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27th-30th September 2011, Oporto, Portugal

This international conference is organized by the «Group of European Basin Organizations for the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive» at the invitation of the Portuguese Water Authorities and North River Basin Organization. The meeting will be organized around main and current topics on the implementation of the Framework Directive (WFD) in the National and Transboundary River Basin Districts, in particular:

  • Water and Energy: the dilemmas, costs and benefits,
  • Water Governance in Transboundary River Basins: Strategic cooperation and twinning among Water Authorities,
  • Adapt to long term challenges linked to climate change and prevent extreme phenomena,
  • Develop new knowledge and know-how on river hydro-morphology, restoration and protection of water ecosystems,
  • Cooperation with the neighboring Countries, non-member of the European Union, for the application of the WFD principles and methods.

This conference is part of the European Regional Preparatory Process of the 6th World Water Forum to be held in Marseilles - France from 12 to 17 March 2012, and aims at strongly mobilizing all partners involved, especially the Euro-Mediterranean countries, to collect effective field-implemented solutions and proposed measures to meet the current and future challenges of water management in the region.