Electronic Newsletter of the International Network of Basin Organizations
N° 46 - February 2012
INBO is getting mobilized
to promote basin management
at the World Water Forum of Marseilles
Come and sign in Marseilles
on 16 March 2012 at 13:00
the "World Pact for better basin management"
At the 6th WWF in Marseilles in March 2012, INBO will call all the present representatives of basin organizations of river, lake or aquifer, from various parts of the world to join this Pact for better management of the national and transboundary basins for better facing the challenges of the planet.
∎ Consult the draft "World Pact for better basin management"
∎ If you cannot come to Marseilles next March, please return us the “Pact” with your signature and the seal of your institution and you will be on the official list of the signatories which will be disseminated on 16 March 2012 in Marseilles. Thank you in advance!
Participate in the official sessions on basin management
From 13 to 16 March 2012 during the World Water Forum in Marseilles
Synthesis sessions on Friday 16 March - 08:30 – 13:00.
The International Forum Committee entrusted INBO, IOWater, UNESCO, UNECE, the European Commission’s DG Environment and OECD with the coordination of the Forum’s priority topics which aim to ”foster cooperation and peace”, to improve “Good Governance” and to present the European experience in basin management, in partnership with all other interested Organizations.
∎ UNESCO and INBO coordinators of Priority for Action (PA) 1.5: ”Contribute to cooperation and peace” for better management of transboundary basins.
∎ INBO was designated as Coordinator of “Target” 3 of the Condition for Success 1 “Good Governance”. This target relates to the development and implementation of National or Transboundary Basin Management Plans.
∎ The European Commission and UNECE also coordinate two European sessions: one, Eu1, on the “Water convention” (Helsinki 1994) and the management of European transboundary basins, the other, Eu2, on the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD)
∎ The 12 sessions related to Basin Management and Transboundary Cooperation organized at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles - 13, 14 and 15 March 2012.
Our other partner projects
Launching of new research activities at national and regional level on the topic of integrated water resources management in relation with the European Water Framework Directive
Development of Key Performance Indicators for Transboundary River Basin Management in Africa
African Water Information System
The Euro-Mediterranean Water Information System
"Science-Policy Interfacing in support of the Water Framework Directive implementation"
Promoting twinning agreements between river basins to strengthen practices of integrated water resources management
The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and its daughter directives, as well as the Floods Directive, is not a “Business-as-usual approach” and constitutes an exceptional challenge to water managers and governments across Europe. Assessments of the current status of implementation have shown that less than 40% of water bodies will achieve Good Ecological Status in 2015
-› Water RtoM - Water Research to Market
Water RtoM aims to accelerate the transfer of research results (from 3 to 5 years) to the end-users, by adding a stage between Research products and existing mechanisms of technology transfer.
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