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Find here the final SPI-Water recommendations on how to transfer IWRM knowledge to non-EU river basins

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International Network of Basin Organisations
Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean
Júcar River Basin Authority (Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar)
Spanish Ministry of the Environment
World Water Council
Agences de l'Eau
Mediterranean Water Institute
Euro-Mediterranean Information System on the know-how in the Water sector
Euromediterranean Irrigators Community
HISPAGUA: Sistema Español de Información sobre el Agua
European Commission Environment
Stockholm International Water Institute

Welcome to the Portal of the MENBO

أهلا بكم في موقع الشبكة المتوسطية لهيئات الأحواض

 

MENBO is a Regional Network within INBO (International Network of Basin Organisations) that promotes an integrated water resources management at the river basin level, as an essential tool for sustainable development. This organisation seeks to improve relationships among organisations in charge of water management in the Mediterranean region.

This website includes information, events and documents from other organisations and agencies related to water management, and promotes the exchange of knowledge among these. Most of the events announced, are thus from other sources, and include links to their websites.

The Regional Network was established in 2003, and is currently adding international members from the Mediterranean region. We hope this network will grow stronger with the support and collaboration from most of the Mediterranean countries that deal with river basin management.

Download here MENBO's flyer in English, Français and Español.

 


5+5 Water Strategy for the Western Mediterranean. 1st Workshop
Valencia 25th-26th February 2014



Algeria and Spain have decided to jointly promote a process, in association with the countries of the 5+5 Dialogue, to develop a water strategy for the western Mediterranean basin (WSWM). The aim of this strategy is to promote sustainable water use at local, regional and national levels, through the adoption of cross-cutting goals, management criteria and operational objectives, in order to harmonise water policies in the Mediterranean. Spain and Algeria are actively involved in the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and hope this strategy may constitute a tool of preventive diplomacy, contributing to maintaining international peace and security by facilitating international cooperation on water issues.

In this context, a first high-level Workshop was held in Valencia (Spain) under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations (MENBO) on 25th-26th February 2014.

Please click here to see the meeting agenda and other information.

          

Click here to see more photos from Las Provincias newspaper

 


9TH World General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations

 

The "9TH WORLD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF BASIN ORGANIZATIONS" took place from 12 to 16 August 2013, at the Marina Park Hotel in Fortaleza - Ceará - Brazil. MENBO celebrated its Liaison Bureau meeting on the occasion of this important event. More information and related documents on http://www.inbo-news.org

 


MENBO Liaison Bureau, Istanbul (Turkey), October 2012

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The MENBO Liaison Bureau took place 16th of October in Istanbul (Turkey) on the occasion of the EURO-INBO Conference on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.

A results summary, participant list, presentation on the network activities and the dossier for participants can be downloaded here.

 

All information about the EURO-INBO Conference can be found on the INBO website.

 

    

 


MENBO Workshop: AQUATOOL and STRATEAU, 20th September

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The workshop “Tools to support and improve the Integrated Water Resources Management: STRATEAU and AQUATOOL. A Mediterranean Perspective” organised by the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations and the Technical University of Valencia in collaboration with the Water Embassy and the kind contribution of the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean took place the 20th of September 2012 in the premises of the Technical University of Valencia (Spain).

This event brought together more than 50 experts from the Mediterranean region, amongst them water managers, professors, researchers, students, representatives of water user organisations, private companies and other stakeholders. This workshop was focused mainly on the applicability of two tools that support the integrated water resources management: AQUATOOL and STRATEAU, developed respectively by the Technical University of Valencia (Spain) and the Water Embassy (France).

In a first place technical overviews on both tools and demonstrations of their practical application have been given. In the following the workshop was organised in three round tables on:

1 – Perspectives and application of the tools in River Basin Organisations

2 – Integrated water resources management in education: STRATEAU and AQUATOOL as examples

3 – Integrated water management tools in the Mediterranean.

Please click here for the programme, a briefing note in English, French and Spanish and the results of the workshop.

Please click here to find all presentations and more pictures of the event.

 

 


New MENBO President

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Due to changes in the Portuguese water administration a personnel change in the MENBO Presidency was produced on the occasion of the World Water Forum 6. 

The Portuguese MENBO Presidency 2011-2013 will be from now on represented by Mr. Manuel Lacerda, Vice-President of the Portuguese Water Institute (Instituto da Água - INAG).

The Permanent Technical Secretariat and the members of MENBO thank Mr. António Guerreiro de Brito, who represented the Portuguese MENBO Presidency since the 9th MENBO General Assembly, celebrated in October 2011 in Porto (Portugal), for his strong commitment with the network. We wish António all the best for his future and hope to keep in touch. 

Mr. António Guerreiro de Brito, MENBO President 2011-2012, Mr. Javier Ferrer, Permanent Technical Secretary of MENBO and Mr. Manuel Lacerda, new MENBO President (from left to right)

 

 


ANNOUNCEMENT

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Mr. Teodoro Estrela Monreal, Head of the Hydrological Planning Office of the Júcar River Basin Authority (CHJ) in Valenica (Spain), was appointed new Permanent Technical Secretary of MENBO by Ms. María Ángeles Ureña, President of the CHJ.

CHJ hosts the head office of the MENBO Secretariat since the creation of the network in the year 2002. Following the statutes of the network the position of the Secretary of MENBO is represented by the associated organisation where the MENBO secretariat is located: the CHJ (Articles 18 and 15).

The former Permanent Technical Secretary of MENBO, Mr. Javier Ferrer Polo, has left this position and was appointed new Water Commissary of the Júcar River Basin Authority. MENBO members and secretariat thank him for his successful work in the last years and we are looking forward to further collaborate with him in the future.

If you require further information you can find the MENBO statutes in French, Spanish and English under the following links:

Statuts en français

Estatutos en español

Statutes in English
 



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Technical Meeting on the Implementation of a Mediterranean Platform on Water Knowledge, 10th March 2014, UfM Secretariat Barcelona (Spain).


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5+5 Water Strategy for the Western Mediterranean. 1st Workshop, 25th-26th February 2014, Valencia (Spain). Please click here to see the provisional agenda and other information.

Regional Workshop on “Water Transfers in the Mediterranean”, 9-10 December 2013, Alger (Algeria).

“Europe-INBO 2013” 11th European Conference on the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive 13-16 November 2013, Plovdiv (Bulgaria). More information on http://www.inbo-news.org

SWIM-SM Third Steering Committee Meeting, 12-13 November 2013, Athens (Greece). More information on http://www.swim-sm.eu

INBO General Assembly, August 2013, Fortaleza (Brasil)

STREAM and STEP-WISE Final Conference: Facilitating Water Information Exchange Between Science, Policy and Industry, 3- 4 December 2012, Brussels (Belgium). For programme details and registration visit: www.spi-water.eu 

Consultation and Kick-off meeting for the Mediterranean White Book on Water, 12 November 2012, Madrid (Spain). Only on invitation.

EURO-INBO Conference, October 2012, Istanbul (Turkey)

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World Water Forum VI, March 2012, Marseille (France)

International Symposium on Water and Wetlands in the Mediterranean, 6-8 February 2012, Agadir (Morocco). More information here: http://agadir2012.medwet.org

1st Mediterranean Water Forum, 19-20 December 2011, Marrakech (Morocco).

Water Think Tank Symposium: Water and the local authorities: what governance for which geographical areas? 10 November 2011, Monaco. More informacion to be found here: www.fpa2.com/infoswtt.html

MENBO General Assembly and EURO-INBO Conference, 28-30 September 2011, Oporto (Portugal)

MELIA Project Final Conference, 20-22 June 2011, Agadir (Morocco). For more information visit: www.meliaproject.eu