INBO - Newsletter

INBO Newsletter n° 27 - May 2019 2 News of the Network International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) The Permanent Technical Secre- tariat has drafted an ambitious work program in preparation for INBO World General Assembly that will take place in Marrakech (Morocco), from 30 September to 3 October 2019. It will be presented and submitted to the Network Members for adoption during the statutory session of the Assembly. The overall objective of this work pro- gram is to strengthen basin manage- ment, which is developing and relying on structured organizations with the necessary skills, knowledge and fun- ding for integrated and sustainable management of water resources and associated aquatic ecosystems. It is essential to reaffirm the relevance of the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and its operationalization on the basin scale. This is INBO’s main task. Indeed, all the major processes that punctuate the life of the development sector recognize the need to meet the challenges of our time with a holistic approach to the problems to be solved and to their solutions. This is the case, of course, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Action for Disaster Risk Reduction or the international climate negotiations (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC) and the conservation and sustainable use of living organisms (Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD). INBO will be present at the major meetings of these different processes. It will highlight the exemplary achie- vements of its members, the multiple benefits of basin management and organize exchange of experiences to improve practices and optimize the use of natural resources. It will increase its capacity buil- ding activities, project development, knowledge sharing (including publica- tions), events and advocacy actions on seven thematic priorities: l Priority 1: Improvement, deve- lopment and strengthening of information systems and data at basin level; l Priority 2: Adaptation to climate change in the basins of river, lakes and aquifers; l Priority 3: Strengthening water governance; l Priority 4: Intersectoral Coordina- tion and Preservation of Biodiver- sity and Aquatic Ecosystems; l Priority 5: Strengthening city-ba- sin dialogue; l Priority 6: Development of parti- cipatory and citizen management of basins and sub-basins; l Priority 7: Reinforcing Insti- tutional Partnerships and the Science-Policy Interface. Promotion of water management at basin scale through structured basin organizations, with proper governance, competencies and knowledge, as well as sustainable financial mechanisms for IWRM 7 Priorities Water Information Systems Climate Change Adaptation Better governance Intersectoral coordination & environmental conservation Strenghtening city-basin dialogue Participatory and citizen management Increasing partnerships 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 INBO Work Program 2019-2021 INBO has adopted a new work program for 2019 - 2021