News https://www.inbo-news.org/en en XVIIIème congrès mondial de l'eau de l'IWRA https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/xviiieme-congres-mondial-de-leau-de-liwra <span>XVIIIth IWRA World Water Congress</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Thu, 09/21/2023 - 17:41</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p>XVIII World Water Congress organized by the <strong>International Water Resources Association (IWRA)</strong>, the Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China, the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (MWR) and the Chinese National Committee of IWRA took place from <strong>September 11 to 15, 2023 in Beijing, China</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>The main theme <strong>"Water for All: Harmony between Humans and Nature"</strong> underlines the fact that harmonious coexistence between man and nature can hardly be separated from water. Water is essential to life, so it is necessary for human beings to develop, use, protect and manage our precious water resources in a more rational and efficient way.</p> <p> </p> <p>INBO organized its own three special sessions there:</p> <ul><li><strong>Shared and Innovative Water Information Systems for an Improved Water Resources Management at National and Basin Level</strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li><strong>30 Years of Water management in Basins of rivers, lakes and aquifers</strong> to mark the publication of a<a href="https://riob.org/fr/node/8274"> special issue of Water International </a>review in 2024. </li> </ul><p>This session takes up the theme of the special issue of Water International planned for the 10th World Water Forum in Bali (May 2024). Its editorial board is made up of IWRA, INBO and experts in water research and academia.</p> <p> La Integrated water resources management (IWRM) in transboundary river, lake and aquifer basins is very important for maintaining the sustainable development of the basin or region. This special session therefore focused on the last 30 years of basin management, and tried to propose a way or solution to cooperate with different basins, different regions and different countries. IWRM in the international context was presented by Ms Raya Stephan, and examples of effective transboundary water management in various basins, such as the Nile Basin, the Senegal River Basin and China, were discussed. Mr. Ximing Cai felt that the basin approach to dealing with changes and challenges is like an orchestra, and used the Nile project as an example to describe the institutional development of basin management. Mr Laurent-Charles Tremblay-Lévesque examined the extent to which regional multi-stakeholder dialogues help to advance cross-border water cooperation, and reflected on the key factors in establishing and maintaining such dialogues. Mr. Marc Abadie considered that a multi-stakeholder dialogue framework should be created to develop IWRM, and Ms. Liu Jiangxia proposed a system of indicators to assess the security of water supply in cities benefiting from China's South-North water transfer project.</p> <ul><li><strong>Nature-based Solutions for Water Security and Ecological Security </strong>to promote, for example, the <a href="https://riob.org/en/news/inbo-and-oieau-mobilized-call-signatures-no-water-security-without-ecological-security-no">Water &amp; Nature Action Plan</a>. </li> </ul><p>Water security is important for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic development. Water security depends on a number of elements, including natural processes, infrastructure, institutions and governance. Water insecurity is increasing, and nature-based solutions (NbS) can address some key water security challenges.The conference presented examples of best practice, implementation challenges and lessons learned for nature-based water security solutions. The aim of the session was to provide evidence and guidance on how investments in nature can address the critical and interrelated crisis of water security, biodiversity loss and climate change.</p> <p>Ms. Andrea Erickson pointed to nature-based solutions in agriculture as the most profitable opportunity and presented the regenerative agriculture investment model. The example of Nairobi Water was presented as an investment model for regenerative agriculture. Dr. Qian Yu mainly presented the general situation of Rainwater Storage and Retention Areas (FSDA) and took the example of Jingjiang Flood Diversion District to finally propose a nature-based FSDA model in a creative way. Mr. Tom Panella mentioned that the inclusion of nature-based solutions in ADB investment projects has become commonplace and that there are also significant co-benefits to be gained from nature-based solutions. The Chao Lake example of an ecosystem-based management approach was presented. ADB plays a leading role with its members and partners in providing innovative investments, knowledge-based solutions, policy and strategic support and capacity building to address climate change.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>INBO was represented at plenary sessions and special sessions of partners such as :</p> <ul><li>the<strong> 3rd Global Water Security Seminar,</strong></li> <li>the special session on <strong>10th World Water Forum in Bali: Pathways towards "Water for Shared Prosperity",</strong></li> <li>the special session on <strong>China-Europe Water Platform – 10 years of a partnership to be boosted,</strong></li> <li>China special session on <strong>"Chinese Water Practises and Global Water Governance"</strong></li> <li>the High level panel <strong>"Water Ecosystem Conservative and Restoration".</strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Brochure" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5df2bd9d-88a9-4c42-b1e2-1d421a29dc70" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/Brochure%20WWC_Page_3.png" class="align-left" /></p> </div> <span class="label_field">Website</span> <div class="content_field"><a href="https://www.worldwatercongress.com/">https://www.worldwatercongress.com/</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Sep 2023 15:41:20 +0000 m.lupi 8319 at https://www.inbo-news.org Septième réunion du Réseau mondial des bassins travaillant sur l'adaptation au changement climatique https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/septieme-reunion-du-reseau-mondial-des-bassins-travaillant-sur-ladaptation-au-changement <span>Seventh meeting of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/26/2023 - 16:30</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p>The seventh meeting of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation took place on 25-26 May 2023 in Geneva in a hybrid format. The meeting allowed the exchange of experiences and updates on the benefits and added value of developing and implementing climate change adaptation strategies and plans in transboundary basins.<br /> It focused on the following topics:</p> <ul><li>drought management in transboundary basins under changing climate;</li> <li>linkages between global processes on water, environment, climate and biodiversity;</li> <li>adaptation of wetlands to climate change in transboundary basins; and</li> <li>financing transboundary climate change adaptation.</li> </ul><p>The meeting also discussed future activities within the Global network including how to further facilitate a regular exchange of experience between the participating basins, the on-line Compendium of good practices and lessons learnt in climate change adaptation in transboundary basins and other similar initiatives.</p> </div> <span class="label_field">Useful information</span> <div class="content_field"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/Program_FR.pdf" type="application/pdf; 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length=964859">1_Opening_Programme.pptx__1.pdf</a></span> </div> <span class="label_field">Liens</span> <div class="content_field"><a href="https://unece.org/environmental-policy/events/seventh-meeting-global-network-basins-working-climate-change-adaptation">https://unece.org/environmental-policy/events/seventh-meeting-global-network-ba…</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 May 2023 14:30:11 +0000 m.lupi 8311 at https://www.inbo-news.org Améliorer les politiques nationales de restauration de la continuité des cours d'eau pour la gestion européenne des rivières basée sur les écosystèmes https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/webinario-ecrr-restauracion <span>Improving National River Continuity Restoration Policies for European Ecosystem-based River Management</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/12/2023 - 10:56</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p><b>June 27th 2023 - 10:30 am - 12 am CEST </b></p> <p>This webinar is organised jointly by the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR) and INBO on 27 June 2023. It celebrates the launch of the publication of a study on the development and present status of <strong>8 National River Continuity Policies from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Spain</strong>. The  following aspects of the results of the study will be presented and discussed:</p> <ul><li>completeness, </li> <li>administrative structure, </li> <li>prioritization method, </li> <li>stakeholder involvement, </li> <li>financing,</li> <li>monitoring and evaluation of the policies. </li> </ul><p> The<strong> EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 </strong>needs complete policies with effective implementation to protect nature and restore eco-systems.</p> <p> </p> <p>Representatives of countries involved in the study will reflect on the results of the study and representatives of the EU Horizon 2020 Projects MERLIN and Danube4All, aiming at applying nature-based solutions in future water management, will present the use of the results of the policy study in their work.</p> <h2 class="text-align-center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g0AS6BffXlQ" width="640"></iframe></h2> <p>The full report is <a href="https://ecrr.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4766e02910490b307e4390f15&amp;id=8a949fa087&amp;e=ad97d3456b" target="_blank">available here</a>.<br /> A summary article in the ECRR Technical Newsletter is avalaible <a href="https://ecrr.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4766e02910490b307e4390f15&amp;id=d7eb2b71fa&amp;e=ad97d3456b" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><br /><strong>Organizations:</strong><br /> STOWA foundation for applied water research, International Network of Basin Organizations and European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR) are cooperating in this study and this seminar bringing their complementary activities in the field of integrated water management and to reach a wide audience with this comprehensive topic.</p> </div> <span class="label_field">Image</span> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/juicebox_square_thumb/public/2023-05/RCPR%20Webinar%20announcement%20card.png?itok=X5HpmwCS" width="85" height="85" alt="" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 12 May 2023 08:56:16 +0000 m.lupi 8310 at https://www.inbo-news.org Conférence des Nations unies sur l’eau 2023 : Le Plan d’action de Dakar porté par le RIOB et le RAOB https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/actualites/conference-des-nations-unies-sur-leau-2023-le-plan-daction-de-dakar-porte-par-le-riob-et <span>United Nations Water Conference 2023 : The Dakar Action Plan supported by INBO and ANBO</span> <span><span>Myriam Sonni</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/28/2023 - 10:41</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p>The <a href="https://riob.org/en/events/un-2023-water-conference">United Nations 2023 Water Conference</a>, a major event which took place from 22 to 24 March 2023, in New York, was the occasion to<strong> bring the voice of the basins </strong>on the international scene.</p> <p>INBO, through the speech of the <a href="https://riob.org/en/news/african-network-basin-organizations-anbo-key-actor-cooperation-within-african-union">African Network of Basin Organizations</a> (ANBO), promoted the <a href="https://riob.org/en/node/8242">Dakar Action Plan</a> at the United Nations, during <strong>Dialogue 4 "Water for Cooperation".</strong></p> <p>In its <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/sites/default/files/2023-03/African%20Network%20Of%20Basin%20Organization%20%28ANBO%29.pdf">statement</a>, ANBO submitted the following key messages, which all African Lake and Basin Organisations have agreed on in various regional meetings:</p> <p>1. Support ANBO member organisations, the African Ministers' Council on Water (<a href="https://amcow-online.org/">AMCOW</a>) and the Regional Economic Commissions (RECs) in their efforts to help African countries meet their commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular to <a href="https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-and-sanitation/">SDG 6</a>, target 6.5 (implement Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at all levels, including in transboundary basins) ;</p> <p>2. ANBO, in collaboration with RECs, AMCOW and the African Union Commission (AUC), should develop a <strong>comprehensive investment strategy</strong> to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and develop a post-2030 roadmap to effectively contribute to Africa's infrastructure plan.</p> <p>3. Recognise ANBO as a <strong>knowledge hub</strong> that contributes to raising awareness of new areas of interest and facilitates the sharing of experiences while building the capacity of members and partners through<strong> training support</strong> and <strong>improved access to decision support tools.</strong></p> <p>4. Enable transboundary basin/lake organisations to join the <a href="https://riob.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/unece-water-convention">Water Convention </a>in order to improve governance and cooperation at national, regional and continental levels and to provide African basin/lake organisations with relevant institutional capacities.</p> <p>5. Engage African basin/lake organisations in the Blue Deal and the <a href="https://riob.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/support-dakar-action-plan-lake-river-and-aquifer-basins">Dakar Action Plan</a>.</p> <p>6. Include water in the agenda of all UN meetings and conferences related to economic forums, as<strong> water is a driver and catalyst for human development.</strong></p> <p>The <a href="https://riob.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/support-dakar-action-plan-lake-river-and-aquifer-basins"><strong>Dakar Action Plan</strong></a> for Lakes, Rivers and Aquifers was launched in 2022 to put into practice the Dakar Declaration "A Blue Deal for Water Security for Peace and Development", signed by the leaders of states, governments and international institutions. The objective of this plan is to<strong> bring together the main actors involved in basin management</strong> (basin organisations and committees, ministries, donors, water users' associations, etc.) and to have a significant impact on the international scene by accelerating <strong>the achievement of targets 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 </strong>(integrated resource management) of SDG 6, which is dedicated to clean water and sanitation, <strong><em>"by the basins and for basins". </em></strong></p></div> <span class="label_field">Keywords</span> <div class="content_field">International</div> <div class="content_field">Africa</div> </div> </div> Tue, 28 Mar 2023 08:41:34 +0000 Myriam Sonni 8284 at https://www.inbo-news.org Forum Mondial de l’Eau 2024 : Réunion de lancement à Jakarta le 15 et 16 février 2023 https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/forum-mondial-de-leau-2024-reunion-de-lancement-jakarta-le-15-et-16-fevrier-2023 <span>World Water Forum 2024: Kick-off meeting in Jakarta</span> <span><span>Myriam Sonni</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/27/2023 - 10:33</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p><strong>The kick-off meeting of the Bali World Water Forum was held in Jakarta on 15-16 February, bringing together over 1400 participants, including experts, policy makers and civil society representatives. The event was organised to discuss water management issues worldwide in preparation for the 10th World Water Forum to be held in May 2024 in Bali, Indonesia.</strong></p> <p><br /> The World Water Forum 2024, with the theme <strong>"Water for Shared Prosperity"</strong>, will aim to provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge, generate political commitment and present solutions to global water challenges. With water at the centre of achieving shared prosperity, it is crucial to address the impacts of climate change and work together for a sustainable future.</p> <p><br /> Participants discussed the need to find <strong>innovative solutions</strong> to water management challenges, including <strong>water scarcity, water pollution and climate change</strong>, through political, thematic and regional processes. They also exchanged best practices in water management in order to develop effective strategies to improve access to water for the most vulnerable populations.<strong> INBO brought its ideas and initiatives</strong> during these exchanges, in particular<strong> Integrated Water Resources Management</strong> at the level of basins, as a solution for better water management and supported by the <a href="https://www.riob.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/support-dakar-action-plan-lake-river-and-aquifer-basins">Dakar Action Plan</a> and by the <a href="https://www.riob.org/en/news/inbo-and-oieau-mobilized-call-signatures-no-water-security-without-ecological-security-no">Water &amp; Nature Declaration</a>.</p> <p><br /> In his closing speech, <strong>Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General and Vice-President of the World Water Council</strong>, underlined the importance of basin organizations in contributing to peace and sustainable development: <em>"Their role is to take an interest in the economic value of water sharing to contribute to their own development. This is linked to shared prosperity, the theme of the 10th World Water Forum. The mobilisation for the Dakar Action Plan must be extended, especially in Asia where signatures are still few!</em>"</p> <p>The World Water Forum is one of the most important events in the field of water, bringing together stakeholders from all regions of the world to discuss water management challenges and develop solutions to improve access to and management of this vital resource. The discussions and recommendations from the World Water Forum in Bali in 2024 will be essential to guide public policies, investments and development initiatives to ensure effective and equitable water management for all.</p> </div> <span class="label_field">Image</span> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/juicebox_square_thumb/public/2023-02/WhatsApp%20Image%202023-02-15%20at%2016.46.12.jpeg?itok=kD_vuO4T" width="85" height="85" alt="Kick-Off Meeting - WWF10" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Feb 2023 09:33:25 +0000 Myriam Sonni 8278 at https://www.inbo-news.org 3ème Conférence Internationale Eau et Climat : « La gestion de bassin, clé pour l’adaptation et l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable » https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/3eme-conference-internationale-eau-et-climat-la-gestion-de-bassin-cle-pour-ladaptation-et <span>3rd International Conference on Water and Climate: Basin management, key to adaptation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/16/2023 - 13:15</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><h2>Update (20 September 2023): read INBO's session reports and conference conclusions <a href="https://riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/Dossier%20FES%20EN%20DIGITAL%20VF_0.pdf">here</a>!</h2> <h2>Update (July 21st 2023) : download the <a href="https://riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/Fez%20Declaration_FinalVersion_ICWC3.pdf">Fes Declaration</a> for an Integrated Water Resources Management!</h2> <p> </p> <img alt="EN" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="713136c0-0927-45e5-ac69-3401f79c4ab7" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/EN_Program%20overview_ICWC3.png" class="align-center" /><p>This year, at the invitation of the Moroccan authorities and in partnership with the Ministry of Equipment and Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the World Water Council (WWC), the 3rd International Conference on Water and Climate (ICWC 3) was held on 6 and 7 July 2023 in Fez, Morocco.</p> <p><br /> With the main theme "Basin management, key to adaptation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals", this 3rd edition of the ICWC will ensure the link between the United Nations Conference on Water (22-24 March 2023) and the COP28 on climate (30 Nov. - 12 December). </p> <p>State representatives, UN agencies, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral donors, basin organizations (national and transboundary), regional and local authorities and other stakeholders interested in basin management are invited to participate in the event and to share their experiences in the folowing sessions:</p> <ul><li>Session 1 Innovation and Technologies for Water Saving</li> <li>Session 2 Groundwater Management: Challenges and Prospects</li> <li>Session 3 Water Governance: For a Better Intersectoral Coherence</li> <li>Session 4 Water Resources Mobilization : How to take into account the real cost of water?</li> <li>Session 5 Commitments by and for basins for the implementation of the Water Action Agenda 2030</li> </ul></div> <span class="label_field">Website</span> <div class="content_field"><a href="http://www.equipement.gov.ma/eau/CIEC/Pages/3eme-Conference-Internationale-Eau-et-Climat.aspx">http://www.equipement.gov.ma/eau/CIEC/Pages/3eme-Conference-Internationale-Eau-…</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:15:47 +0000 m.lupi 8277 at https://www.inbo-news.org UN 2023 Water Conference https://www.inbo-news.org/en/events/un-2023-water-conference <span>UN 2023 Water Conference</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/10/2023 - 12:30</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><h3 class="text-align-justify">Promoting INBO's priorities at the 2nd ever UN Conference on water since 1977!</h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><em><span><span style="z-index: 1;">Updated on 21 April 2023 - Find in our<strong> report </strong>all the key messages, commitments and recommendations carried by INBO during the UN 2023 Water Conference's debates on the stakes of water management by and for the basins, in a context of climate change and increased pressure on the resource.</span></span></em></p> <h3 class="incubation-link text-align-center"><a href="https://riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/INBO%20UNWC%20Report_EN.pdf"><strong>READ OUR REPORT</strong></a></h3> <p class="download_button"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="program" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a36e630a-07c2-49ed-84f5-b017911f20e0" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/Flyer%20UNWC%20final_EN.png" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><em>"INBO is strongly committed, together with all its members and partners, to make the March 2023 United Nations Water Conference a historic opportunity to accelerate initiatives for a more efficient and fair management of water resources worldwide. In particular, we believe that basin organizations have an active role to play in better sharing and planning the sustainable use of water resources. Faced with increasing pressures - climate change, demography, urbanization - basin organizations can bring collective strategies, shared information systems, operational solidarity between water users and the consideration of aquatic ecosystems."</em></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><em>Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General.</em></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Following the Mar del Plata Conference in 1977, this event represented a rare, unique moment in the history of the international water community! We were therefore fully committed to getting people talking about basins, and above all demonstrating that “through basins and for basins” we can achieve the sustainable development goals more quickly, in particular Goal 6 on water. The conclusions of COP 27 in November 2022 have already confirmed that supporting basin organisations with a clear mandate, adequate human and financial resources and effective governance means securing access to water resources for all.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">INBO was present in New York to convey the voice of basin organizations through 13 interactive sessions. This major event was an opportunity to participate in constructive meetings and to renew physical dialogues with the whole water community.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The UN 2023 Water Conference consisted of an opening and closing ceremony, six plenary meetings and five multi-stakeholder interactive dialogues. The five interactive dialogues focused on the following themes:</p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><strong>1 : Water for Health:</strong> Access to safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation (SDG 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 17); </li> <li class="text-align-justify"><strong>2 : Water for Development: </strong>Valuing Water, Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Economic and Urban Development (SDG 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and SDGs 2, 8, 9, 11, 12); </li> <li class="text-align-justify"><strong>3 : Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment:</strong> Source to Sea, Biodiversity, Climate, Resilience and DRR (SDGs 6.5, 6.6, 7, 11.5, 13, 14, 15); </li> <li class="text-align-justify"><strong>4 : Water for Cooperation:</strong> Transboundary and International Water Cooperation, Cross Sectoral Cooperation and Water Across the 2030 Agenda (SDG 6.5, 6.b and SDG 16, 17); </li> <li class="text-align-justify"><strong>5 : Water Action Decade:</strong> Accelerating the implementation of the objectives of the Decade including through the UN SG’s Action Plan. </li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> INBO promoted its initiatives registered as commitments on the Water Action Agenda on the occasion of this Conference and in relation with these interactive dialogues: </p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify">The<a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/dakar-action-plan-basins-lakes-rivers-and-aquifers"> Dakar Action Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Aquifers Basins</a> (click <a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/%20https%3A//www.inbo-news.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/support-dakar-action-plan-lake-river-and-aquifer-basins">here </a>for more details) launched at the World Water Forum, Dakar, 2022 in relation to ID 2 and 4.</li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify">The Dakar Action Plan is also a registered commitment on the UN platform: find it <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/dakar-action-plan-basins-rivers-lakes-and-aquifers">here</a>.</p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify">The <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/transboundary-water-cooperation-coalition">Transboundary Coalition</a> (click <a href="https://www.riob.org/en/riob/international-initiatives/transboundary-water-cooperation-coalition">here </a>for more details) in relation to ID 2 and 4.</li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify">The United Nations Conference on the midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the goals of the International Decade of Action on "Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028, or "United Nations Water Conference 2023", will be held in New York, 22-24 March 2023, in accordance with UN General Assembly resolutions 73/226 and 75/212.  Key outcomes of the UN Water Conference 2023 will include the Water Agenda - a set of voluntary commitments by governments and stakeholders to accelerate implementation to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 and other water-related goals and targets.</p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify">The <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/action-plan-implementation-water-and-nature-declaration">Water &amp; Nature Declaration</a>: no water security without ecological security, no ecological security without water security, linked to ID3. </li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/incubator-water-and-climate-projects">Incubator of water and climate projects</a></li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify">INBO is also a partner in the following commitments:</p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/balancing-conservation-and-development-pay-attention-rural-and-backward-areas-0">Balancing conservation and development – pay attention to rural and backward areas</a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/republic-koreas-efforts-sustainable-development-water-sector">The republic of Korea's Efforts for Sustainable Development in the Water Sector</a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/gouvernance-inclusive-et-durable-politiques-jeunesse-et-internationale-du-bassin">Inclusive and sustainable governance - Youth and international policies in the Artois Picardy basin</a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/bio-plateaux-strengthen-transboundary-cooperation-water-resources-and-aquatic">BIO-PLATEAUX:</a> strengthen transboundary cooperation for water resources and aquatic biodiversity management in the Guiana shield</li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <ul></ul><p class="text-align-justify">INBO is pleased to have been able to bring its values to the forefront of the international scene: the cooperation issues, which are the basis of Integrated Water Resources Management, were predominant during the exchanges organized within this historical conference.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">At the end of the discussions, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for water, "the most precious common good", to be "at the centre of the world's political agenda" and announced that the appointment of a special envoy on water was being considered, a measure that could open up prospects for strengthening international cooperation on this vital resource.</p> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Find the sessions' programs, pictures and videos by clicking on "Program" on the left.</h2> </div> <span class="label_field">Liens</span> <div class="content_field"><a href="https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/water2023">https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/water2023</a></div> <div class="content_field"><a href="https://riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/INBO%20UNWC%20Report_EN.pdf">https://riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/INBO%20UNWC%20Report_EN.pdf</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 Feb 2023 11:30:40 +0000 m.lupi 8276 at https://www.inbo-news.org Special issue of Water International https://www.inbo-news.org/en/events/special-issue-water-international <span>Special issue of Water International </span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/13/2023 - 16:37</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><h2 class="text-align-center">CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS </h2> <p> </p> <h2 class="text-align-center">SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER INTERNATIONAL: Water management in Basins of rivers, lakes and aquifers: the challenges ahead after 30 years of innovation</h2> <p> </p> <p><strong>Abstract submission deadline: </strong>15 March 2023</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Rationale </strong></h3> <p>A sound and balanced management of water resources can no longer be tackled by sector or localization, nor separately. On the contrary, the solutions must link national and local authorities with the users, in an integrated approach, respecting the natural environment, organized on the scale of a river, lake or aquifer basin and aiming at the sustainable use of water resources. Agreements and strategies, programs, financing and monitoring should thus be designed at the basin level. For large transboundary waters, cooperation agreements should be formalized between riparian countries. Basin organizations are key players for sustainable development at national level, and for peace at transboundary level, with a strong role to play for SDGs 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 (among many others).</p> <p> </p> <h3>The scope of the Special Issue :</h3> <h4>Main objectives:</h4> <ul><li>the progress and challenges of water resources management at basin level over the past 30 years (examples and solutions in river, lakes or aquifer basins), and</li> <li>to develop new ideas for basin water management, related to the different topics below.</li> </ul><p>The emphasis will be on innovative approaches and solutions which show demonstrated improved outcomes.</p> <p> </p> <h4>Main topics:</h4> <ul><li>Governance including but not limited to institutional organization (human resources, capacities), functions and operation, legal and institutional frameworks, and conventions or agreements.</li> <li>Financing of water basin management, including but not limited to “user-polluter / pays tax”, public-private partnership, and payment for environmental services.</li> <li>Water information systems and monitoring at basin level (surface water and aquifers), such as hydrometeorology, remote sensing and spatial data, new technologies for advanced basin management (e.g., digital basins for and data acquisition and monitoring based on remote sensing and sensors, crowdsources / citizen sciences, advanced models for decision support - integrated hydro-economic basin models, etc.), climate change monitoring, flood warning, wetlands and biodiversity, water-forests links, water quality.</li> <li>Strategy and actions planning and implementation in basins, such as basin analysis, planning tools for equity in water allocation, master plan definition, investments program, nature based solutions and “green infrastructures”, transboundary cooperation, implementation and follow-up, climate change adaptation, water-related risks, and stakeholders’ participation (civil society / citizen involvement).</li> </ul><p> </p> <h4>Intended audience of the issue:</h4> <ul><li>Both scientists (“Review and Research articles”) and practitioners (“Case studies”)</li> <li>Organizations managing national, federal and transboundary river basins and the cooperation structures they have developed among them</li> <li>Governmental administration in charge of water management in the countries applying or being interested in applying integrated water resources management (organized through large hydrographic units, associating administrations and local authorities, users from the various sectors, etc.), especially for the case studies</li> <li>Scientists and researchers involved in water resources management at basin level (e.g., professors, scientists of Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research CGIAR), for “Review and Research articles”</li> <li>Cooperation partners supporting institution-building activities related to large river basins and aquifers</li> <li>Students who are interested in sustainable basin management issues</li> </ul><p>The contributions concern 2 types of articles:</p> <ol><li>Review and Research articles (theory, analysis, review of big evolutions of basin management over the last 30 years…)</li> <li>Case studies (practice at geography specific - basin management in one country, transboundary basins...), with comparative analysis of practices, with special focus to innovative ones.</li> </ol><p> </p> <h3>Submission process</h3> <p>Abstracts (300 words IN ENGLISH) can be submitted to Christophe BRACHET (<a href="mailto:c.brachet@oieau.fr">c.brachet@oieau.fr</a>) and Marjorie LUPI (<a href="mailto:m.lupi@inbo-news.org">m.lupi@inbo-news.org</a>) <u><strong>by 15 March 2023</strong></u>. Submission should include the type of paper (Review and Research articles or Case study), the title of the paper, as well as the name, surname, and email address of the author(s). File name should be "YOURNAME_Water International". Author(s) whose abstract will be accepted will be required to submit a full manuscript following Water international’s guidelines.</p> <h4>Important dates</h4> <ul><li>Submission starts: 16 January 2023</li> <li>Abstract submission (around 300 words) deadline for both "Review and Research" articles and “Case studies”: 15 March 2023</li> <li>Final decision notification: 30 April 2023</li> <li>Submission of the full paper (no more than 4000 words for Review and Research articles, with an emphasis on innovation, and no more than 2500 words for Case studies - both including references and figure legends): 30 June 2023</li> <li>Peer reviews due: 31 July 2023</li> <li>Authors informed of decision: 30 September 2023</li> <li>Revised manuscripts due: 31 October 2023</li> <li>Launch of Special Issue: 31 January 2024</li> </ul><p>The Guest editors of this special issue include Christophe BRACHET (Deputy Secretary of International Network of Basin Organizations - INBO), James Nickum (Editor-in-Chief, IWRA), Raya Marina Stephan (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IWRA), Ximing Cai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Bruce Hooper (International Water Policy Advisor), and Alain Bernard (IWRM and governance expert, INBO).</p> <p>The Special Issue will be presented at the 10th World Water Forum in May 2024 in Indonesia, and the articles will appear on the website of Water International as soon as they are accepted, prior to publication in the Special Issue of the journal.</p> </div> <span class="label_field">Image</span> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/juicebox_square_thumb/public/2023-01/Banni%C3%A8re%20coalition%20transfront%20%282%29.png?itok=ucImp3yY" width="85" height="85" alt="" /> </div> <span class="label_field">Keywords</span> <div class="content_field">Publications</div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Jan 2023 15:37:41 +0000 m.lupi 8274 at https://www.inbo-news.org Coalition pour la coopération dans le domaine des eaux transfrontalières https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/riob/initiatives-internationales/coalition-pour-la-cooperation-dans-le-domaine-des-eaux <span>Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Thu, 12/08/2022 - 17:16</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><img alt="ban" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b56624dd-b4b1-4936-87c9-90b371545bbb" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/2_0.png" class="align-center" /><h1> </h1> <p>Coalition launches to strengthen commitment to transboundary water cooperation</p> <p><br /><em><strong>With water stress on the rise in shared river basins and aquifers, over 30 governments and organizations decide it is time to do more! </strong></em></p> <p>This year's terrible floods and droughts in almost all corners of the planet and the impact they have caused illustrate the critical importance of water to all aspects of society and our planet. With the second ever United Nations conference on water to take place on 22–24 March 2023, governments and institutions from around the world have come together to form the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition. The Coalition, a multistakeholder partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, regional integration organizations, international financial institutions, academic institutions and civil society organizations will work to highlight the critical importance of cooperating over shared water resources in a time when doing so is an imperative to ensure water security and sustainable development. </p> <p><strong>Mr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary General, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) :</strong> <em>“In an uncertain world and in a changing climate, strengthening cooperation for the management of the transboundary basins of our lakes, rivers and aquifers is essential to meet our common objectives of water, energy, food and ecological securities our societies depend on. Transboundary water cooperation is an accelerator for the achievement of our global Sustainable Development Goals!”</em></p> <p><br /> Through its incredibly diverse set of members that support transboundary water cooperation on policy, governance, capacity development, technical support and finance, the Coalition aims to: </p> <ul><li>Lift the voice of the transboundary water community in a unified manner</li> <li>Demonstrate and communicate the benefits of transboundary water cooperation, both for upstream and downstream countries and in the adaptation to new climate challenges</li> <li>Provide impetus for concrete commitments related to transboundary water cooperation</li> <li>Catalyze support to initiate, sustain and further transboundary water cooperation</li> </ul><p><br /> The coalition will encourage concrete commitments to support the advancement of transboundary water cooperation by countries and organizations from around the world to be submitted as contributions to the Water Action Agenda, one of the main outcomes of the United Nations 2023 Water Conference.</p> <p><strong>Saroj Kumar Jha, Global Director for the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice:</strong> <em>Improved cooperation over shared water resources is a prerequisite for development and the advancement of climate change agenda and the demands of growing population, balancing the needs of people and the environment. The World Bank Group is committed to an increased focus on cooperation around transboundary water management that will help advance peace, stability and build climate resilience. We stand ready to work jointly with our partners and support effective transboundary cooperation. </em></p> <p><br /><strong>Olga Algayerova, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe:</strong><em> “More than 3 billion people depend on water that crosses national borders. This makes transboundary water cooperation a crucial foundation for peace, sustainable development and climate action. Accelerating transboundary water cooperation requires a broad partnership of actors to bring this key issue to the forefront of the global agenda. We have a lot to do: from the strengthening of the legal and institutional frameworks, including on the basis of the UN Water Convention, to enhancing capacity, making data available, increasing financing, and sharing knowledge. UNECE is proud to be a member of the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition launched today and encourages all governments to announce their commitment to joining the Water Convention at the 2023 UN Water Conference”</em></p> <p><br /> The Coalition was launched on 8 December 2022 during the UN-Water Groundwater Summit in Paris, France, hosted by UNESCO. </p> <p>The Coalition includes: Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Namibia, The Netherlands, Senegal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uganda, Inter-American Development Bank, Organization of American States, World Bank, Global Environment Facility, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP, ESCWA, UNCDF, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), Centro Regional para la Gestión de Aguas Subteranneas de América Latina y el Caribe (CeReGAS), Global Water Partnership (GWP), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Geneva Water Hub, EcoPeace Middle East and the University of Kinshasa.</p> <h2>Additional information</h2> <p><br /> The United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028, or the “United Nations 2023 Water Conference” will convene in New York, from 22 to 24 March 2023, as mandated by the UN General Assembly resolutions 73/226 and 75/212. One of the interactive dialogues at the UN 2023 Water Conference will be devoted to “Water for Cooperation”, including the topics of Transboundary and International Water Cooperation, Cross Sectoral Cooperation, including Scientific Cooperation, and Water Across the 2030 Agenda. Key outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference will include the Water Action Agenda – a set of voluntary commitments taken by governments and stakeholders to accelerate implementation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 and other water-related goals and targets.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Webinar</h2> <p><b>Webinar update</b>: ESCWA presented an overview of the <b>webinar on commitments organized by the Coalition that took place on 27 February</b>, noting that it was a great success with up to 370 people in attendance and many inspiring presentations of commitments by Coalition members. The recording and slides are <b>available </b><b><a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unescwa.org%2Fevents%2Fadvancing-transboundary-water-cooperation-through-commitments-united-nations-2023-water&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cfrancesca.bernardini%40un.org%7C9c6eeed7071c4f4e268f08db1fff3e80%7C0f9e35db544f4f60bdcc5ea416e6dc70%7C0%7C0%7C638138953338317111%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=l%2FUJEFId3P6RUTCTqCea26lxDgWOgN%2B34VAnb3Sm1xA%3D&amp;reserved=0"> here</a></b>.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:16:37 +0000 m.lupi 8271 at https://www.inbo-news.org UN-Water Summit on Groundwater https://www.inbo-news.org/en/events/un-water-summit-groundwater <span>UN-Water Summit on Groundwater</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Thu, 12/08/2022 - 09:35</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p><strong>Groundwater is invisible, and yet its impact is visible everywhere. It is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.</strong></p> <p>The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 aims to bring attention to groundwater at the highest international level. The Summit will use the UN <a href="https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/wwap/wwdr/series">World Water Development Report 2022</a> as a baseline and the <a href="https://www.unwater.org/publications/the-sdg-6-global-acceleration-framework/">SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework</a> as a guideline to define actions towards more responsible and sustainable use and protection of this vital natural resource.</p> <h2>Venue</h2> <p>The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater took place on 7 and 8 December 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, and is planned as a hybrid meeting with the most possible on-side presence.</p> <h2>Groundwater: a Hidden Resource</h2> <p>Groundwater is a vital resource that provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide, about 40 per cent of water for irrigated agriculture and about 1/3 of water required for industry. It sustains ecosystems, maintains the baseflow of rivers and prevents land subsidence and seawater intrusion. Groundwater is an important part of the climate change adaptation process and is often a solution for people without access to safely managed water.</p> <p>Despite these facts, groundwater, as an ‘invisible’ resource, is out of mind for most people. However, as surface water availability decreases (due to human activities and climate change), reliance and pressure on groundwater will continue to grow. In many places, human activities over-use and pollute groundwater. In other places, we simply do not know how much water is down there. Meanwhile, water scarcity is increasing, already affecting about 2.7 billion people around the world for at least one month per year.</p> <h2>Background</h2> <p>In January 2019, UN-Water set the theme of World Water Day 2022 as groundwater. The UN World Water Development Report 2022 focused on the same topic. In March 2021, UN-Water endorsed the proposal to organize a Groundwater Summit in December 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, as a contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework. Subsequently, a Task Force for the organization of the World Water Day celebrations and the Groundwater Summit was set up, coordinated by <a href="https://groundwater-summit.org//partners/unesco-ihp/">UNESCO</a> and <a href="https://groundwater-summit.org//partners/igrac/">IGRAC</a>.</p> </div> <span class="label_field">Website</span> <div class="content_field"><a href="https://groundwater-summit.org/">Official Website of the Summit</a></div> <span class="label_field">Keywords</span> <div class="content_field">la France</div> <div class="content_field">International</div> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:35:11 +0000 m.lupi 8265 at https://www.inbo-news.org EURO-RIOB 2023 https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/euro-riob-2023 <span>EURO-RIOB 2023</span> <span><span>m.lupi</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/05/2022 - 17:23</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p><img alt="img" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e0e6e43a-cc73-464b-aa7e-70b50c9e407f" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/Sans%20titre%20%285%29_1.png" /></p> <p>2023 will mark the 20th anniversary edition of the Europe-INBO International Conferences for the Implementation of the European Union water directives.</p> <p>On this special occasion, we will have the pleasure to welcome you from <strong>Monday 16th to Thursday 19th of October</strong> in a symbolic site, where the Europe-INBO network was born in 2003: the marvelous city of <strong>Valencia, in Spain</strong>.</p> <p>This 2023 Europe-INBO International Conference will be held at the invitation of our host, the Hydrographic Confederation of the Júcar river basin (CHJ), and in partnership with :</p> <ul><li>the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of Spain (MITECO),</li> <li>the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB)</li> <li>Europe-INBO’s twin network: the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO).</li> </ul><p>It will gather representatives of EU Member States, national and regional water directorates and administrations, hydrographic district authorities and basin organizations and more broadly stakeholders involved in basin management and in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), its "Daughter Directives" and other related policies, directives and regulations.</p> <p><strong>Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English-Spanish-French</strong> for all of the plenary sessions of the Europe-INBO Conference.</p> <p>As usual, the Conference will be open to delegates from EU candidate countries and countries of Eastern European, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia interested in the EU policies, tools and methodologies for the planning of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at basin level.</p> <p>A specificity of this very particular edition: since the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO) will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary and the statutary sessions of its General Assembly, basin management actors from both shores of the Mediterranean Sea will also be invited to take part in the exchanges between practitioners of the management of the water resources of lakes, rivers and aquifers.</p> <p><strong>Save the dates now to have the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Europe-INBO International Conference and share your experiences on basin management!</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfK2DqYnWHzWNhCrEufdJLTwiN98Cj3ds7SSqSFs3sqtJnJAg/viewform?usp=sf_link"><b>Register here!</b></a><br />  </h3> </div> <span class="label_field">Keywords</span> <div class="content_field">EUROPE INBO</div> </div> </div> Mon, 05 Dec 2022 16:23:50 +0000 m.lupi 8264 at https://www.inbo-news.org Conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique (COP27) https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/conference-des-nations-unies-sur-le-changement-climatique-cop27 <span>United Nation Climate Change conference (COP27)</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/28/2022 - 11:58</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><h3 class="text-align-center"><img alt="logo_cop27.png" height="160" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/logo_cop27.png" width="707" /></h3> <h3> </h3> <h3>A bit of history</h3> <p>Until the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2015 in Paris, It seemed that water was invisible. Agriculture, energy and forestry were (rightfully) recognized as the sole (wrongfully) key sectors to consider when addressing climate changes. Water was simply not an issue. Weirdly enough, since it is hard to imagine irrigating fields, cooling power plants or halting desertification with water out of the equation…</p> <p>Of course, COP21 was a milestone in the history of global climate negotiations, as the Paris Agreement marked the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate change agreement. But it also was a milestone for the place granted to water at the Climate COPs.<br /> At this occasion, and along with a wide range of partners, the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) pushed hard to make the voice of water heard in the international climate community. INBO launched the “Paris Pact on water and adaptation to climate change in the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers”, which provides a set of principles and recommended measures and includes a call to actions, relayed by its 360 signatory organizations. INBO also joined forces with 20 organizations for the #ClimateIsWaterCampaign, led by the World Water Council (WWC) and the French Water Partnership (FWP).<br /> In this context, and under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (a global climate action agenda by non-State actors, launched under the patronage of the Peruvian and French presidencies of the COP), the first official high level event on water in the history of the COPs was co-organized by INBO and its partners of the dedicated “Water Content Group”.</p> <p>INBO was since then involved in each of the COPs, and in the definition and implementation of the water component of the Global Climate Action Agenda (which, since the COP22 that was held in Morocco, has taken the name of “Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action”, or MPGCA). Along with a myriad of thematic events, INBO co-organized with the “Water Content Group” each of the yearly editions of the “Water Action Event”, as is now called the official high level event on water initiated in Paris in 2021.</p> <p> </p> <h3>Water at COP27</h3> <p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Joining forces works. This diverse initiatives with a wide range of partners have contributed to give a greater attention to water. States are urged to prioritize action on water and climate, by INBO, along with other major international organizations:  French Water Partnership, the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion with the Water Agencies, SIWI, IWMI, UNECE, Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EcoPeace Middle East, GHD, The Nature Conservancy, Green Climate Fund, World Bank Group, International Water Resources Association, World Water Council, Global Water Partnership, UN Development Program, Union for Mediterranean.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">INBO also brings its contribution to make sure that water holds a prominent place at this COP27. INBO is organizing seven events on water and adaptation to climate change. The main topics of our events are : </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The Water Energy Food Ecosystems nexus : a regional approach</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Nature-based Solutions for adaptation</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Groundwater as both a solution for adaptation, and a resource at risk in a changing climate</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Finance for Climate Resilience</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> The list of the events (co-)organized by INBO is hereunder. The list of the speakers is in the programme section (tab on the left), as well as their PowerPoint presentations. INBO’s sessions are official UNFCCC events, or events happening in the Water Action Event, on the French Pavilion, and on the Water &amp; Climate Pavilion.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>Our message</h3> <p>Water is the first victim of climate change. Climate change primarily affects our societies through the water cycle, with unpredictable rainfall patterns, aquatic ecosystems degradation, altered river flows, sea level rise-induced salinization of coastal groundwater, more frequent and intense floods and droughts. These impacts cascade down to every aspects of our lives, threatening our health, our energy security, our food security, and pushing hundreds of millions of people to migrate in the coming decades.</p> <p><strong>In other words, climate is water.</strong></p> <p>And water also is part of the solution to climate challenges. In particular, planning an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at basin level loosen the threatening stranglehold of climate change impacts on all water uses. It helps to design and implement at the right scale measures intended to reduce water demand, to develop non-conventional water resources, to prevent floods &amp; droughts or to choose the right balance and combination of green and grey infrastructures for adaptation to climate changes.</p> <p>Find hereunder the flyer providing an overview of this series of events (date, theme &amp; location) and, in the “Program” section (see left side of this web page), their detailed programs. You can also download the flyer <a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/default_images/FLYER%20COP27%20%283%29.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="flyer en" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f9cb2af-5e6a-4f06-ac7d-1ce2b7b92499" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/flyer%20en.PNG" /></p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="label_field">Keywords</span> <div class="content_field">Transboundary Basins</div> <div class="content_field">Climate change</div> </div> </div> Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:58:12 +0000 admin 8256 at https://www.inbo-news.org Atelier mondial sur l’eau, l’agriculture et les changements climatiques https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/atelier-mondial-sur-leau-lagriculture-et-les-changements-climatiques <span>Global Workshop on Water, Agriculture and Climate Change</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/24/2022 - 10:22</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="logos.jpg" height="276" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/logos.jpg" width="704" /></p> <p>This “Global Workshop on Water, Agriculture and Climate Change” was organized under the auspices of the Water Convention serviced by UNECE, under the leadership of the Netherlands and Switzerland, in cooperation with the Adaptation Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).</p> <p>It intended to discuss the challenges and solutions to achieve IWRM and in particular the water and agriculture nexus in a context of climate change.<br /> By 2050 some 60 percent more food - up to 100 percent in developing countries - is expected to be needed in order to feed the world while agriculture will continue to be the largest user of water globally, accounting in many countries for around two-thirds or more of supplies drawn from rivers, lakes and aquifers. This has important implications for the adaptation of water systems at the watershed and basin levels, both in terms of water allocation between agriculture and other water uses and of environmental externalities. Next to that, adaptation of agricultural practices are needed to account for the reduced water availability.</p> <p>Understanding intersectoral impacts opens crucial opportunities for cooperation benefits that transboundary water cooperation can leverage.</p> <p>The workshop brought together 170 participants representing the water and agriculture communities as well as climate change experts to jointly discuss best practices and lessons learned in addressing water scarcity and water quality through improving climate adaptation and equitable and sustainable water allocation on the national and transboundary levels.</p> <p>Take away messages from the workshop will constitute discussion material at dedicated sessions/side events organised during the upcoming COP 27 in Egypt.</p> <p>The workshop was followed by the thirteenth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate under the Water Convention on 19 October 2022, which reviewed all climate change activities as well as plans for the future under the Convention.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 24 Oct 2022 08:22:45 +0000 admin 8254 at https://www.inbo-news.org Présentation officielle du guide méthodologique IWA-RIOB sur la gouvernance entre les zones urbaines et les bassins versants https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/actualites/presentation-officielle-du-guide-methodologique-iwa-riob-sur-la-gouvernance-entre-les <span>Official presentation of the IWA-INBO methodological handbook on governance between urban areas and river basins</span> <span><span>e.gauthier</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:48</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/2022-11/Pages%20de%20Handbook_Basin_Connected_Cities_0.jpg?itok=frN527qS" width="71" height="100" alt="Bsins connected cities" /> </div> <div class="content_field"><p>INBO and IWA, with the support of the OFB (the French Biodiversity Agency) and SIAAP (the greater Paris Sanitation Authority), have produced a methodological guide on<strong> the strengthening of multi-scale governance between urban areas and river basins</strong>, which was previewed at the World Water Forum of Dakar in March 2022, and officially launched  during the IWA World Congress in Copenhagen on 13 &amp; 14 last September.</p> <p>This guide was conceived as a means of supporting the reflection on the sustainable city already underway, but still too sectorial and focused on urban specificities, without achieving the required optimisation in terms of costs, resilience of water resources, preservation of biodiversity, risk<a href="https://www.oieau.org/en/thematics/flooding" title="Inondation"> </a>management, etc.</p> <p>For IWA and INBO, the establishment of a "city-basin dialogue" is a mechanism to move towards sustainable water management: different stakeholders can be engaged in identifying and implementing appropriate and sustainable solutions for effective multi-level governance of cities and basins.</p> <p>This connection finally aims to improve awareness and protection of water sources within and beyond urban boundaries, to maintain the quantity and quality of water resources and to prepare for extreme events and climate change impacts.</p> <p>This "city-basin" guide is not an end in itself and will continue to be developed by collecting more "<em>basin stories</em>" and presenting it at the various international events in which the two structures take part.</p> <p>On the other hand, IWA is interested in carrying out concrete activities involving its members on topics such as information systems, adaptation to climate change, governance, NBS, IWRM and deepening the "city-basin" dialogue.</p> <ul><li><strong>Read <a href="https://www.riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/Handbook_Basin_Connected_Cities_1.pdf">the full document</a> </strong></li> <li><strong>Read <a href="https://www.riob.org/sites/default/files/documents/Brochure_Handbook_Basin_Connected_Cities_20220310_1.pdf">the abstract</a> </strong></li> <li><a href="https://iwa-network.org/projects/basin-stories/"><strong>Basin stories</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://iwa-network.org/iwa-specialist-groups/">IWA specialists group</a></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:48:16 +0000 e.gauthier 8259 at https://www.inbo-news.org Call for Contribution! First Global Survey on Localising the Blue Economy https://www.inbo-news.org/en/news/call-contribution-first-global-survey-localising-blue-economy <span> Call for Contribution! First Global Survey on Localising the Blue Economy</span> <span><span>m.furtado</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/19/2022 - 10:26</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><img alt="--" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e8584211-1d0b-4fad-9407-a2d92d40dfea" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/Capture.PNG" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-center"> </p> <p><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;&#10;color:#2E74B5">Are you an official <b>representative of a city/ region/ basin</b> in which a significant share of economic activity depends on oceans, seas, deltas, rivers and lakes? </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;&#10;color:#2E74B5">Are you wondering how to implement a <b>Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable and Circular </b>(RISC-proof) blue economy?  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;color:#2E74B5">Do you wish to <b>share examples and good practice</b>s to be featured in OECD work?</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif"><p></p></span></p> <p><b><span style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&#10; Light&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#2e74b5">If so, please fill the<a href="https://survey.oecd.org/index.php?r=survey/index&amp;sid=749368&amp;lang=en" title="--"> </a><a href="https://survey.oecd.org/index.php?r=survey/index&amp;sid=749368&amp;lang=en" moz-do-not-send="true">OECD Survey: Localising the Blue Economy. Towards a Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable and Circular approach to the blue economy in cities and regions</a> by 16 September 2022.</span></span></span></b></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 6pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#1F497D;&#10;mso-fareast-language:FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The Survey is part of the OECD project <a href="https://www.oecd.org/cfe/cities/Cities_for_a_blue_economy_flyer.pdf"><i><span style="color:blue">Cities and Regions for a Blue Economy</span></i></a>, which advocates for a localised approach to the blue economy in which local and national governments and stakeholders share the task of implementing a Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable and Circular (RISC-proof) blue economy, through good governance at the right scale. It involves both coastal and inland cities in which a significant share of economic activity depends on oceans, seas, deltas, rivers and lakes. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:&#10;bold"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 6pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#1F497D;&#10;mso-fareast-language:FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The Survey is the result of a collaboration with: Association of Cities and Ports (AIVP), Atlantic Cities, C40 Cities, International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO), Ocean &amp; Climate Platform, Resilient Cities Network, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), United Cities and Local Governments Africa (UCLG-Africa).</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 6pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#1F497D;&#10;mso-fareast-language:FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Responses will provide the basis for a cutting edge report on the Blue Economy at local, regional and basin level to be published in 2024 and launched at the 10<sup>th</sup> World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia (March 2024). Survey responses will contribute to a series of discussion papers to be presented at COP27 (November 2022) and the UN 2023 Water Conference (March 2023). All respondents will be acknowledged in the papers and final report.</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&#10;&quot;Helvetica LT Std&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:FR;mso-bidi-font-weight:&#10;bold"><p></p></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 08:26:25 +0000 m.furtado 8239 at https://www.inbo-news.org Dynamiser l'économie bleue : comment nos villes peuvent faire parler d'elles ? https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/actualites/dynamiser-leconomie-bleue-comment-nos-villes-peuvent-faire-parler-delles <span>Boosting the blue economy: how our cities can make a splash?</span> <span><span>d.delage</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/09/2022 - 10:18</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/2022-06/Cogito2.png?itok=04Gj36Va" width="100" height="43" alt="Cogito" /> </div> <div class="content_field"><p><br /> On the occasion of the World Oceans Day, <strong>Mr Eric Tardieu, Permanent Technical Secretary of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)</strong>, and Director General of the International Office for Water (OiEau) participated in the writing of a post on the blue economy, on <strong><a href="https://oecdcogito.blog/2022/06/08/boosting-the-blue-economy-how-our-cities-can-make-a-splash/">the OECD Cogito blog</a>*</strong>.</p> <p><br /> The blue economy is a major driver of urban and regional development. In coastal cities, the blue economy provides jobs for millions of people, including in the nautical sector, bio-marine research or blue technologies.</p> <p><br /> Cities and regions have an important role to play both in realising the potential of the blue economy and in preserving marine and freshwater ecosystems, conserving the ocean, boosting the use of renewable energy preventing waste and fighting against pollution.  In 2019, more than 6 mega tonnes of plastic waste leaked into rivers, lakes and the ocean. That’s roughly the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Plastic pollution would stunt fish growth, cutting off millions of people from a vital source of food.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Front de mer" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1443bd50-aea8-484c-84a3-ec3a774eeca2" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/fort-lauderdale2.png" /></p> <p>At the same time, cities must also adapt to growing risks. By 2050, more than 500 coastal cities will face a sea level rise of at least 0.5 metre, putting over 800 million people at risk. Rising seas would reclaim beaches and ports; droughts would make rivers too shallow for fluvial transport or clean energy generation.<br /> So, what do we need to do?</p> <p><strong>*</strong><em> <a href="https://oecdcogito.blog/">The OECD Cogito blog</a> aims to share leading analysis related to Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Tourism, Regions and Cities policies.</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.oecd.org/water/regional/Flyer_OECD%20Blue%20Cities%20Project.pdf">The OECD project Cities for a Blue Economy</a>, in collaboration with <strong>the International Network of River Basin Organisations (INBO)</strong> aims to unleash the potential of the blue economy in cities and regions, connecting them to their basin(s) and setting the right enabling conditions.</p> <p>Join the discussion on <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/events/LRGspecialevent-2022UNOC">Localising Action for the Ocean: Local and Regional Governments</a> (<strong>25 June</strong>, 10 AM – 5:30 PM CEST) at <a href="https://www.un.org/en/conferences/ocean2022">the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference.</a></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:18:18 +0000 d.delage 8238 at https://www.inbo-news.org Le Réseau Africain des Organismes de Bassins (RAOB), un acteur clef pour la coopération au sein de l'Union Africaine https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/actualites/le-reseau-africain-des-organismes-de-bassins-raob-un-acteur-clef-pour-la-cooperation-au <span>The African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO), a key actor for cooperation within the African Union</span> <span><span>m.furtado</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/24/2022 - 17:26</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field">Meeting with Mrs Judith Enaw, former President of ANBO</div> <div class="content_field"><p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ef60929c-4f52-4592-91d3-cb8caf8b46c5" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/Judith%20Efundem%20Agbor%20Enaw.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>World Africa Day celebrates the creation of the African Union, a continental organisation created after independence, whose current objective is to promote unity and solidarity between African states, in order to strengthen, among others, cooperation for development.</strong></p> <p><strong>In order to understand the role of cooperation at the African basin organizations level, we gave the floor to Judith Efundem Agbor Enwaw, General Secretary of the International Commission of the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha Basin (CICOS) and former President of the African Network of Basin Organizations, a central partner for INBO.</strong></p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">1)</span></i></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><i><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">World Africa Day, scheduled for 25 May, commemorates the creation of the Organization of African Union, which marked the independence and development of cooperation between African states. How did the creation of ANBO allow and still allows today to strengthen a cooperation framework within the African Union?</span></i></b></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">First of all, I think that it is important to understand the vision behind the creation of ANBO: it is the desire to cooperate on water, an essential resource for human life. It is important to know that within the African Union, there are many technical commissions that </span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">exchange on several issues, including the African Minister Council of Water (AMCOW), the council of Ministers in charge of water composed of Member States, which </span><a style="font-size: 10.6667px;"> </a><span style="font-size: 11pt;">carries the AU vision on water, towards its realisation.   </span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">Thanks to the strong recommendation of this body, <a style="mso-comment-reference:CB_3;mso-comment-date:&#10;20220524T1548">ANBO was created</a></span><span class="MsoCommentReference"><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:&#10;minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;&#10;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-fareast-language:EN-US"><span style="mso-special-character:comment"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:&#10;minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;&#10;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:&#10;EN-US" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">, with the main objective of bringing together water stakeholders in a single platform where Ministers can have access to specialised interlocutors with expert knowledge on water resources management and, more specifically,  shared waters management. ANBO is a real technical body of AMCOW, essential for the implementation and achievement of the objectives of the Agenda 2025 and the African Union's Vision 2063 on water. <p></p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">ANBO is not a political tool, it has, above all, a consultative vocation in order to support its members to improve water governance. We prioritise our activities on exchange of experiences, knowledge sharing and institutional support, to enable all members to better adapt to the issues and challenges related to sustainable resource management. Through horizontal and vertical collaboration, ANBO offers its members an opportunity to strengthen inter-state cooperation within the African Union. <p></p></span></p> <div style="mso-element:comment-list"><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--></div> <div style="mso-element:comment-list"> <div style="mso-element:comment"> <div class="msocomtxt" id="_com_1" language="JavaScript" onmouseout="msoCommentHide('_com_1')" onmouseover="msoCommentShow('_anchor_1','_com_1')"><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--></div> <!--[endif]--></div> </div> <div style="mso-element:comment-list"> <div style="mso-element:comment"> <div class="msocomtxt" id="_com_3" language="JavaScript" onmouseout="msoCommentHide('_com_3')" onmouseover="msoCommentShow('_anchor_3','_com_3')"><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--></div> <!--[endif]--></div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"></p><p></p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><i><span style="font-size:11.0pt">2)</span>Why cooperation in water management at the basin level is essential to address current and future water challenges on the African continent?</i></b></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Cooperation between water stakeholders at national, transboundary and inter-basin levels, is a guarantee for sustainable water resources management. Although there are common challenges across Africa, these may vary, according to the geographical location of the basins. While drought and resource scarcity are more likely to affect the Southern African basins, at the Congo Basin scale, for example, the challenges remain focused not on the resource scarcity, but rather on the transformation of the water resource into a real tool for economic development, integration and social cohesion. </span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As a network, we try, through the exchange of experience, to promote bilateral cooperation and build strong relationships between basin organisations so that they are able to respond effectively to the diversity of needs. For example, the International Commission of the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha Basin (CICOS) has developed tools and activities related to the promotion of navigation. A few years ago, CICOS launched a discussion with the <i>Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal</i> as they can benefit this experience at its scale. </span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Water resource monitoring, knowledge and data collection, are other challenges facing basin organisations. Through cooperation, a majority of them has developed tools that improve the mobilisation and optimal allocation of transboundary resources and uses. The data collection and sharing have also been strengthened, which now allows better decision-making for optimal resource management.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"></p><p></p> <p><span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><i>3) How does the partnership between ANBO and INBO contribute to the strengthening of cooperation mechanisms betwee African basin organizations ? What prospects do you see for the future? </i></b></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Our integration in the International Network of Basin Organizations is essential because it enables us to establish relations with the regional networks affiliated to INBO (REBOB, EURO-INBO, CEENBO etc.) You know, nobody can "go it alone" when it comes to water governance at the scale of transboundary water resources. By working together, we will be able to achieve optimal water resource management on a global scale.</span></span></span></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:18.0pt"></p><p> </p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2022 15:26:27 +0000 m.furtado 8237 at https://www.inbo-news.org Conférence internationale "Les eaux souterraines, clé des objectifs de développement durable" https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/agenda/conference-internationale-les-eaux-souterraines-cle-des-objectifs-de-developpement-durable <span>International conference &quot;Groundwater, key to the Sustainable Development Goals&quot;</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/23/2022 - 11:10</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p> </p> <p>The « Agenda 2030 », the 17 « Sustainable Development Goals » (SDGs), their 169 targets and their 240 well attended indicators, multinational and multilateral roadmaps, constitute a great message of hope for the future of human societies and terrestrial ecosystems, currently facing the impacts of global change.</p> <p>Within this framework, groundwater resources (GWR) have a key role to play, directly in terms of food, hygiene and health, protection and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity … and, indirectly, for the reduction of poverty and inequalities, contribution to education and gender equality, peace.</p> <p>This conference is organized by the French Committee for Hydrogeology (CFH) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) to address the key role of groundwater in the achievement of the SDGs.</p> <p>INBO and its permanent technical secretariat, the International Office for Water (OiEau), partnered with the event through two round tables:</p> <p>•    A round table on "<strong>Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water: the interest of IWRM at basin level</strong>"<br /> (Thursday 19th of May 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.),</p> <p>•    A round table on "<strong>The links between aquifers, rivers, wetlands, biodiversity and Sustainable Development Goals</strong>"<br /> (Friday 20th of May 2022, from 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.).</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2022 09:10:08 +0000 admin 8233 at https://www.inbo-news.org Le RIOB au cœur de l’initiative « Plan d'action de Dakar pour les bassins des lacs, des fleuves et des aquifères » https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/riob/initiatives-internationales/le-riob-au-coeur-de-linitiative-plan-daction-de-dakar-pour-les <span>Support the &quot;Dakar Action Plan for Lake, River and Aquifer Basins&quot;</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:41</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"><p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="bandeau2logo.png" height="129" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/bandeau2logo.png" width="1119" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">For the first time, in the programme of the <strong>World Water Forum</strong>, the 9th edition organised around "<strong>Water Security for Peace and Development</strong>" included a day dedicated to the <strong>management of water resources</strong> at the level of basins ("basin segment"), on <strong>Thursday 24 March</strong>.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The stakes of this day are <strong>at the heart of the priorities of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)</strong>, which has been working for 30 years for social justice, environmental preservation and economic growth through the support of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the scale of transnational river basins, lakes and aquifers. Indeed, as peacemakers and accelerators of sustainable development, Basin Organisations are recognised structures to carry out ambitious actions for adaptation to climate change, and to ensure a common and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify">"<em>We are convinced that the basin management model strengthens dialogue, the participation of various stakeholders and achieves a better collective understanding of future water challenges. For INBO and its partners, Dakar is a major opportunity to accelerate the level of ambition around IWRM in basins, and to make it a political priority of the United Nations Water Conference in March 2023</em>."<br /><strong>Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">During this session, The International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO), the United Nations Economic for Europe (UNECE), the Swiss Conféderation, the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) &amp; the Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG) formally launched the :</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"> </p> <p class="download_button text-align-center" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/Plan%20daction%20Dakar%20VANGDEF_3.pdf" target="_blank">Dakar Action Plan for River, Lake and Aquifer Basin</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"> </p> <p>This initiative comes in implementation to the global commitments of the World Water Forum Dakar Declaration “A Blue Deal for Water Security for Peace and Development”.<br /> It translates the Declaration at the hydrographic basin level, a scale that encompasses all of the territories over which precipitation falls and water flows into a common outlet (a river, a lake, a sea).</p> <p>Beyond the sole challenge of meeting the Sustainable Development Goal n°6 on water and sanitation, the achievement of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) greatly depends on our capacities to act at this basin scale, to implement Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and to improve cross-sectoral cooperation (and in particular the Water-Food-Energy Nexus) as well as cooperation across administrations at local, regional, national and transboundary levels.<br /> This is of course true for the achievement of the universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, since (almost) all of our drinking water taps come from the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers.<br /> We believe the Dakar Action Plan for basins can be an effective accelerator for the achievement of the SDGs.</p> <p>In other words, basin management matters, basin management delivers!<br /> The last water conference of this magnitude was organized nearly 50 years ago (Mar del Plata, 1977). This event can really be the political opportunity of a lifetime, and it needs to be seized.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Express your support by:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>completing the dedicated form entitled “Join the Dakar action plan for basins</strong>”, here (if you did not do it already ; important: this is not a legally binding document), disseminating it in your own network and promoting it in major international events (including the Climate COP27 in Egypt in November).</li> </ul><ul><li><strong>mobilizing your organization, your country and its embassies</strong> to promote the integration of basin management within the program and outputs of the UN Water Conference (22-24 March 2023, New-York). We need stronger s<strong>upport in favor of basin organizations and committees, either national or transboundary, to have basin management as one of the political priorities!</strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>having your country to participate in the steering committee of the initiative.</strong></li> </ul><p>We would be pleased to have the honour to receive your support for this initiative that promotes the role of basin actors!</p> <p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="mso-ansi-language:FR !msorm"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-prop-change:&#10;&quot;Edouard Boinet&quot; 20220726T0943"><span class="msoIns"><ins cite="mailto:Edouard%20Boinet" datetime="2022-07-26T09:43"><p></p></ins></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="mso-ansi-language:&#10;FR !msorm"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-prop-change:&quot;Edouard Boinet&quot; 20220726T0943"><span class="msoIns"><ins cite="mailto:Edouard%20Boinet" datetime="2022-07-26T09:43"><p></p></ins></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"> </p> <p> </p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" height="72" width="916"><tbody><tr><td class="text-align-justify"><strong>More informations:</strong></td> </tr><tr><td> <ul><li> <div class="incubation-info text-align-justify">On the Basin segment at the 9th World Water Forum: Detailed program and <a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/Outcome%20document_Basin%20segment.pdf" target="_blank">Outcome document</a></div> </li> </ul></td> </tr><tr><td> <ul><li> <div class="incubation-info text-align-justify">On the Dakar Action Plan for Lake, River and Aquifer basins : <a href="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/Plan%20daction%20Dakar%20VANGDEF_3.pdf" target="_blank">The main document</a> and the <a href="https://www.riob.org/sites/default/files/General%20programme%20VA.pdf" target="_blank">detailed presentation</a></div> </li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Contact : NBO permament technical secretariat <a href="mailto:secretariat@inbo-news.org">secretariat@inbo-news.org</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"> </p> </div> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/2022-07/Logo_9e_FME_0.png?itok=vgy2POnm" width="78" height="100" alt="9FME" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 May 2022 08:41:58 +0000 admin 8244 at https://www.inbo-news.org Le RIOB au cœur de l’initiative « Plan d'action de Dakar pour les bassins des lacs, des fleuves et des aquifères » https://www.inbo-news.org/fr/actualites/le-riob-au-coeur-de-linitiative-plan-daction-de-dakar-pour-les-bassins-des-lacs-des <span>Support the &quot;Dakar Action Plan for Lake, River and Aquifer Basins&quot;</span> <span><span>c.buisson</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/16/2022 - 09:23</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="content_field"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/2022-02/Logo%20FME%202022%20VA.png?itok=h26xUwf8" width="75" height="100" alt="WWF 2022" /> </div> <div class="content_field">&quot;Basin segment&quot; - 9th WWF</div> <div class="content_field"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="bandeau2logo.png" height="129" src="https://www.inbo-news.org/sites/default/files/bandeau2logo.png" width="1119" /></p> <p> </p> <p>For the first time, in the programme of the <strong>World Water Forum</strong>, the 9th edition organised around "<strong>Water Security for Peace and Development</strong>" included a day dedicated to the <strong>management of water resources</strong> at the level of basins ("basin segment"), on <strong>Thursday 24 March</strong>.</p> <p>The stakes of this day are <strong>at the heart of the priorities of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)</strong>, which has been working for 30 years for social justice, environmental preservation and economic growth through the support of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the scale of transnational river basins, lakes and aquifers. Indeed, as peacemakers and accelerators of sustainable development, Basin Organisations are recognised structures to carry out ambitious actions for adaptation to climate change, and to ensure a common and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources.</p> <blockquote> <p>"<em>We are convinced that the basin management model strengthens dialogue, the participation of various stakeholders and achieves a better collective understanding of future water challenges. For INBO and its partners, Dakar is a major opportunity to accelerate the level of ambition around IWRM in basins, and to make it a political priority of the United Nations Water Conference in March 2023</em>."<br /> Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General.</p> </blockquote> <p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify">Basin Organisations are recognised structures to carry out ambitious actions for adaptation to climate change, and to ensure a common and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources.</p> <p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"> </p> <p>Its objective? To mobilise the main stakeholders in basin management (basin organisations and committees, ministries, donors, water users' associations, etc.) and significantly influence the progress and conclusions of the United Nations Water Conference, scheduled for March 2023, around the global need to accelerate the implementation of targets 6. 5.1 and 6.5.2 (Integrated Resource Management) of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on clean water and sanitation, "<strong>by the basins and for the basins</strong>"</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal">During this session, The International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO), the United Nations Economic for Europe (UNECE), the Swiss Conféderation, the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) &amp; the Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG) formally launched the :</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-center" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><strong>" Dakar Action Plan for River, Lake and Aquifer Basin"</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal text-align-center" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US">This initiative comes in implementation to the global commitments of the World Water Forum Dakar Declaration “A Blue Deal for Water Security for Peace and Development”.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:&#10;EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US">It translates the Declaration at the hydrographic basin level, a scale that encompasses all of the territories over which precipitation falls and water flows into a common outlet (a river, a lake, a sea).</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:&#10;normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US">Beyond the sole challenge of meeting the Sustainable Development Goal n°6 on water and sanitation, the achievement of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) greatly depends on our capacities to act at this basin scale, to implement Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and to improve cross-sectoral cooperation (and in particular the Water-Food-Energy Nexus) as well as cooperation across administrations at local, regional, national and transboundary levels. </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:&#10;normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US">This is of course true for the achievement of the universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, since (almost) all of our drinking water taps come from the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers.<br /> We believe the Dakar Action Plan for basins can be an effective accelerator for the achievement of the SDGs.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US">In other words, basin management matters, basin management delivers! </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US">The last water conference of this magnitude was organized nearly 50 years ago (Mar del Plata, 1977). This event can really be the political opportunity of a lifetime, and it needs to be seized.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span style="mso-ansi-language:FR !msorm"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-prop-change:&#10;&quot;Edouard Boinet&quot; 20220726T0943"><span class="msoIns"><ins cite="mailto:Edouard%20Boinet" datetime="2022-07-26T09:43"><p></p></ins></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span style="mso-ansi-language:&#10;FR !msorm"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-prop-change:&quot;Edouard Boinet&quot; 20220726T0943"><span class="msoIns"><ins cite="mailto:Edouard%20Boinet" datetime="2022-07-26T09:43"><p></p></ins></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Express your support by : </strong></p> <ul><li><em><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_aARQm2Qh-ue-HLlv6_Y8OZfyUP2kVFgllctjiSgHxX_Fbg/viewform" target="_blank">Completing the dedicated form entitled </a></strong></em><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_aARQm2Qh-ue-HLlv6_Y8OZfyUP2kVFgllctjiSgHxX_Fbg/viewform" target="_blank"><em>"Join the Dakar action plan for basins"</em> </a></strong> (<span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10; FR" xml:lang="EN-US">if you did not do it already ; important: this is not a legally binding document), disseminating it in your own network and promoting it in major international events (including the Climate COP27 in Egypt in November).</span><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10; FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;&#10; text-align:justify;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:&#10; list 36.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><b><i><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:&#10; EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US">mobilizing your organization, your country and its embassies</span></i></b><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10; FR" xml:lang="EN-US"> to promote the integration of basin management within the program and outputs of the UN Water Conference (22-24 March 2023, New-York). We need stronger <b>support in favor of basin organizations and committees, either national or transboundary,</b> to have <b>basin management as one of the political priorities!</b><p></p></span></li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;&#10; line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;&#10; vertical-align:baseline"><b><i><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10; FR" xml:lang="EN-US">having your country to participate in the steering committee of the initiative</span></i></b><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:&#10; Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10; FR" xml:lang="EN-US">.<p></p></span></li> </ul><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:&#10;justify;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;&#10;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;FR" xml:lang="EN-US">We would be pleased to have the honour to receive your support for this initiative that promotes the role of basin actors! </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:FR" xml:lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 May 2022 07:23:09 +0000 c.buisson 8172 at https://www.inbo-news.org