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International <strong>Conference</strong>“Environmental Science and Education in Latvia andEurope: Resources and Biodiversity”19 October 2012Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Peldu iela 25,Riga, LatviaThe <strong>Conference</strong> supported by:1

9.30 – 10.00 RegistrationCONFERENCE PROGRAMME10.00 – 12:00 PLENARY SESSION I10.00 – 10.05 Welcome by Aleksandrs Antonovs, State Secretary, Ministry of EnvironmentalProtection and Regional Development10.05-10.10 Welcome byKārlis Maulics, Environmental Development Association Member of theBoard10.10 – 10.30 Jūlija Gušča (Latvian Council of Environmental Science and Education)Environmental science and education in Latvia10.30 – 10.50 Taime Puura (Tartu University botanic garden)Role of Tartu University Botanic garden in the education about biodiversity10.50 – 11.10 Silvija Nora Kalniņš (Nature ConcertHall)Securing Awareness on Sustainable Development through Environmental Education11.10 – 11.30 Elita Lavrinoviča (Association of environmental educators)Topic "Resources and biodiversity" in the school curricula11.30 – 11.50 Jolanta Jēkabsone (University of Latvia)Water bodies at risk and typological problems –river Slocene as an example11.50 – 12.00 Plenary Session closing discussions12.00 – 13.00 Lunch13:00 – 14:30POSTER SESSIONRound table discussions with the poster presentersAnda Linina. Winter wheat yield and different factors influencing it under growing conditionsof LatviaLauma Vizule. Assessment of biological diversity and ecological quality of Garezeri LakesSergejs Zembovskis. Diversity of technologies for building a sustainable learning environmentin the secondary school settingIvars Druvietis. Peculiarities of Periphyton Communities of the Samll and Medium SizedStreams in Slītere National Park and North Vidzeme Biosphere ReserveLinda Uzule. Macrophyte biodiversity in small-sized and middle-sized streams of Abava basinBauyrzhan Yedilbayev. Calculation Methodology of Ground Level Concentrations of HarmfulPollutants in the AtmosphereAivars Spalviņš. Hydrogeological model of Latvia, FIRST resultsIvars Pēkanis, Barvidaite Ieva. The Role of Environmental Resources in the EcoturismDevelopment2

Aigul Khasanova. The family as a source of workforceLelde Timma. Integration of Large-scale Solar Thermal Technologies in District HeatingNetworksJūlija Gušča. Fuel consumption in carbon capture and storage systemsUldis Bariss. Analysis of Time-of-use Tariff Correspondence to Electricity Wholesale MarketPrices in BalticsLaura Ločmele. Black Alder Alnus Glutinosa Plant Community Development on the Coast ofthe Lake Ķīšezers in Nature ReserveĢirts Vīgants. Environmental Aspects of District Heating systemsArtis Treijs. Studies of Plateau-like Hills in the Burzava Hummocky Area (Latgale Upland) inRespect of Geodiversity and Biodiversity of the TerritoryĒriks Leitis. Ecoturism for the Conservation of Biodiversity in LatviaIlze Ozola. Peat Resources and its Use in LatviaJūlija Gušča, Maris Klindzans, Jānis Vilģerts. From Sustainable waste management in healthsector to sustainable resource consumptionIlze Laicāne. Energy end user behaviour. Research groupsFrancesco Romagnoli. Biowaste and Alage Knowledge for the Production of 2nd GenerationBiofuels: Overview of "BioWALK4Biofuels" ProjectSarma Valtere. Teaching Environmental Management Systems to Environmental EngineeringScience StudentsElīza Kušķe. Peat Resources and Renewable Possibilities14:30-14:45 COFFEE BREAK14:45 -16:00 PLENARY SESSION II14.45 – 15.05 Daiga Brante (National Botanic Garden of Latvia)National Botanic Garden of Latvia - place for inquiry based learning15.05 – 15.25 Dzintra Iliško(Daugavpils University)Diversity of technologies for building a sustainable learning environment in the secondaryschool setting15.25 – 15.40 Ēriks Leitis (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development)Ecotourism for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Latvia15.40 – 15:55 <strong>Conference</strong> closing discussions:Ideas for the next conferenceActions16.30 -19.00The Ceremony on presentation of the environmental science award “Vides zinātnesbalva 2012”, University of Latvia (Raiņa bulvāris 19, Rīga)3

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