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


This year, at the invitation of the Maltese Authorities, the 18th International “EUROPE-INBO” Conference should take place from Sunday 8 November to Friday 13 November 2020.

The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the Maltese Energy and Water Agency (EWA) (host partner) jointly organize the event, in collaboration with the 4th Mediterranean Water Forum (11-13 November 2020, Malta).




The partners in the two events are closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic
and are ready to adjust this initial schedule if necessary.





See the previous Europe-INBO event





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Simultaneous interpretation in English-French-Spanish will be available
for all plenary sessions

Sunday 8th November

  19h00 : Welcome cocktail

Monday 9th November

  •     9h00: Official opening ceremony
  •     9h30: Introduction:

- Objectives and actions of Europe-INBO (20 min)
- Presentation of the water governance in Malta (40 min)

  •     10h30: Coffee break
  •     11h00: Session I.1. Engaging basin actors in the evaluation and evolution of the Water Directives
  •     12h45: Lunch
  •     14h00: Workshop on “Greening the Common Agricultural Policy: stakes and solutions”
  •     17h30: INBO World Liaison Bureau
  •     19h30: Conference dinner

Tuesday 10th November

  •     09h00: Session I.2. Economic tools for basin management: integrating environment and biodiversity in cost-recovery
  •     10h45: Coffee break
  •     11h15: Session I.3. Sustainable quantitative management of water resources for climate change adaptation and biodiversity preservation
  •     14h15: Special Session I.4. International & transboundary cooperation for basin management
  •     16h00: Coffee break
  •     16h30: Official closing ceremony
  •     17h30: Cocktail


Friday 13th of November

  • A technical and cultural visit will be organized on the last day