July 31- August 15 2010
IV Ecological Academic Camp 2010
„Let’s Save the Danube“
Great War Island
Organized by the Faculty of Applied Ecology „Futura“ of Singidunum University, with the support of: Coca-Cola Hellenic Serbia, Coca-Cola Company and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management – Republic Water Directorate, and in cooperation with JKP Zelenilo Belgrade, Zemun Municipality, Faculty of Protection The 4th Academic Ecological Camp was held on the Great War Island in the period from July 31 to August 15, 2010.
The ecological camp is one of a series of ecological and educational activities that are part of a wider campaign to celebrate the International Danube Day.
The camp was held in two shifts:
I shift: July 31 – August 7,
II shift: August 8 – August 15 auditorium-eco-camp
with 25 participants each.
Thematic lectures of this year’s camp were various aspects of the environment with a special emphasis on water pollution. Practical work for the camp participants took place through workshops on the topic: Preparation of a case study for NP Djerdap.
The following thematic lectures were held:
- International conventions, agreements and other international obligations, especially related to the EU and the Danube-fish-eco-camp accession process
- National legislation in the field of sustainable management of natural resources
- Assessment of the state of the environment in the field of protected natural resources – polluters, local community activities, illegal activities
- Basics of participatory cycle of strategic and operational planning
- Analysis and involvement of stakeholders in the planning process
- Participatory definition of vision, goals and management activities – Logical matrix approach
- Activities to promote the value of protected natural assets and budgeting
Through lectures and thematic workshops, the participants of the camp could get acquainted with various aspects of environmental protection, as well as develop the field of research in teamwork. Researchers-students-ecology protection of the river water resource.
The camper students visited the
wastewater treatment plants of the Coca-Cola Hellenic company, where they had the opportunity to see how the used water is returned to nature on a practical example. They also visited the „Makish“ drinking water treatment plant.