Scientific committee:

Chair:  Prof. Arvydas Povilaitis, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Institute of Water Resources Engineering, Lithuania

Members:

Prof. Chong-Yu, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr. Arvo Iital, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Dr. Timo Huttula, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
Prof. Per-Erik Jansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Māris Kļaviņš, Latvian University, Latvia
Dr. Jūratė Kriaučiūnienė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
Dr. Jan Magnusson, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Dr. Diana Šarauskienė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
Dr. Lars Troldborg, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark

Local organising committee:

Chair: Dr. Diana Meilutytė-Lukauskienė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania

Members:

PhD student Vytautas Akstinas, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
Dr. Antanas Dumbrauskas, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania
Dr. Zenonas Gulbinas, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania
Dr. Aldona Jurgelėnaitė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania

The conference is being organised by the Laboratory of Hydrology, Lithuanian Energy Institute, in collaboration with Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Vytautas Magnus University and Nordic Association for Hydrology (NHF).

Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) is a state scientific research organization, created for carrying out long-term scientific research projects important for Lithuanian economy, culture and international cooperation. The main activities of the Institute are scientific R&D activities. The mission of Lithuanian Energy Institute is to be the highest qualification expert on the issues of engineering, hydrology, metrology, nuclear safety, environment protection and economy, related to Lithuanian energy. Strategic objectives are the following:

History of Aleksandras Stulginskis University started in 1924. Aleksandras Stulginskis University is a state institution of higher education and research, which is constantly improving its activity and meeting the highest expectations of society needs. At present it has over 5000 students in a wide range of study programmes of biomedicine, technologies and social sciences. University is open to challenges and changes, adopts the best experience of the world class universities, develops internationality, serves own country, seeks continuous improvement and leadership among the universities of the same area.

Established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) and ranked as the TOP 700 university in the world (QS World University Rankings), Vytautas Magnus University is one of the most liberal and modern academic institutions in Lithuania, boasting an exciting history, nurturing and continuing deep-rooted traditions, playing a leading role in not just Lithuanian, but also the entire Baltic and European intellectual and cultural sphere. The academic community of VMU is united by the idea of artes liberales, i.e. the classical university of liberal arts. Warm, honest interaction and liberal humanist spirit always follow and provide strength to the community.

The Nordic Association for Hydrology (NHF) is an independent body which aims at promoting hydrology as a science and at increasing the understanding of hydrology and of hydrological methods within applied sciences and water planning in the North. It has currently approximately 200 members. NHF membership is open to all individuals and institutions/companies actively interested in hydrological work or research. The statutes of NHF allow for members of the Board to represent other countries than the Nordic ones, but out of a maximum of eight board members, a minimum of five shall represent the Nordic countries. At present all the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are also represented in the Board of NHF.