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  • Hateg Country Geopark, Romania

Romania is participating in the Internationally Shared Aquifers Resources Management Programme (ISARM) in the Balkans. ISARM, recognizing the regional importance of groundwater resources, aims to compile a world inventory of transboundary aquifers and develop wise practices and guidance tools concerning shared groundwater resources management through a network of experts and specialists.

Out of 14 UNESCO Chairs established in Romania, 5 are science-related. The country collaborates UNESCO in many fields, as seen below.



- Internationally Shared Aquifers Resources Management Programme (ISARM) in the Balkans

- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) Danube River Basin case study More

- Alpine and Mediterranean Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (AMHY FRIEND)

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

- UNESCO Chair in Integrated Rural Development, established in 1996 at the University of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences More

- UNESCO-Cousteau International Ecotechnie Chair/Network, established in 1993 at the University of Bucharest More

Earth Sciences

- National Geoparks 

- Triassic Time and Trans-Panthalassan Correlations (IGCP, Project 467)

- Late Variscan terrestrial biotas and palaeoenvironments  (IGCP, Project 469)

- Au-Ag-telluride-selenide deposits (IGCP, Project 486)

- The Rheic Ocean: Its origin, evolution, and correlatives  (IGCP, Project 497)

- Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCP, Project 506

- Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution (IGCP, Project 509)

- Global correlation of A-type granites and related rocks, their mineralization, and significance in lithospheric evolution (IGCP, Project 510)

- Coastal vulnerability related to sea level change (IGCP, Project 515)

- Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor during the last 30,000 years: Sea level change and human adaptation (IGCP, Project 521)

- Reconstruction of the past coastal environments and its management (IGCP, Project 534)

- UNESCO Chair in Geodynamics, established in 2005 at the Sabba S.Stefanescu Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest

Basic Sciences

- UNESCO Chair on Engineering Sciences: Energy and Environment Programme, established in 1991 at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest More

- UNESCO Chair in Automatics, Intelligent Production and Quality, established in 2000 at the Transilvania University of Brasov More

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