European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology PAS
The European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO has grown out of the International Centre for Ecology (ICE) of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The scientific profile of the Centre is focused on development of ecohydrological science and its implementation for restoring freshwater resources in the framework of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme. Priority is being given to delivering tools for implementing the European Water Framework Directive as part of Poland's national cooperation.
By agreement between the President of the Academy of Science and the Rector of the University of Lodz, the long cooperation between these institutions was formalised in 2004. From that time on, new dimensions of science and education at international and national levels have been enhanced strongly.