Microplastic // 23 June, 13:00 - 14:00

At Danube Talks Microplastic, we will discuss microplastics in Romania and their impact on aquatic biodiversity.


Oana Ristea (Apele Române ABA Buzău-Ialomița)

Coordinator of the study conducted within the „Protect Streams 4 Sea” project regarding macroplastics and microplastics in the Siriu reservoir pilot area.

Ing. Ionuț Procop (Global Water Partnership Romania)

Coordinator of the research conducted within the “Danube at Report” project initiated by Mai Mult Verde Association, presenting the first quantitative and qualitative results on the quantities and types of macro and microplastics carried by the waters of the Danube in Romania.

Ovidiu Roșu (Visul Luanei Association)

Veterinarian Doctor specializing in wildlife management in the field, founder of Visul Luanei Foundation, and coordinator of the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.


Loredana Pană (MaiMultVerde)

Loredana Pană has worked for over 13 years with environmental non-governmental organizations in Romania and coordinates the advocacy campaign within the Cu Apele Curate program. 

Zero plastic on the Danube. From Germany to Romania // 23 June, 16:00 - 17:00 [EN]

A discussion with representatives of three German NGOs on how do we get out of the plastic crisis, what can each individual do and what political framework is needed.


Andreas Henneberge (Zero Waste/Foodsharing Ingolstadt)

Active in foodsharing for 3.5 years. Current role: Ambassador for Foodsharing Ingolstadt for over 2 years. Also a member of ZeroWaste Ingolstadt for over a year. 

Prof. Dr. Andres Fath (Furtwangen University /H2Org)

Dr. Andreas Fath is a German chemist specialized in wastewater treatment and surface technologies. In his current research, he focuses on microplastics and the development of methods to improve water quality. He is a passionate swimmer and has attracted international attention when he swam the entire Danube river during the "CleanDanube" project in summer 2022. 

Annika Brunner (a tip: tap water/Exit Plastik)

Annika lives in Berlin and has a Master's degree in Ecology. Her areas of interest are ecology/change of freshwater systems, drinking water, plastics (PET, chemicals, politics), and political processes concerning these topics.

Riverbank sanitation // 24 June, 13:00 - 14:00

Who is responsible for riverbank sanitation and why do they gradually turn into informal garbage dumps? We will try to answer these questions together with public authorities and specialists from non-governmental organizations specialized in waste management.


Liliana Nichita (The Federation of Intercommunity Development Associations (FADI)) 

Liliana has over 15 years of experience in waste management, and for the past 8 years, she has been the director of FADI, which specializes in Integrated Waste Management and was established to promote cooperation and institutional development in the field of waste management in Romania. 

Raul Pop (Ecoteca Association)

As a consultant, manager, and environmental activist, Raul helps companies and public institutions align their activities with coherence and sustainability in the increasingly complex context of a rapidly changing world. He combines elements of legislation, strategy, process optimization, and productivity tools. In addition to his active involvement in civil society and the development of practical aspects of environmental education, Raul has served as an advisor to ministers of the environment. He has held the public position of State Secretary at the Ministry of Environment twice. 

Nica Adrian, Director of SGA Călărași, Buzău Ialomița Water Basin Administration, subordinated to the National Administration of Romanian Waters.

(TBC) Ministry of Environment 


Loredana Pană (Mai Mult Verde)

Loredana has been working for over 13 years with environmental non-governmental organizations in Romania and coordinates the advocacy campaign within the Cu Apele Curate program.

Facing the Danube: projects, communities,  developments // 24 June, 16:00 - 17:00

The new issue of the Architecture Magazine is dedicated to the cities along the Danube River - Danube 1075, and at the Danube Talks event, we will discuss with some of the authors of the magazine what the river means to Romanians, whether Danube cities have a common identity and the development potential of the region. 


Arch. Mihaela Hărmănescu

Associate Professor at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, she has been coordinating projects such as DANUrB and DANUBIAN_SMCs - Creative Danube, aimed at creating educational and cultural networks along the Danube. 

Mălin Mușătescu (Fishing & Hunting Romania)

With 23 years of uninterrupted activity in fishing media, hundreds of articles and editorials, he is the founder of magazines such as Aventuri la Pescuit/Adventures at Fishing, Super Pescar/Super Fisherman, and Pescuitul Pentru toți/Fishing for Everyone. He is the author of the book "Spinning." He has worked as a journalist for Cotidianul newspaper and has been a contributor to humor and political satire magazines like Academia Cațavencu/Cațavencu Academy and Cațavencii. He served as the governor of ARBDD between 2017 and 2019.


Ioana Alexe (Architecture Magazine)

Ioana Alexe is a chief editor and graduate of UAUIM, class of 2005. She pursued a master's program on the subject of "Theory and Practice of Image." Since 2015, she has been the chief editor of Architecture Magazine.

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