International projects

NIHWM International Projects Participation

The Institute has a vast experience in developing research-development projects coordinated and/ or financed by international organizations:

  • The International Hydrological Program – UNESCO
  • The Operational Hydrological Program – World Meteorological Organization
  • The International Hydrological Science Association
  • The European Union for Earth Science
  • The European Commission
  • NATO

Some of the most recent achievements or currently developed issues during international projects are:

  • Developing and implementing of integrated, realistic and clear strategies regarding the reducing of the floods disasters frequency and intensity – Timis-Bega basin application (RIVERLIFE/UE-LIFE), 2001-2004;
  • Hydro-geological study regarding a better getting to know the cross-border aquifer of the alluvial fan of the Somes River, in cooperation with the Liege-Belgium University and the Miskolc-Hungary University (NATO-SQUASH), 2001-2004;
  • WATBAL – Developing the graphical data base of the Danube hydrological national network, 2004-2005 UNESCO ROSTE;
  • Integrated system based on the hydrological modeling, remote sensing and GIS technology for surveillance of floods before and after the post-crisis (application on the Crisul Alb and Crisul Negru rivers) – in cooperation with the Institute of Hydrology VITUKI – Hungary (TIGRU/NATO), 2004-2005;
  • Integrated system for basin management in order to harmonize the quantitative and qualitative water analyses with socio-economical analyses, using the Open GIS technology for the Bistrita water basin (LIFE-DIMINISH), 2003-2006;
  • W-BLESS – Western Black Sea Integrated Environmental System, 2003-2004;
  • Danube wet areas protection, pilot-project for the Cama-Dinu Islands Area, declared to be protected area (PHARE – CBC, Romania – Bulgaria), 2004;
  • The evaluation of climatic change impact in the field of hydrology and water
    management (Case Study for Ialomita and Buzau catchments) in the framework of
    the Cecilia Project – financed by the European Commission (FP6);
  • The study of interconnections and climatic change and variability influence on
     extreme hydrological events, and respectively, of water resources in Central
    and Eastern Europe, pilot study in Mures and Arges catchments, (Clavier Project
    – FP6), 2006 – 2009;
  • Hydrometeorological databases and technologies for flash flood forecast in the
     framework of HYDRATE Project;
  • Study regarding the climatic changes impact upon the hydrological risk within the integrated project ENSEMBLES (FP6), 2004-2008.
  • Project MOSES
  • Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Programme - Danube WATER integrated management (WATER). The main objective is improving water monitoring and the warnings system, environmental data dissemination on the Romanian-Bulgarian border counties. Project term: July, 2012 – June, 2014 (details...)

In the future, the NIHWM intends to participate to projects such as:

  • Modeling of the erosion, transport and sediment processes on the Danube and its tributaries (PHI – UNESCO – SEDAN), 2004-2007;
  • Geospatial data processing methods in order to underline, monitor and administrate the risk phenomena on the Danube and the Danube Meadow, 2004-2006;
  • Integrated project regarding the flood and drought forecasts at an European scale (FP6 – UE – EFDIP), 2005-2009.

Through the activities developed within the accomplished projects and within the ones to be concluded in the next period of time, the NIHWM will essentially contribute to the protection of the population, the material goods, to the environmental protection and to the sustainable development, and of course to life quality improvement, in case of dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena such as: floods, draughts, land sliding and frosting.

  • The RESTORE Project aims to enhance and promote the dissemination of best practices on river restoration in Europe(details...)
  • CC-WARE Project is focusing on the adaptation to climate change by developing a common transnational strategy for vulnerability reduction leveraging the potentials of ecosystem services, land use change, improved water use efficiency and economic incentives for water management to decrease the vulnerability of water resources (details...)
  • EnviroGRIDS Proiect: Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchement Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development (EnviroGRIDS) - 2009-2013;
  • FLOOD-CBA - Knowledge Platform for assessing the costs and benefits of flood prevention measures. Project term: 24 months starting from the 1st of January 2013 (details...