Knowledge transfer workshop: aquatic ecosystems under the impact of hydropower construction and climate change
On 27 March 2021, within the project BSB165 ”Creating a system of innovative transboundary monitoring of the Black Sea river ecosystems transformation under impacts of hydropower development and climate change” – HydroEcoNex, the Institute of Zoology in partnership with University Dunarea de Jos of Galati and Aleco Russo State University from Balti, organised a knowledge transfer workshop entitled ”Modifications of the functioning of aquatic ecosystems under the impact of hydropower construction and climate change”.
The event, organized online, brought together more than 90 participants, mostly didactic staff, undergraduate, master and doctoral students of the Aleco Russo State University from Balti and the Dunărea de Jos University from Galati, but also teachers and students of the Elena Doamna College of Food Industry from Galati, Dumitru Moțoc Lyceum of Tourism and Food Service from Galati.
Workshop program included extensive communications on changes in the functioning of the Dniester River under the influence of hydropower development (corresponding member of ASM Elena Zubcov, manager of the international project BSB165), key problems and environmental challenges in the Prut river basin (Prof. Habil. Dr. Antoaneta Ene, coordinator of the team of the Dunărea de Jos University of Galați within the BSB165 project), provisions of the European environmental legislation on management of hydropower buildings (Dr. Nadejda Andreev), global trends in hydropower development, environmental and social aspects of this branch of industry (Dr. Assoc.Prof. Lucia Bilețchi) and the influence of hydrotechnical constructions on fish communities (Dr.Hab. Assoc.Prof. Dumitru Bulat).
The participants expressed much appreciation to the organizing team in regard to comprehensive presentations, but also enormous effort, involvement, self-sacrifice of researchers for the protection of aquatic ecosystems and water resources.
The HydroEcoNex team of the Institute of Zoology is very grateful to the didactic staff of the Alecu Russo State University from Bălți (Faculty of Real, Economic and Environmental Sciences), in particular, Dr.Hab. Research Prof. Boris Boincean and Dr. Assoc.Prof. Stanislav Stadnic, and the project partners from the Dunărea de Jos University of Galați (Faculty of Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, Cross-Border Faculty), for the support offered in the organization and good development of the event.