The 11th General Assembly of MENBO was held in Malta from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2017. The event gathered over 50 delegates coming from 10 Mediterranean countries, representatives of governmental administrations in charge of water management, of basin organisations, of interested bi and multilateral cooperation agencies, donors, water users, as well as numerous observer organisations, and took place at the invitation of the Maltese government, with the sponsorship of the EU FP7 Be-Water Project and the collaboration of Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO). Please click HERE to see the agenda.

As well as celebrating the MENBO Liaison Bureau and the statutory sessions, the 11th General Assembly of MENBO was organised around three thematic Roundtables dedicated to:

  1. Water and Climate change Adaptation at River Basin Level. Please click HERE to see the Roundtable 1 presentations.
  2. Water and agriculture in the Mediterranean. Please click HERE to see the Roundtable 2 presentations.
  3. Non-conventional water resources: Water Reuse and Desalination. Please click HERE to see the Roundtable 3 presentations.

There was also a special session focused on international initiatives and activities. Please click HERE to see the International Initiatives Session presentations.

During this 11th General Assembly of MENBO, the Presidency of the network was transferred from Portugal (2011) to Malta (2017), who will hold this position for the next two years. Mr. Daniel Azzopardi was appointed new MENBO President.

Please click HERE to see the Declaration of Malta.

Opening Ceremony of the General Assembly

MENBO Liaison Bureau

From left Mr. André Matoso, representing the Portuguese Presidency of MENBO; Mr. Daniel Azzopardi, new MENBO President, and Mr. Teodoro Estrela, MENBO Permanent Technical Secretary