The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) is a non-profit association under French law.

Since its creation in 1994, it has become a recognised player in the international water community, speaking on behalf of transboundary and national basin organisations in order to help strengthen them and highlight the importance of this scale for the implementation of sustainable and efficient integrated water resource management.

All the components of the association have worked tirelessly to draw greater political attention to these structures, including from the States.

In this way, INBO made a major contribution to a first in the history of the COPs, the inclusion of basin management as a necessity in the conclusions of COP27 in Egypt. The same applies to the recurrent and recent organisation of basin segments at major international events such as the World Water Forums or the United Nations Water Conference in 2023, for example.

To date, INBO has 192 Member-Organisations, organised into 8 Regional Networks with free membership, in order to strengthen links between neighbouring countries.

By joining INBO, your organisation is demonstrating its operational support for water resource management by basin organisations to accelerate their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 ‘a global call to action to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity by 2030’.

Membership enables you to work even more closely with INBO and its Members on the Network’s key missions, which focus on the organisation of events, the design and implementation of projects, the piloting of advocacy and twinning initiatives as well as the production of publications, distributed free of charge, on priority themes for your organisation.

  • Increase your visibility and promote your experiences and projects.
  • Take part in INBO’s strategic work, defining its action plan, priority messages, international partnerships, etc.
  • Participate as a speaker or active contributor in meetings, webinars and sessions organised by INBO, either in-house or at major national, continental or international events.
  • Publish articles in the INBO Newsletter, the Network’s annual review.
  • Contribute to the thematic handbooks produced by INBO, in partnership with recognised organisations.
  • Support the advocacy initiatives of INBO and its partners, such as the Dakar Action Plan for River Basins, the Water and Nature Action Plan, the Twin Basin Initiative, the Water & Climate Incubator, the Coalition for Cooperation on Transboundary Waters.
  • Hosting INBO events.