2013 has been declared as the "International Year of Water Cooperation" by the United Nations General Assembly.
In line with this theme, this year’s theme was Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships.
"Exceptional water challenges require an exceptional response. After centuries of taking water for granted, many countries are now aware that water stresses and increasing risks can jeopardize their economies and development gains. However, the economics of water security are complex, and serious effort is required to provide policy makers with the information and tools needed to identify and implement sound development paths toward water security and green growth."
OECD has actively participated and has taken part in a series of workshops, seminars and other events.
In over 100 seminars, workshops and events spread throughout the week, over 2,600 participants have been meeting, discussing and debating the most pressing water challenges of our time, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships".
The 2013 World Water Week has brought together an unprecedented number of professionals world leaders, government representatives, scientists, members of the private sector and civil society. Every single one of them contributes to the work toward a water wise world.
Two new OECD Water reports were launched by the OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría on 2 September 2013: Water Security for Better Lives and Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters
|OECD Secretary-General makes the case
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