The unique ecological potential of the Danube and its tributaries: A report on the 33rd IAD-Conference in Osijek, Croatia, 3-9 September 2000.
The 33rd Conference of the International Association for Danube Research (IAD) in Osijek, Croatia, was focused on the general topic "Danube and its tributaries: Anthropogenic impacts and revitalization". About 150 scientists from 11 Danubian countries presented contributions that are published in the conference proceedings (HORVATH: 2000). This article provides a review of the proceedings and a summary of, and comment on, the major conference contributions. Moreover, a brief conference report and an outlook on IAD policy are given.