On the occasion of celebration of the World Water Day and World Meteorology Day, the Third International Conference for Young Scientists on ‘Modern Hydrometeorology: Topical Problems and the Solutions’ was held on 21 – 23 March 2018 at the premises of Odessa State Environmental University (OSENU) with participation of the Ukrainian Meteorological and Hydrological Society, established in 2017.

On 21 March, at the ceremonial opening of the Conference, the participants were greeted by the Board members of the Ukrainian Meteorological and Hydrological Society Yurii S. Tuchkovenko, OSENU Vice-Rector for Research, and Valeriia A. Ovcharuk, Director of OSENU Hydrometeorological Institute. On 22-23 March the Conference was held in the following workshops: “Agrometeorology and Agroecology”, “Hydrology and Hydroecology”, “Meteorology and Climatology” and “Oceanology and Hydrography”. Young scientists from Finland, Lithuania, Syria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine presented their papers (oral and poster presentations). For each of the sections, the results were summed up and the best papers were selected.

The conference raised and discussed the issues related to the global and regional climate changes, and the impacts of these changes on various economic sectors; the forecast and the diagnosis of hazardous hydrometeorological phenomena, which have been observed much more often in all regions of the globe during the recent decades; the issues on Hydrology and water resources management; the issues on reasonable use and conservation of the water resources of the World Ocean. During the sessions and round tables, attention was also paid to the issues on cooperation, interaction and experience exchange in the field of Hydrometeorology between various universities, both those located in Ukraine and those located outside Ukraine.

The Scientific Committee of the Conference was composed of: Mykola I. Kulbida, Director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center of Ukraine; Viktor M. Sytov, Director of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov; Valentyn K. Khilchevskyi, Head of the Department of Hydrology and Hydroecology of the Faculty of Geography, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Halyna V. Liashenko, Chief researcher of the National Scientific Center ‘Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking named after V.E. Tairov’, as well as the leading scientists of Odessa State Environmental University, other universities and representatives of hydrometeorological centers.