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18th "Europe-INBO 2020" International Conference
for the Implementation of the European Water Directives

The European health situation, and the many restrictions on movement between countries that currently exist, do not allow international conferences to take place. It is therefore in virtual format, and for the first time, that the 18th International EUROPE-INBO Conference was organized - for the first time completely online, on 9 and 10 November 2020.

The sessions were particularly well attended despite these special circumstances, and INBO was pleased to have registered more than 306 registrations from 47 countries. We thank our members and partners for their mobilization and active participation in our work.

The proceedings were adapted to these particular circumstances :

 - An official opening session took place in the presence of :

    Mr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary General of the International Network of Basin Organizations
    Ms Bettina Doeser, Head of the Water Unit of DG Environment at the European Commission,
    Mr Juhani Gustaffson, Ministerial Adviser at the Finnish Ministry of the Environment
    Mr. Manuel Sapiano, Director General of the Maltese Water and Energy Agency

- An interactive workshop on new CAP: an opportunity for water policies?
  More information - ProgrammeRegistration  - Resources

- An interactive workshop on the European partnership "Water4all" - Programme

- A webinar dedicated to the City-basin Dialogue - Programme

- A webinar How water digital innovations can benefit to River Basin Organisations? The on-going experience of Fiware4Water - Programme



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  • Official opening
  • Workshop : New CAP, an opportunity for water policies ?

The European Innovation Partnership “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability” (EIP-AGRI) - Céline Karasinski, EIP-AGRI SERVICE POINT

Introduction - M. Yannick Pochon, International Office for Water (OiEau)

- Feedback on the current synergy between CAP and water policies :

FAIRWAY Project - SURDYK Nicolas, BRGM

Experience feedback from the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) - M. Cyrille BARNERIAS


  • Workshop : European co-funded partnership “WATER4ALL”Water Security For the Planet

Introduction - Dr. Natacha Amorsi, International Office for Water (OiEau)

Water in Horizon Europe 1st draft WP 2021-22 - Mr. Panagiotis Balabanis, Deputy Head of Unit “Eco-Innovation” DG Research & Innovation

Water4All Partnership Water Security For the Planet - Olivier BOUC, ANR


  • Webinar - City-basin dialogue : INBO-IWA methodological guide on cities connected to their basin

Introduction - François-Xavier Imbert - Office International de l'Eau (OIEau)

Basin-Connected Cities - President,IWA

Handbook of cases and best practices using the framework - Ms. Katharine Cross,IWA

Porto – A Basin-Connected city (Douro River Basin) - Cláudia Costa, Environmental Engineer, Aguas do Porto

Gestion intégrée et participative des ressources en eau. La Déclaration régionale de Marrakech pour l'eau - Mr. MohammedChtioui, Secretary General, Tensift, Hydraulic Basin Agency

Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC) - Mr. Mr. Alexandros Makarigakis, Programme Specialist, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO

The Rehabilitation of Pasig River - Mrs Caroline Chal (SYCTOM), and Mr Tristan Milot, Project manager (SIAAP)

IAWD - 27 years of cooperation in the Danube region - Mr. Walter Kling, Secretary General, IAWD

Réaménagement du bassin de rétention de la zone de captage de Grand Yoff - Mrs. Mamani Coulibaly, Project Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


  • Workshop : How water digital innovations can benefit to River Basin Organisations?The on-going experience of Fiware4Water

Introduction - Dr Natacha Amorsi - Office International de l'Eau (OIEau)

How the water sector can benefit from digital innovation? - Philippe Cousin, EGM

Fiware4Water results. How can river basin organisations benefit? - Dr Lydia S.Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

 - Table ronde: Innovation digitale pour l’eau ‘intelligente’: quelles opportunités pour les organismes de bassin? :

EYDAP in the Water Digital World - M. Stelios Samios, EYDAP

Digital water for citizens’ engagement, from the F4W experience - M.  Joshua Pocock, SWW

How Fiware4Water platform can support RBOs? - Fernando López, FIWARE Foundation, e.V.

Developing cooperation partnerships on #digitalwater for the Danube countries - M. Ciprian Nanu, Business Development Group (BDG)