Prof Eckstein Serves on International Forum at INBO

July 21, 2016

Eckstein-Mexico1Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Gabriel Eckstein participated in the 10th General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) in Merida, Mexico in June.

The INBO Assembly was organized to further its efforts, activities and programs that respond to global challenges such as population growth, food and energy demand, and adaptation to the effects of climate change, in the basins of local, national and transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers.

At the INBO Assembly Eckstein participated on the International Cooperation Organizations Forum where he introduced the upcoming XVIth World Water Congress planned for Cancun next year and encouraged the INBO and its members to contribute to the Congress program.

He also met with representatives of CONAGUA (Mexico’s national water authority) and ANEAS (Mexico’s non-governmental association for water and sanitation), who will serve as hosts for the upcoming World Water Congress.

Eckstein said they continued an ongoing dialogue and preparation for the Congress and developed tasks and strategies that will ensure the success of the Congress. They also exchanged proposals for high-level panels, keynote speakers, and coordination with other international organizations.

Eckstein serves as chair of the International Scientific Committee for the Congress and is a member of its International Steering Committee.

“INBO is one of the more important water-management organizations globally, and speaking at their General Assembly was both an honor and a privilege,” Eckstein said.


- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law