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Join the Paris Pact initiative!
Send us your projects of adaptation to climate change
in the basins of rivers, lakes and aquifers!

What’s the Paris Pact?

The “Paris Pact on water and adaptation to the effects of climate change in the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers” has been launched by the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) during COP21 under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), with the support of the French and Peruvian Ministries of Environment. It synthesizes principles and actions to be carried out for adaptation in basins.

Join the Paris Pact initiative…

… as more than 340 basins organizations, ministries, local authorities, companies, donors, civil society organizations and international organizations in 87 countries.

Send us your signed Paris Pact a picture of the signatory and a logo of your organizations as soon as possible and before Wednesday 25th May if you can, at the following address:

If your organization has already signed the "Paris Pact", please excuse us for this general message.

Pilot projects promotion

We invite you to send us your projects through the dedicated online form: or by email, sending back to us the dedicated form by Wednesday 25th May, if possible or as soon as you can, at the following email address:

The Paris Pact of course targets projects of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), for instance (national and transboundary) basin adaptation plans or strategies, water information systems, financial mechanisms, capacity building of basin organizations and of basin governance.

It is also possible to send projects of smaller scales (e.g. rainwater collection and management, tackling leakages of the water networks, wastewater reuse, wetland restauration) as long as these actions fit within a basin management plan or address the plan’s priorities.

Please note: in 2016, the focus is put in priority on projects related to monitoring networks (meteorology, climatology, hydrology, water and ecosystem quality, water uses including withdrawals and pollutant discharges, environment and biodiversity) and information systems (data collection, management and sharing).

Flagship projects collected will be presented and promoted during major climate/water events, including in 2016:

  • 10th World General Assembly of the INBO,
    Merida (Mexico), 1-4 June 2016.
  • International Conference "Climate and water" (preparatory meeting of COP22),
    Rabat (Morocco), 11-12 July 2016.
  • The 6th Global Workshop on water and climate in transboundary basins (UNECE/INBO & al),
    Geneva (Switzerland), 13-15 September 2016.
  • COP22,
    Marrakech (Morocco), 7-18 November 2016.

The objective will be to collect good practices internationally, to strengthen knowledge sharing, to enhance the mobilization of donors and governments for this priority issue of resilience, in particular in the most vulnerable regions of the world.


Edouard BOINET
International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)

Water Convention Secretariat (UNECE)

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