EUROPE-INBO 2019 International Conference

Monday, June 17, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 20, 2019 (All day)

Discussing the future of the European Water Directive and Schowcasing ambition under midnight sun!

Finnish authorities invite Europe-INBO this year to hold the 17th “EUROPE-INBO” International Conference, co-organized with the “Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives”. The event will take place from 17-20 June 2019 at Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland.

Register now & find important information on the event website.

Generic information

The City of Lahti is located only 1 hour by train and 1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Check the train timetables here:
Due to the limited capacity of the venue and availability of bedrooms (which are not pre-booked by the organizers), we strongly recommend you to register to Europe-INBO 2019 (free of charge) and book your hotel as soon as possible!

Regarding hotel booking, our Finnish hosts have negotiated a discount night rate including breakfasts and taxes in the following 3 hotels. Please indicate you are a participant of “Europe INBO 2019” to benefit from this rate when proceeding to the booking:

  • Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone (address : Aleksanterinkatu 14) - 114 € for single bedroom, 138 € for twin/double bedroom (email contact: seurahuone.lahti [at] ; phone number: +358 201 234 600)
  • Scandic Lahti (address: Vesijärvenkatu 1) - 85 € for single bedroom, 103 € for twin/double bedroom (booking webpage ; email contact: lahti [at] ; phone number: +358 3 339 39 11)
  • Scandic Lahti City (address: Kauppakatu 10) - 95 € for single bedroom, 113 € for twin/double bedroom (booking webpage ; email contact: lahticity [at] ; phone number: +358 341 081 624 ; in addition to indicate you are a participant of “EUROPE-INBO 2019”, please mention the following promo code: BLAH170619)
Europe-Inbo 2019

Event Agenda

Organizations, administrations and other stakeholders interested in Basin Management are invited to participate in the event and share their experiences on basin management throughout the sessions of EUROPE-INBO:

1. The Workshop on “Integration of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) into WFD Programs of Measures (PoMs) for basin restoration with a focus on lakes: governance, implementation, assessment (in English).

2. The 4 roundtables and the Special session, which will benefit from simultaneous translation in English and French as all the plenary sessions, will focus on the following themes:

  • Water Quality: the objective of good ecological status and the challenge of microplastics
  • Agriculture and climate change: the stakes for agroecology, non-point source pollution, water availability
  • WFD review: Towards a practical review of the WFD application: how to deal with exemptions and “one-out all-out” principle
  • Sea / basin interface: Integrated management of basins and coastal waters: strengthening consistency
  • Special session: International and transboundary cooperation (including under the framework of the WFD, between EU and non-EU Countries)

A technical and cultural visit will be organized on Thursday 20th of June in the City of Lahti region.

Ankkurikatu 7
15140 Lahti