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  • 12-March-2012

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    OECD participation in the 6th World Water Forum, 12-17 March 2012, Marseille

    The OECD launched a flagship report which sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focusing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.

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  • 7-March-2012

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    Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    Building on the main water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in other sectors of the economy.

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  • 7-March-2012

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    Environment: The Water Challenge: sharing a precious commodity

    Water management needs urgent reform if the world is to head off a serious deterioration in the quality and quantity of water available, according to a new OECD report.

  • 25-October-2011

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    Below the water line

    Investing in and managing water and sanitation is a complex challenge. In the context of the Global Forum on Environment this week, OECD looks at the financial realities of funding water infrastructure.

  • 25-October-2011

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    Policy Brief: Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation

    This policy brief provides a comprehensive overview of key issues in the financing of water and sanitation and presents a number of tools and approaches developed by the OECD to assist policy makers and practitioners in this area.

  • 25-October-2011

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    Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen

    Better water management is vital to meet human needs, sustain economic activities, and achieve environmental goals. Yet, governments face challenges in navigating the political economy of reform in the water sector.

  • 25-October-2011

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  • 25-March-2011

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    Water Resources Management

    The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 has identified water as one of the four critical environmental priorities for the coming two decades. On current trends, 47% of the world’s population will live in areas of high water stress in 2030. The world has enough water resources, but it needs to manage them better.

  • 22-March-2011

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    World Water Day: Governments must invest in water and sanitation

    Would people invest more in clean water if they knew just how expensive dirty water is? World Water Day is an opportunity to remind governments worldwide that they have a responsibility to invest in clean water for the health of their citizens and their environments.

  • 22-March-2011

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    Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation: An OECD Perspective

    This publication draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation. The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment.

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