water management.

The Information and Promotion Centre of Inland Waterways in Bydgoszcz

is a general university unit of Kazimierz Wielki University and Bydgoszcz City. Was funded in EMMA project by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, which supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region. The basic activities of the Centre include: scientific, educational, informational, promotional and coordinating in the aims of waterways.

Association of Polish Hydrologists

The primary goals of the Association of Polish Hydrologists are: making the hydrology and its achievements easily accessible; raising the level of hydrology related knowledge within the society, thus contributing to the development of hydrology in Poland; integration of hydrologists employed within the structures of: scientific and research institutions, national and regional administration and professional design bureaus, and consulting companies; raising the level of hydrology-related knowledge and qualifications; initializing, developing and providing opinions for legislation, norms, instructions and legal regulations, within the scope of the hydrological qualifications;  strengthening the role hydrology plays in water economy, water engineering, environment protection and land management.

University of Agriculture in Krakow

The main objective of the University of Agriculture in Krakow as the institution of higher education is educating experts who would find employment in the widely understood food and forest economies and specialists in environmental protection. The University aims to prepare professionals able to meet the challenges of contemporary sustainable development based on ecological rules of management and utilisation of the Earth resources.

Hydrological Commission the Polish Geographical Society

The commission operates at the Polish Geographical Society. The merithorical scope of the Hydrological Commission involves organizing hydrological conferences by separate academic centres, undertaking research in work teams, ending in joint publication, exchanging experiences as well as inspiring studies on hydrology didactics and spporting hydrologists participating in the Polish Geographical Society conferences who presenting water problems in hydroclimatological section.


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Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

is today a classic university with a distinct research profile, and the leading contemporary academic and educational hub of Ukraine. With the independent Ukrainian nation arising, the University is facing new challenges and responsibilities. The high status of a classical research University is underpinned by the numerous academic achievements of its staff. The Faculty of Geography of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is a leading educational-methodical and scientific center in Ukraine. Today, the Faculty of Geography has 8 departments, that train specialists from the separate specialties and specializations.