11th "EUROPE-INBO"International Conference

The 11th conference of the "EUROPEINBO" group was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 13 to 16 November 2013, at the invitation of the East Aegean Basin Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of the Environment and Water. It gathered 183 participants, representatives of national administrations and basin organizations as well as NGOs, companies and international and regional organizations from 21 Countries. The ”EUROPE-INBO” group members made recommendations to further improve water resources management in the European Union and in the Partner Countries, relying in particular on their practical experience gained in the field.
 
A workshop on monitoring
 
This workshop jointly organized by ”ONEMA” and IOWater in Plovdiv on 13 November 2013 within the yearly “EUROPE-INBO” Conference (13-15 November 2013) gathered 78 participants from 16 countries, as well as the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. To allow for a maximum of discussions and exchanges, the workshop was organized in two main sessions:
  • Theme 1: Purpose of monitoring programs: ”Vision of The Netherlands; Rijkswaterstaat experiences”;
  • Theme 2: Stakeholders’ organization and role: ”Monitoring in compliance with the Water Framework Directive in Austria; experiences and outlook”;
  • Theme 3 - Monitoring strategies: ”Evolution of monitoring networks in Wallonia since 1975 according to various European Directives”.