Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations



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

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.

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MENBO has developed or participated in the following Events.


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5+5 Water Strategy for the Western Mediterranean

This strategy harmonises water policies in the Mediterranean promoting sustainable water use at local, regional and national levels, through the adoption of cross-cutting goals, management criteria and operational objectives. It may constitute a tool of preventive diplomacy, contributing to maintaining international peace and security by facilitating international cooperation on water issues.

Statutory meetings

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2021-07-26 - Obituary - Hachmi KENNOU

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Hachmi Kennou

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the death of our great friend and colleague, Executive Director of the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME), Mr Hachmi KENNOU. Mr KENNOU, of Tunisian and French nationality, was one of the most recognized experts in the field of water, both in his country of origin and in the international sphere. A graduate in hydraulic engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, he began his professional career in 1970. Formerly CEO of the National Sanitation Office in Tunisia, he was appointed Governor of the World Water Council in 2003, thereby coordinating the Transcontinental Mediterranean Process of the World Water Forum.

Today, we pay tribute to him for his extraordinary professional and personal qualities, for his humanism, his honesty and his dedication. We will keep an excellent memory as a person appreciated by all, faithful and enthusiastic.

Rest in Peace.

2021-03-30 - Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Initiative on Non-conventional Water in Agriculture (IMENCO) - Ministerial Declaration

French version

On the occasion of the celebration of the World Water Day on 22 March, the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the Maghreb Non-Conventional Water Initiative (IMENCO) in order to address water scarcity in the Maghreb region.

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2021-03-05 - Ebro Hydrographic Confederation Anniversary

On behalf of the Permanent Technical Secretary of MENBO, Mr Miguel Polo, we have the pleasure to announce here the celebration, last 5th March 2021, of the 95th Anniversary of the creation of the Ebro Hydrographic Confederation, the first hydrographic confederation created in the world whose operation is based on two fundamental principles: basin management and public participation.

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