South-Eastern European Rivers (ID: WLR_S5)
Convenor: Christoph Hauer (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
South-Eastern European are special concerning their hydrological and sedimentological regime. Extremes in low- and high flows are accompanied with high erosion rates in the geological diverse mountain catchments. Thus, specific boundaries are given concerning integrative water management, including (i) flood and flood mitigation, (ii) irrigation, (iii) hydropower and (iv) environmental needs including aspects of coastal erosion. Thus, aim of the special session is to present and discuss challenges and threats for present and future water management in South-Eastern European river basins including climate change impacts.