George Zaimes and Thomas Spanos participated in the International Symposium “Deltas and Wetlands” that was held in Tulcea, ROMANIA, September 15th–17th, 2019. George Zaimes was an invited lecturer and presented the “WaSec – Innovative Educational Tools for the Sustainable Management of Semi-Aquatic Ecosystems to Promote Water Security in the Eastern Mediterranean.” In addition, the UNESCO Chair Con-EEct had two poster presentations
a) “Assessing and Restoring Urban Riparian Areas to Improve the Quality of Life of Urban Dwellers” and
b) “Detecting Riverbank Changes with Remote Sensing Tools. Case study: Aggitis River in Greece.” During the second day of the conference, the participants had the chance to visit the Danube Delta.
This Delta is the best preserved in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and designated as a Man and Biosphere Reserve and a Ramsar Wetland signifying its ecological importance. This Symposium was part of the Black Sea Project with the code BSB27 and titled “Black Sea Basin interdisciplinary cooperation network for sustainable joint monitoring of environmental toxicants migration, improved evaluation of ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances, and public exposure prevention – MONITOX.” The UNESCO Chair Con-E-Ect is participating in the research project.