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Evolving water governance practices

 

IMPLEMENTING THE OECD PRINCIPLES ON WATER GOVERNANCE 

Three years after the adoption of the OECD Water Governance Principles, the OECD launched a report on Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance which takes stock of their use and dissemination.

The report proposes two major tools for interested cities, basins, regions and countries to strengthen their water policies.

1. First, it provides the OECD Water Governance Indicator Framework, a self-assessment tool to measure, assess and take action collectively.

2. Second, it sets out 50+ concrete practices illustrating the Principles. 

EVOLVING WATER GOVERNANCE PRACTICES

Practices help policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders learn from each other and identify pitfalls to avoid when designing and implementing water policies. Learning from practices is about gaining insights from real examples, looking at what works (or has worked) and seeing how others have dealt with challenges. It can also be about learning what does not work, and what successful stakeholders do differently.

To satisfy stakeholders’ needs when searching for practices and the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance, a set of 54 evolving water governance practices were collected to provide examples and lessons that can inspire ambitious reforms and better policies and practices.

 

 

 

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ACCESS THE EVOLVING WATER GOVERNANCE PRACTICES

Access the water governance practices and indicator pilot tests on the map below:

Indicator pilot tests Water practices 
Note: The information contained in the 50+ profiles and the 11 pilot tests was reported at face value, based on a submission by the practice providers and pilot-tests promoters to the OECD Water Governance Initiative. Any bias or errors in the original data or text is the sole responsibility of the practice providers and pilot-tests promoter. Practices and pilot tests should under no circumstance be considered as a vetting, assessment or certification by the OECD.
 

This map was developed thanks to the generous support of Suez.