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IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021

3-11 September 2021, Marseille


Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

INBO contributed to the preparation of the Congress and will organize there a series of events on how to improve the management of freshwater resources, associated ecosystems and biodiversity, how to implement nature-based solutions and adapt to climate changes.

The trilingual flyer (English – French Spanish) providing an overview of this series of events (date, event & location) and, in the “Program” section (see left side of this web page), their detailed programs:

To participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress and to these specific events, you must register and pay the registration fee here:



You can check the overview of our events at the Congress (here) the overview of "Nature-based Solutions" events organized by INBO & its partners (OiEau, the French Committee of IUCN and French Biodiversity Agency ; here) and the specific programs of:



  • the events of the Bio-Plateaux project (Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname):
    - “Improving knowledge, protection and development of water resources in the Guiana shield” (English)
    Sunday 5th of September, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Parc Chanot, Hall 3, IUCN French Committee Pavilion, (A19)
    - “BIO-PLATEAUX: sharing knowledge on water and biodiversity between French Guiana, Suriname and Brazil” (ENG-FR)
    Tuesday 7th of September, 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Parc Chanot, Hall 3, Auditorium of the French Pavilion


Conception et mise en oeuvre des Solutions Fondées sur la Nature pour l'adaptation aux changements climatiques dans le cadre d'une gestion coopérative dans le bassin de la Volta  - Robert  Y.  DESSOUASSI  (ABV)

Coopération sur les solutions données sur la nature pour l’adaptation dans les bassins des lacs, fleuves et aquifères - M. RATOVONIAINA Thierry Emmanuel
(Ministère de l’Eau, de l’Assainissement et de l’Hygiène Madagascar)

Benefits of Nature based Solutions : Wetland Rehabilitation in Yanshan Sinopec River flows dynamic management in Bievre Valley SIAVB - Marie-Christine HUAU (Véolia)

Nature-Based Solution to Promote regional Water-Energy-Food-Nexus - Dr. Marwan Alraggad (INWRDAM)

Cooperation on Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation: Moving to action and impact in the MENA - Maha Al-Zu’bi, PhD (IWMI)


- “Scaling up implementation of Nature-based Solutions for water” (ENG-FR-SP)
Tuesday 7th of September, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parc Chanot, Hall 8, Room 5 Mer de Corail

Scaling up implementation of Nature-based Solutions for water. Projet Life ARTISAN - Mathilde Loury (OFB)

Scaling up implementation of Nature-based Solutions for water - Bertrand Camus (Suez)

Industry in action: accelerating corporate adoption of nature-based solutions - Cate Lamb (CDP)

Scaling up implementation of Nature-based Solutions for water: casus Suriname water-biodiversity - Dr. Riad Nurmohamed (Minister of Public Works, Suriname)

Les solutions d’adaptation aux Changements Climatiques pour lutter contre les inondations à l’échelle du sous bassin de la basse et moyenne vallée de l’Ouémé (Bénin) - Médard DAHODO


Promotion de l'usage des données satellitaires et de la géomatique pour améliorer la gestion de l'eau du fleuve Sénégal - Mohamed Fawzi BEDREDINE