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Event « EURO-INBO 2009 » - Invitation - Conference of the European River Basin District Authorities - STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) - 19, 20 & 21 AUGUST 2009


« EUROPE-INBO 2009 »


 „The Water Framework Directive - Sharing experiences and meeting future challenges"


Conference of the

 European River Basin District Authorities

organised by the Swedish River Basin District Authorities and INBO


STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) - 19, 20 & 21 AUGUST 2009



Paris, on 9 June 2009


Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Dear Friends,

I inform you that the next «EUROPE-INBO 2009» international conference, organised by the «Group of European Basin Organisations for the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive - WFD», will take place this year within the World Water Week in Stockholm, at the invitation of the Swedish River Basin District Authorities:

19, 20 and 21 August 2009
Stockholm International Fairs

This conference is an official meeting of the Swedish Presidency of the European Union which opens on next 1st July.


The programme will proceed over three days:


Wednesday 19 August:


  • 14:00-17:30: Seminar on the control of emissions of hazardous substances (presentation of European case studies based on Management Plans),


  • 17.45-18.45: Side event: «Recommendations from the GWP/INBO handbook on Integrated Water Resources Management in basins» (responsibilities of District Authorities, financing, etc.)


The seminar and side event of 19 August are open to all the participants of the World Water Week.


Thursday 20 and Friday 21 August:


These two days are specifically dedicated to the District Authorities in charge of implementing the Water Framework Directive in river basins: INBO objective is to allow the European Basin Organisations to meet regularly, in an informal manner, to share their practical experience.


In 2009, the District Authorities have to present their first Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures. The conference objective is thus to organise the sharing of experience on this challenge. A large part of the programme is devoted to group discussions and round tables in order to facilitate exchanges.


Three workshops are organised:


1.     Management Plans - focus on public participation and transboundary challenges

2.     Climate Change - challenges to water management

3.     Programmes of Measures - economic aspects


The conference will end on Friday 21 August afternoon by a meeting of the Bureaus of INBO European Regional Networks (EUROPE-INBO, CEENBO and MENBO).


I hope that you will be able to participate in this conference and will take this opportunity to attend the entire World Water Week in Stockholm.


Participation in this conference on the European Water Framework Directive is free of charge.


As a participant in the «WFD» conference, you can benefit from a 25% discount on the registration fee for the World Water Week.


The deadline for registration to the WFD conference is 30 June 2009. Registration can be made on the web site:


on which it is also possible to book an hotel, on the other hand the other travel arrangements are to be made separately by each participant.


If you wish to participate in the World Water Week, registration is made on the website: You will have to specify that you participate in the WFD conference to benefit from the 25% discount, valid until 30 June (write "WFD Competent Authorities" in the box "Other information - Special remarks regarding my registration").



For good organisation, I thank you in advance for kindly returning, at your earliest convenience, the enclosed registration form to INBO Secretariat by E-mail at .


The conference will proceed in English.


Any useful information will be continuously available on the website:

Contact information Jean-François DONZIER, Permanent Technical Secretary, International Network of Basin Organizations: Permanent Technical Secretariat, 21, rue de Madrid - 75008 PARIS - FRANCE (email: )
Phone: + - Fax +
Event type Conference
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Source INBO
Geographical coverage Sweden
Address Stockholm, Sweden
Organizer The World Water Week in Stockholm, at the invitation of the Swedish River Basin District Authorities
Target audience International
Period [19/08/2009 - 21/08/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH