2019 Participation

Open seminar Nature in the City: Belgrade and Climate Change

Representatives of WSDAC and Jaroslav Cerni Water Institute (Miodrag Milovanović, Dragana Ninković and dr Brankica Majkić-Dursun) participated in the Open seminar Nature in the City: Belgrade and Climate Change, November 31st 2019 at the Centre of the Promotion of Science, Belgrade

Belgrade, October 31st, 2019

Location: Centre for the Promotion of Science (CPN), Belgrade

Presentation of the results of the Danube Floodplain International project within the Open seminar entitled NATURE IN THE CITY: BELGRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE at the Centre for the Promotion of Science.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, a public lecture and presentation of the international project Danube Floodplain was held as part of the open seminar NATURE IN THE CITY: BELGRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE, organized in collaboration with the Centre for the Promotion of Science and the Faculty of Architecture.

The Faculty of Architecture, over the years, through its various forms and forms of teaching, fosters a responsible and naturally sustainable relationship to the immediate environment. The curriculum aims to develop a noble and sensitive connection between architecture and nature in the context of the 21st century city, and in particular to raise awareness of the coming generations of architects and urbanites about the fragility of river systems and their potential in the urban environment, the conservation of biological diversity and the value of the natural landscape. In order to understand fully the potentials and limitations of Belgrade’s natural oases, the Faculty of Architecture has invited experts in the fields of ecology, climatology, urban planning, construction, architecture, biology, and meteorology and information technology to share experiences within a series of open seminars collectively called Nature in the City: Belgrade and Climate Change.

The Centre for the Promotion of Science, through various programs, as well as through the international project TeRRIFICA – Territorial RRI Fostering Innovative Climate Action (, from Horizon 2020, tries to address the topic of mitigation and adaptation to climate change closer to the public.

Experts from the Jaroslav Černi Water Institute and Centre for Water, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, WSDAC (UNESCO-sponsored Category II Centre), participated in the mentioned seminar.

At the previous panel, held at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, students were presented the possibilities of hydro-technical arrangement of the left bank of the Danube in the Veliko ratno ostrvo zone – from historical to modern principles and the possibility of using the flood zone on the left bank of the Danube river.

At the seminar, the participants were presented activities within the international project Danube Floodplain (, in which the “Jaroslav Černi” Water Institute is the only project partner from Serbia. As part of this project, the Begečka jama Nature Park on the Danube near Novi Sad was selected as a pilot area. Possibilities for improving the state of biodiversity and flood mitigation will be analyzed for this area by applying appropriate measures. In addition to experts from our Institute, representatives of the Faculty of Biology from Belgrade, WWF Serbia and the Faculty of Architecture from Belgrade took part in the seminar.

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