May 25-29, 2010

Location: Ohrid, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Venue: Hotel Bellevue
Contact: Marc Morell
Email: secretariat (at)

The purpose of the BALWOIS 2010 conference is to provide a solutions-based forum and to exchange information regarding research activities and plans for studying the relationship between climate and environment for improving the quantity and quality of water, and engineering, and current policies from state and federal agencies. Attendees will include scientists and engineers, managers, legislators, and policy makers responsible for issues dealing with water. It is the intent of this conference to bring forward the concerns and impending problems (and offer solutions) that are developing with regards to the availability and quality of water, and the consequences to aquatic ecosystems and human environment, not only at the Balkan scale, but wider.

BALWOIS 2010 is organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Macedonia Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Republic of Macedonia and of the French Ambassador in Skopje.

BALWOIS 2010 is organized by the Balkan Institute for Water and Environment - IB2E - the Macedonian Association of Meteorology METEO MAK, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Sts. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje), University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola, Hydrometeorological Service of Macedonia and Hydrobiological Institute of Ohrid.

BALWOIS Project is supported by Ministry of Ecology of France, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and various private companies.