International Network Basin Organizations electronic newsletter
N° 44 - August 2011
Our next large event
∎ The 9th conference of the “EUROPE-INBO” Group of the European Basin Organizations for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive
will take place on 27, 28, 29 and 30 September 2011, in Oporto (Portugal),
at the invitation of the Portuguese water authorities and the North Water District Administration
-› The previous "EUROPE-INBO" : 2004 in Krakow (Poland), 2005 in Namur (Walloon Region), 2006 in Megeve (France), 2007 in Rome (Italy), 2008 in Sibiu (Romania), 2009 in Stockholm (Sweden) and 2010 in Mégève (France)
This Oporto conference is part of the European Regional Preparatory Process of the 6th World Water Forum to be held in Marseilles – France from 12 to 17 March 2012.
-› Regional Preparatory Process “Europe” of the 6th World Water Forum
∎ Concept Note: world-water-forum-2012-europa.eu/...
Please participate in the discussion by leaving your comment and/or your contribution world-water-forum-2012-europa.eu/...
∎ Agenda of the process : world-water-forum-2012-europa.eu/...
Any Information : world-water-forum-2012-europa.eu/...
-› Priority for action PA 1.5
« Contribute to cooperation and peace »
∎ INBO is joint coordinator with UNESCO and member of the Pilot Group:
-› Condition for Success CS1
« Good governance »
∎ IOWater, INBO permanent technical secretariat is member of the Pilot Group with OECD and INBO coordinator of the CS1-3 target :
Target Objective 3: Before 2021, increasing by 30% the number of management plans of river basins
∎ Our next meetings
As a side event of the 9th General Assembly of the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO)
Draft programme (French) : http://www.inbo-news.org/...
www.cwwa2011.com/fr/?langue=fr - www.siaeag.fr/component/content/article/35-accueil/121-journees-de-leau-2011-a-cwwa - world-water-forum-2012-europa.eu/spip.php?article120&lang=fr
Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme.
Freshwater Governance Beyond Rio + 20
Online Agenda of Events: http://www.inbo-news.org/...
∎On our website www.inbo-news.org
The events of the first semester of 2011 in which INBO was associated
Information related to the event:
∎ Preparation of the next issue of "INBO Newsletter"
Please reply before 15 September 2011
Launching of the 20th issue of « INBO Newsletter » in 2011, which will focus on proposals and practical experiences of our Network’s members and their partners, as part of the preparation of the next World Water Forum in Marseilles in March 2012.
Information : www.inbo-news.org/spip.php?article2070
Please send your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
To consult the last issue: N°19 - March 2011
All the INBO Newsletters: www.inbo-news.org/spip.php?rubrique11
∎ ON-GOING PROJECTS !
∎ « Handbook on water resources management in transboundary river basins »
INBO is jointly preparing with GWP, UNESCO, UNECE, AFD and GEF a new handbook on IWRM in transboundary river basins, following the first volume which was already published in 2009 at the Forum of Istanbul and which was an enormous world success.
This handbook will be presented at the 6th World Water Forum of Marseilles in March 2012, please send to us by return your case studies, your solutions and recommendations.
Our other partner projects
African Water Information System
The Euro-Mediterranean Information System in the Water Sector
Institutional and Economic Instruments for sustainable water management
in the Mediterranean Region
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
Mediterranean Dialogue on Integrated Water Management
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 meet the Good Ecological Status in 2015
The other sites on river basin management
EU Water Initiative
-› March 22nd
World Water Day
-› GEF : Global Environment Facility
International water: http://www.thegef.org/gef/GEF-3_IW_Operational_Program
Climate change: http://www.thegef.org/gef/climate_change
International Waters strategy : http://www.thegef.org/gef/IW_GEF5_strategy
-› Global Water Partnership (GWP)
-› UNESCO "Water" portal
-› WISE: Water Information System for Europe
-› World Water Council
-› 6th World Water Forum
The network life
∎ News from Regional Basin Organizations Networks
ANBO African Network for Basin Organizations
CEENBO Network of Basin Organizations for Central and Eastern Europe EECCA-NBO EUROPE INBO European Basin Organizations Group for Implementing Water Framework Directive
LANBO Latin-American Network for Basin Organizations
MENBO Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations
NANBO North American Network of Basin Organizations
NARBO REBOB Brazilian Network for Basin Organizations
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