The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) have initiated an "Associated Program" (AP) relative to the creation and development of basin organizations. This "Associated Program" should contribute to achieving the objective of "Integrated Water Resource Management". The GWP fosters its promotion in all the regions of the world relying on the network of its "Regional Technical Advisory Councils" (RTACs) for this purpose.
TwinBasin is one of the 4 outputs included in the associated program. This project has been selected within the framework of the "Global Change and Ecosystems" priority of the 6th Framework Program for European Research, and now aims at faciliting direct twinning arrangements between BOs, by defining a framework for action, by enabling the move of staffs between twin agencies and by capitalizing the knowledge thus acquired.
The European financing of the project will cover the operating expenses of the network (travels of the Steering Committe members, tool development, mobility scholarships, management of SIGs, dissemination of results, etc.).
Clusters are others projects related to the "Twinning" topic supported by European Union :
ü RIVERTWIN : this project aims in developing, adjusting, testing and implementing an integrated regional model for the strategic planning of water resources conditions
ü TWINBAS : this project aims to twin European and third countries river basins for development of integrated water resources management methods
ü WADE : this project aims to quantify floodWater recharge of alluvial aquifers in dryland environments
The official launch of the TwinBasin project will take place on Sunday 25th January 2004, during INBO General Assembly in the Martinique (French Antilles) : download the presentation (272 Ko)