Blue Waters and Green Agriculture
Romanian Challenges and Perspectives in Nutrient Pollution ControlInternational Conference

We are pleased to pre-announce the International Conference

Blue Waters and Green Agriculture – Romanian Challenges and Perspectives in Nutrients Pollution Control

The event (10-13 May 2017, Bucharest, Romania) is organised by the Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests, within the framework of the Integrated Nutrients Pollution Control Project, implemented by the Romanian Government with the support of the World Bank and GEF.

The four-day International Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, between 10 and 11 May 2017 and in the Danube Delta and its surroundings for a two-day field trip, between 12 and 13 May 2017 (for a limited number of participants) focusing on nutrients reduction investments implemented in Romania as well as on eutrophication in Danube Delta.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the International Conference is to facilitate a discussion platform for all stakeholders regarding the implementation, challenges and impact of the Nitrates Directive in the EU.

The Conference will also offer the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, as well as to create links among those working at “grassroots” level, decision makers and donors for the reduction of nutrients pollution across the world.

Nutrients pollution control is a very important topic regarding water quality. Sustainable agriculture practices, the use of manure and other nutrients as an important resource for soil enrichment have to comply with long-term environmental goals regarding water quality. The Nitrates Directive is the main tool at EU level for water pollution control from agricultural sources in all European countries. Implementing efficient and sustainable agriculture practices for farmers, combined with strict control procedures for water pollution with nutrients can achieve this goal.

KEY TOPICS

- Agricultural practices, water pollution and global nutrients control actions,
- Development of sustainable communities and challenges of nutrients management, - Nitrates pollution control – smart solutions for environment and agriculture, - Specific issues regarding nutrients pollution on the Danube River and the Black Sea in the framework of Nitrate Directive, - The EU Nitrates Directive - implementation and monitoring provisions.

FOR PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS

Contributions for the Conference are very welcome.

Please contact us for any contribution you want to share with the other participants – theoretical aspects of the Conference topics, best practices, success stories, tackling issues of nutrients pollution control and informative materials (brochures, leaflets, fliers, magazines, roll-ups, posters in any format and so on).

We expect around 150 national and international participants, representatives from governments, international organisations, civil society, private sector, academia, other projects in the field of reduction of nutrients pollution from agricultural sources. Registration will be available on our website www.inpcp-campanie.ro.

You can choose to register either for the two-day Conference in Bucharest only or for the two-day conference and the technical field visit. Early registration for the latter is strongly recommended, as the technical visit can be provided only for a limited number of participants.

There is no registration fee for the Conference. Coffee breaks and refreshments are covered by the organisers during the events, as well as all inclusive costs of the technical field visit. Transport costs to Bucharest as well as accommodation costs in Bucharest are not included and must be supported by the participants.

For more information, please contact: contact@inpcp-campanie.ro

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