George DUCA, academician

PhD in chemistry, university professor
president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Republic of Moldova
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Time warp - water drop

Using special cameras, the researchers reveal the secret of an ordinary raindrop falling into a puddle.

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Global Experiment for the International Year of Chemistry

In 2011, the International Year of Chemistry,school students around the world will be invited to explore one of Earth’s most critical resources, water. The results of their investigations will contribute to a Global Experiment, which will possibly become the biggest chemistry experiment ever.


International Conferences in Water field (December 2010 - March 2011)

  • A Holistic Approach to Water Management 06 December 2010 Cleveland Ohio
  • Water NI 03 February 2011 Belfast United Kingdom
  • Water Innovation, Technology and Sustainability (WITS) 17 March 2011 Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Air and Water components of the enviroment 18 March 2011 Cluj-Napoca Romania
  • Air and Water: Components of the Environment 25 March 2011 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Romania
  • 15th International Water Technology Conference 31 March 2011 Alexandria Egypt


    The Academies of Sciences of Moldova and Austria organize the international conference "WATER – HISTORY, RESOURCE, PERSPECTIVES" so as to emphasize the importance of ongoing efforts to provide pure water for consumption, to identify problems and their solutions, as well as to explore the cultural role of water.




    UNESCO Water Portal Newsletter No. 234: Tunisia


    § 19th session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council

    § Announcing: 10th Kovacs Colloquium 2010 - Hydrocomplexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems

    § PCCP and UNESCO-IHE announce two short courses on "Negotiation for Water Conflict Management"

    § ICIWaRM co-sponsors North American HELP Basin Organizations Workshop on Lessons Learned

    § HELP organizes "River Basin Level Responses to Water Scarcity and Drought under Uncertain Climate Futures" for the Douro River Basin


    § Fixed-Term Researcher - International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) of the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) in Tsukuba, Ibaraki , Japan

    DID YOU KNOW…?  Facts and figures about Tunisia

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    Despite the taken measures, the Gulf of Mexico continues to receive up to 30000 barrels per day, which leads to terrible consequences. Initial estimates of the ecological disaster extent was inexact



    UNESCO Water Portal Newsletter No. 233: The Netherlands


    § UNESCO Director-General meets Chinese Minister of Water Resources

    § UNESCO-IHP co-organizes three sessions at the Water History Conference

    § Kick-off meeting for a new IFI book series at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris , 29-30 April 2010

    § UNESCO-IHP SINBAD project to be showcased at World Water Week

    § Oregon State University’s Department of Geosciences to hold course in Water Governance and Conflict Management


    UNESCO Water Family

    § 10th Kovacs Colloquium 2010 - Hydrocomplexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems

    § ISARM2010 - International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions


    § Climate Change and Adaptation for Water Resources in Yellow River Basin , China


    § Data Manager (United Nations University – UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development)

    DID YOU KNOW…? Facts and figures about the Netherlands

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    WEPower 2010 Dhahran Saudi Arabia
    Sustainable Irrigation 2010: Third International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies
    Water Pollution 2010: Tenth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution Bucharest Romania
    WATER 2010 - International conference of Water Across Time in Engineering Research Constantza Romania
    The Canadian Water Summit Toronto Canada
    Urban Environmental Pollution 2010 Boston MA
    10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conference – SGEM 2010 (Surveying Geology & mining Ecology Management)
    Coal Seam Water Seminar 2010 Brisbane Australia
    Constructed Wetlands Association Stoneleigh United Kingdom
    Water Quality 2010 Leeds United Kingdom
    Environment Research Event 2010 Rockhampton Australia
    Innovate to Survive: Engineers for a One Planet Future® London United Kingdom Bucharest Romania Albena resort Bulgaria


    June 1-4, 2010, Moscow hosts the international water forum ECWATECH-2010 "Water: Ecology and Technology". ECWATECH – is a complex event in which the key water market players usually participate and the main components of which are the trade fair and the alongside conference programme (congress). These two parts of one event allow combining effectively demonstration of leading-edge technologies with hot topics discussion.


    September 5 – 11, 2010, Stockholm. The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), it brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.

    Early registration discount runs through June 30, 2010.





    UNESCO Water Portal Newsletter No. 232: Uzbekistan – The Aral Sea Basin


    Natural Sciences Sector Participation Programme releases study on global change impacts on glacier, snow and water resources

    ICHARM and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism organize 5th International Conference on Flood Management


    Featured International Events

    • SIL 2010: 31st Congress of the International Society of Limnology
    • 5th International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and 3rd International Symposium on Methodology in Hydrology
    • Geotunis 2010: The use of GIS and remote sensing for sustainable development

    DID YOU KNOW…? Facts and figures about Uzbekistan – The Aral Sea Basin





    UNESCO Water Portal Bi-monthly Newsletter No. 230: The Lake Merin Basin






    • Ecohydrology Demonstration Projects: Date for submissions extended to the 10th May 2010
    • China inaugurates National Water Museum
    • Design Competition 'Delta city of the Future: Changing Perspectives'
    • The Netherlands offers analytical groundwater modelling tool to UNESCO community
    • What did World Water Day mean to you?

    UNESCO Water Family

    • Water Conflict Management Graduate Certificate - Online Course
    • Water Governance and Conflict Management 2010
    • International Training Course on Qanats

    Featured International Events

    • Middle East Desalination Summit
    • Fifth Biennial Caribbean Environmental Forum & Exhibition (CEF-5)
    • 13th International Riversymposium


    • The International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground


    • Facts and figures about the Lake Merin Basin

    5 Scientific Ways To Make Water Do Magic

    Science has proven that much of the universe is made up of badassery. You can find it all around you, including in something as simple as water. You just need to know the tricks to unleash it.

    So here are some badass things you can do with water that seem to cross the line between science and magic. And best of all, they're all completely safe!