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Background - technical papers:
The 1st International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations brought together key stakeholders in the management of freshwater basins from all around the globe, such as ministers of water and the environment, heads of basin organizations and water directors, heads of national delegations to transboundary basin organizations, UN Agencies and other relevant international organizations, financial institutions, MEA Secretariats, civil society and academia.
The primary objective of the Forum was to strengthen basin organizations as key building blocks for environmental governance. Basin Organizations are crucial in supporting the implementation of internationally agreed environmental goals and objectives embedded in many Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) as well as in national and basin-wide water management schemes.
1. What priority actions are required to protect ecosystems in freshwater basins for the continued provision of both surface and groundwater resources in the context of sustainable development?
2. How can basin organizations be better supported to improve the environmental governance and management of freshwater resources? Including through enhanced legal, policy and institutional support to effectively implement internationally agreed environmental goals and objectives, such as MEAs.
3. Contributions by basin organizations to international processes and fora, such as the post 2015 development agenda, United Nations Environment Assembly, the Stockholm World Water Week, the World Water Forum, INBO and others.
The Forum was co-convened by the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)