The 15th conference of the "EUROPE-INBO" group, took place in Dublin, Ireland, from 20 to 23 September 2017, at the invitation of the Irish Authorities, gathered 126 participants, representatives of national administrations, basin organizations and elected officials as well as of NGOs, companies, international and regional organizations and academic institutions, coming from 33 countries.

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Established within INBO in 2003 in Valencia, Spain, the "EUROPE-INBO" Group of European Basin Organizations for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD – 2000/60/EC) aims at enriching the implementation of water policies in Europe, especially the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) with its practical field experience to support the European and Candidate Countries and disseminate the principles and tools of European water-related Directives. It participates in the debates on the implementation of these Directives in the European territories, including overseas lands, and in an enlarged territory especially towards the EU neighbouring partner countries in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and the Mediterranean.

In such a context and as part of INBO, the Central and Eastern European Network of Basin Organizations (CEENBO), the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO), and the new Network of Basin Organizations of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA - NBO), facilitate, in their respective regions, the exchanges of experience and discussions on basin management.


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For the Alliance of Signatories to the "Paris Pact"
on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in Basins

For the Alliance of Megacities

For the Business Alliance

For the Desalination Alliance