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News The Final Resolutions & the "Declaration of Debrecen": INBO General Assembly, Debrecen (Hungary), 5-7 June 2007

From 7 to 9 June 2007, 217 delegates coming from 46 Countries, representatives of governmental administrations in charge of water management, of Basin Organizations, already existing or being created, and from interested bi and multilateral cooperation agencies, met in Debrecen in Hungary, during the seventh General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), to define, all together, the most suitable actions needed for achieving the objectives of integrated and participatory management of inland surface and ground water resources and of related coastal zones.

The delegates reaffirmed that freshwater resources are limited and threatened all over the world and that their better governance, respectful of the environment, is one of the main keys to sustainable development: freshwater is essential to sustain life on our planet and ensure the health and socioeconomic progress of our societies.

Integrated and sound water resources management is more than ever a priority if we do not want this scarce resource to become one of the limiting factors for sustainable development in many countries of the world.

Debrecen Declaration - Final Resolutions - The video of the passing of INBO presidency - Photo Gallery -

The papers.

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Source of information The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO/RIOB)
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Geographical coverage Hungary
News date 14/06/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH