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1 June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria WELCOME TO VARNA

2 CLEAN BLACK SEA WORKING GROUP EC SSA Project INCO-CT June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

3 PROJECT PARTICIPANTS COORDINATOR & Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria Prof. DSc. Christo BalarewPARTICIPANTS & International Center on Water Research in the BSEC Region, Kiev, Ukraine Acad. DSc. Vladislav Goncharuk &National and Kapoditrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, Athens, Greece Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manos Dassenakis

4 ADVISORS:  Prof. Dr.h.c. Helmut Kroiss Technische Universitāt Wien, Institut fűr Wassergűte und Abfallwirtschaft, Wien, Austria  Prof. DSc. Ivan Sekoulov Technische Universitāt Hamburg, Harburg, Germany June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

5 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF BLACK SEA &The Black Sea environment is one of the most sensitive in Europe. &Some of the major European rivers discharge into the Black Sea carrying significant pollution loads. &About one third of the land area of continental Europe drains into this semi-enclosed sea. &The increased pollution load leads to significant deterioration of the marine ecosystem and a sharp decline of fisheries resources. June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

6 BLACK SEA COUNTRIES

7 June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria PROJECT AIM To organise future European and regional research activities for: &mitigation of the Black Sea negative impacts; &sustainable environmental management of the Black Sea region.

8 June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria PROJECT OBJECTIVES &to establish an international, interdisciplinary Clean Black Sea Working Group;  to organise a Workshop of this group; &to create a long-term Clean Black Sea INTERNET PORTAL.

9 CLEAN BLACK SEA WORKING GROUP MEMBERS:  29 persons from Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine PARTNERS:  21 persons from Armenia,Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

10 The Working Group focuses on information concerning: &discharge of pollution into the Black Sea from point and diffused sources; &hazardous groups of compounds and their ecotoxicological action; June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

11 &priority ecological/environmental problems of the Black Sea coastal area of different countries; &pollutant thresholds in the Black Sea environment; &biodiversity condition in the area; June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

12  running projects;  running projects; projects finished in the last 5 years, projects finished in the last 5 years, treating the problems on pollution level and pollution sources; treating the problems on pollution level and pollution sources;  ideas for new projects;  ideas for new projects; looking for partners; looking for partners; international programmes for collaboration. international programmes for collaboration. June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

13 Workshop Clean Black Sea Working Group &exchange of recent information and experience; &discussions on measures for minimizing the pollution; &establishment of links for collaboration. June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

14 Workshop June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria Participants: 33 persons Sessions: & EC SSA INCO-CT Project & Tour-de-table Presentations- 16 reports & Round Table International Collaboration - 9 reports & Discussion Round Talbe. June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

15 INTERNET PORTAL Clean Black Sea as a tool for:  long-term INTERNET contacts and virtual network between the MEMBERS and PARTNERS of the WORKING GROUP; communication ofEuropean, International and Regional environmental organisations and specialists with authorities, scientists and decision makers;  communication of European, International and Regional environmental organisations and specialists with authorities, scientists and decision makers; June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

16 exchange of information as well as discussions dealing with the pollution problems of Black Sea and rivers flowing into it; Partner-search information.  exchange of information as well as discussions dealing with the pollution problems of Black Sea and rivers flowing into it; Partner-search information. access, study, application and exchange of information on European legislation, norms and standards for surface waters.  access, study, application and exchange of information on European legislation, norms and standards for surface waters. June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria

17 I wish you a pleasant and fruitful stay in Bulgaria! June 2-5, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria


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