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Project Meeting


The final project meeting was held on 29 April - 4 May 2012 in Sofia. All Bulgarian participants and project partners from Hydrobiology Institute Ohrid, R. Macedonia, "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History, Romania, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and US Army Corps of Engineers, USA, attended the meeting.

The meeting provided a forum for summary, presentation and discussion of project results. Five working sessions were convened during the first two days of the meeting, where updates on different work packages and project accomplishments were presented and discussed. The third day was devoted to the implementation of WP4 - implementing a multi-criteria decision analysis process, which included: - development of a set of evaluation criteria to be used to evaluate and compare the potential benefits of previously selected management actions; - estimation of the relative importance of these evaluation criteria under different Dreissena threat conditions (low, moderate, and high threat levels); - estimation of the expected performance of each management action with respect to each evaluation criterion. The results were used for the completion of the risk-based multi-criteria decision analysis framework for the prevention and control of Dreissena spp. within Bulgarian waters. Preparation of joint publications and potential opportunities for future collaboration were discussed during the concluding working session.

During the last day of the meeting, project participants visited two reservoirs - Dushantsi Reservoir and Pyasachnik Reservoir which is infested by Dreissena. Water chemical and biological samples were collected. A field trip to South-West Bulgaria was organized with the participation of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Leopold Füreder and part of Bulgarian team.


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This website is developed with support from the Bulgarian Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science,
within the Project "Assessment and Management of Dreissena spp. Invasions in the Bulgarian Water Bodies",
Contract Number: DO-02-283/2008.

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