25–29 May 2010 Ohrid,
FYRO Macedonia

The 4th International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2010 was held in Ohrid, FYRO Macedonia from 25 to 29 May 2010.

The purpose of the conference was to provide a solutions-based forum and to exchange information regarding research activities and plans for studying the relationship between climate and environment for improving the quantity and quality of water, and engineering, and current policies from state and federal agencies. Attendees were scientists, engineers, managers, legislators, and policy makers responsible for issues dealing with water. Intent of this conference was to bring forward the concerns and impending problems (and offer solutions) that are developing with regards to the availability and quality of water, and the consequences to aquatic ecosystems and human environment, not only at the Balkan scale, but wider.

BALWOIS 2010 was a platform for creating partnerships in solving water scarcity problems, floods, droughts, environmental degradation and risk affecting different regions. The conference was designed to facilitate sharing of experiences in water issue and management through presentation of scientific and technical papers and posters on planning research and development activities.

A specific session was dedicated to DMCSEE project, focused on drought monitoring and related risks mitigation.