International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management

The second Rendez-vous sur l'eau conference will be held on May, 2013. This event is organized by the North Americain Network of Basin Organizations (NANBO) and the Regroupement des Organismes de Bassins Versants du Québec (ROBVQ).

These three-day conferences, debates and discussions will provide the stakeholders to share at all levels - local, national and international - their experiences related to integrated water management. This year, several topics have been selected to assess the different components of this type of water management which is focused on sustainable management. Furthermore, it is relevant to improve the understanding of the challenges facing integrated water management since our societies evolve in a global environment where the impact of climate change is ever more intense on a daily basis.

This event is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Quebec Metropolitan Community.

Date and location

May 27,28,29, 2013
Manoir St-Castin
99 chemin Tour du Lac
C.P. 1022
Lac-Beauport Qc G3B 2J8
1 418 841-4949

Symposium Topics

  • Wetland conservation and development in Québec, Canada and around the world
  • Source Water protection in North America
  • Indigenous participation in integrated water management in Canada and around the world
  • Land management and flooding security in America

Information and registration

For more detailed information on the second Rendez-vous sur l'eau conference organized by the NANBO and the ROBVQ or for registration, please visit the web page of the event

PDF Presentations

  • Experiences in Integrated Water Resources Management in North America, Latin America & the Caribbean Robert Pietrowsky, U.S Army Corps of engineers Institute for Water Resources (IWR) et Centre international de la gestion intégrée de l'eau (UNESCO)
  • Indigenous Water Rights - Future Towards and Ethical Water Merrell-Ann S. Phare, executive director, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
  • Mitigating Impacts to Waters and Wetlands in the United States David S. Evans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Wetland Conservation - Through Policy An Atlantic Canada Approach Wade Lewis, Canards Illimités Canada - Atlantique
  • Pays-Bas: Redonner de l'espace à nos rivières Harm Sloterdijk, Administrateur du COVABAR
  • Ontario’s Approach to Drinking Water Source Protection Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, Mississippi Valley Conservation