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.

Download here MENBO's flyer in ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS and ESPAÑOL.

With deep sorrow and regret, we announce the death of our great friend and colleague, former President of MENBO, Dr. Walter Mazzitti. Mr. Mazzitti was one of the most recognized international experts in the field of water and in particular in the Mediterranean, a lawyer, adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Environment and national expert of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), he was President of EMWIS (Euro-Mediterranean Water Information System) and also President of MENBO during the years 2007 to 2009.

Walter Mazzitti

We wish to pay tribute to him for his dedication, his constant professional commitment and his extraordinary personal qualities. We will keep an excellent memory as a person appreciated by all of us, enthusiastic, advocate of peace and protective of the most vulnerable.


Here you can consult the objectives, members, staff and elements of MENBO.


MENBO has developed or participated in the following Events.

Upcoming events:


MENBO is running the following project:

  • Peer Review Phase II: A peer-to-peer support process to facilitate improved Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive implementation
Check all projects MENBO has participated in.

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

Consult the regulated meetings set in the statutes of the Network in this section.

Contact us

In this section, you can find information for visiting us or communicate with us.