Third International Forum on Integrated Water Management
mercredi, 18 mars 2015
/ Evelyne Gauthier
The third International Forum on Integrated Water Management took place at the University Laval (Quebec City, Canada) on May 7-9, 2014.
It addressed the issues of transboundary water management in a context of climate change.
The event was organized by the North American Network of Basin Organizations (NANBO), the Regrouping of the River Basin Organizations of Quebec (ROBVQ) and the St-François River Basin Organization (COGESAF), in collaboration with the Quebec Metropolitan Community, the University Laval Environment, Development and Society Institute and the research consortium on climatology and adaptation to climate change OURANOS.
The 500 participants addressed the following themes :
Three case-studies, including the Great Lakes / St-Lawrence and Rio Grande or Rio Bravo systems and the Rhine Basin, were presented. Two roundtables answered the following questions :
Mr. Jean-François Donzier, INBO Secretary and IOWater General Manager, presented an introductory note on the best practices in transboundary basin management over the World.