Each year, in order to celebrate the World Water Day (March 22) and the World Meteorology Day (March 23), we meet for three days at the Faculty of Geography of the prestigious Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, with Meteorology and Hydrology experts as well as to some in the connected science area, from Romania and from abroad, to take part in the International Conference “Air and Water – Components of the Environment”.
Participants are professors and researchers from different universities and research institutes, practitioners from the hydro-meteorological services and other stakeholders such as public authorities or representatives of public or state companies involved in those domains.
The main results are reflected in the ideas and experience exchange, cooperation between the Romanian and foreign experts in finding solutions for the assessment and management of climate and water risk situations. The conference also aims to promote and increase the visibility of the scientific results to society.
The research results, presented at the conference, are published as internationally indexed proceedings book, an effective tool for promoting specialized scientific contributions.
The first day is entirely dedicated to scientific presentations (as plenary and in different sessions), during the second one a field trip is organized in the contiguous area of Cluj-Napoca city targeting both natural and anthropogenic interesting sites (hydro-technical systems, salt lakes and salt mine tourist areas, fortresses, old cities and traditional villages preserving some wonderful folklore heritage and above all, the wonderful landscapes of Transylvania).
The third day is dedicated especially to foreign and non-local Romanian participant and covers an walking tour of Cluj-Napoca city, the capital of the Transylvania province, a two-millenia multicultural city, with a famous university and a unique cultural footprint, but also with avant-garde investment domains (the most important IT center in Eastern Europe).