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News 14th conference of "EUROPE-INBO" 2016 Lourdes, France

The 14th conference of the "EUROPE-INBO" group, which took place in Lourdes, France, from 19 to 22 October 2016, at the invitation of the French Water Agencies, the City of Lourdes and with ONEMA’s support, gathered 200 participants, representatives of national administrations and basin organizations, elected official, as well as of NGOs, companies, international and regional organizations and academic institutions.
The work of the 14th "EUROPE - INBO 2016" international conference in Lourdes was organized around four roundtables dedicated to current events in the practical implementation of the WFD and other European water-related directives. They allowed discussing the following issues:

 WFD: towards the 2019 review;

 Water governance in transboundary basins;

 Adaptation to Climate Change: Resources management, scarcity and drought;

 Adaptation to Climate Change: Knowledge of Flood Risks, Management of Aquatic Environments and Preventive Measures in the Basins. 

The "EUROPE - INBO 2016" conference is a new step for the WFD implementation in the 2 nd cycle of River Basin Management Plans (2016-2021), but also for formulating proposals on the future of this Directive, based on field practices of the EUROPE-INBO members as well as on taking climate change into account in the future. While welcoming the progress made in WFD implementation, the EUROPE-INBO Members consider that the efforts made in the implementation of measures should be increased so that all water bodies achieve "good status" within a reasonable time.

See attached the declaration of EURO-INBO 2016

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File link local EN_EUROPE-INBO_Declaration_2016-Draft_V4.pdf (PDF, 233 Kb)
Source of information riob
Geographical coverage France,
News date 27/10/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH , SPANISH