PARTNERS
PARTNERS
National Administration "Apele Romane" -National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (NIHWM)  conducts scientific studies related to water hydrology, hydrogeology and water management. Taking into account the subordination of NIHWM to the Ministry of Environment and Water Management, its activities are mainly directed to supporting adequate water environmental management and protection. Traditionally involved in all aspects of water hydrology, hydrogeology and water management sciences it also offers environmental impact assessment studies, education and training. The main research activities are focused in the field of hydrology, geology, ecology, marine physics, coastal dynamics, pollutant transport in aquifers, recovery of polluted aquifers, erosion, transport of sediments, quantitative reservoir management, pollutant transport and degradation in rivers. Some doctoral thesis under double co-ordination of professors from EU and RO are directly related with the problems of mathematical modelling of water quality in rivers and aquifers, and hydrological regionalisation. The NIHWM has bilateral and multilateral collaborations, several national and international projects, co-financed by PHARE, NATO and LIFE (Life Assure, 1999 - 2000), and is or has been co-ordinator of several projects funded by the European Union such as: LIFE MOSYM (1999-2002), RIVERLIFE (2001 - 2004) and DIMINISH (2003 - 2006) within the LIFE Programme of the European Commission, Directorate General Environment. National Administration of Meteorology (NAM),  the national provider of meteorological forecast, has as main activities: to provide meteorological and hydrological forecast, agro-meteorological bulletins, research and development in dynamical meteorology, air pollution and climatology, data survey as: radar, satellite and remote-sensing. NAM has been founded more than 100 years ago, in July 1884. In 1938 the National meteorological network contained 210 stations: 30 with synoptic program and 190 with climatic ones. The NAM partner has implemented a number of international Contracts as beneficiary or partner. As such, two of the Life - Environment Projects involving GIS techniques, respectively LIFE - ASSURE and LIFE - AIRforALL projects have been or are currently carried out under the management of the NAM. Other relevant international Projects are MERA (MARS and Environmental Related Applications) Project, Step 3 - Crop vegetation states detection using satellite imagery (1993); Crop Information System Project (1994); PHARE, DG XI Project: CORINE LAND COVER IN ROMANIA, (1994 - 1996); PHARE Project : "Morphological changes and diminishing their negative effects on a selected Danube reach" - Part I - " Using GPS measurements and depth sounding in alluvial distribution survey" (1997 - 1998). National Administration "Apele Romane"-Siret Water Directorate (SWD)  represents the local branch of the Romanian Waters, which is the responsible for the Bistrita Basin Water Management, which represents the study area of the DIMINISH Project. The NAAR-SWD has multilateral collaborations, several national and international projects, co-financed by PHARE such as: PHARe Contract 97-5057, Pilot project 96PP/FR/17 and Pilot Flood Prevention Project - Romania PSO01/RM/3/. The CNRS- UMR 7619 Sisyphe , a joint research unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and of the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) (UPMC), is active since more than 10 years in the field of hydrology and biogeochemistry of large river and lake systems, using both experimental and modelling approaches. The group has a great-recognised expertise in the field of human impact on ecological functioning. The group has a great recognised expertise in the field of human impact on ecological functioning. The CNRS- UMR 7619 Sisyphe has gained its experience in the framework of national interdisciplinary programmes, but the modelling approach was extended and generalised in the framework of several European programmes (BINOCULARS-CE-DGXII, EROS 2000&EROS 21-CE-DGXII, MOSAR-CIPMS&CE-DGXI). It has ensured the coordination of GRECO-Lacs, PIREN-Seine-CNRS, BINOCULARS and MOSAR programmes. More recently the group has developed competences in the dialog of models with GIS supported data basis.