Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

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

 

Monday TuesdayOECD SIDE-EVENT Wednesday | Thursday

 

OECD’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, launched the flagship report Meeting the Water Reform Challenge.

The report sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focussing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence. The key findings from the water chapter of the OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2050 were also presented. The Outlook is a call to action to pursue much needed water reforms worldwide.

High level panellists offered their perspective on the report’s key messages and participants had the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on the key issues.

 

The OECD's Secretary-General and staff from the Horizontal Water Programme took part in the following sessions of the Core Groups and Target Solution Groups:

 

Monday 12 March

10:30am-1pm: Opening Ceremony - Inspiring Speeches, Organiser: International Forum Committee (IFC)

OECD speaker: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General (Read his opening ceremony remarks)

 

3:30-5pm: The Way Towards Rio+20, Session Type: Special Sessions/Events, Organiser: Ministry of Environment - Brasil,

OECD participation: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General

 

5-7pm2.4 INTRO - The Green Growth Challenge: No Nature, No Water, No Growth, Session Type: Thematic session, Organisers: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Korea Water Forum,

Keynote speaker: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General (Read his speech)

OECD panellist: Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate

 

5-7pmCS2 INTRO - Mobilising Finance for Water: Needs and Challenges, Session Type: Thematic sessions, Organiser: European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD),

OECD panellist: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General

 

5-7pm: CS1 INTRO - Enhancing Good Governance in the Water Sector: Setting the Scene, Session Type: Thematic session, Organiser: OECD,

OECD participation:

Chair: Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Coordinator of the WWF Good Governance Group

Speaker: Mr. Rolf Alter, Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate

flyer - Condition for Success 1 Good Governance

 

5-7pm: 3.3 INTRO - The Time has Come to Cope with Change, Session Type: Thematic session, Organiser: Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC),

OECD speaker: Ms. Kathleen Dominique, Environment Directorate

 

Tuesday 13 March

8:30-12:30am: High Level Roundtable: Adaptation to Climate Change (Closed Session), Session Type: Political Sessions, Organiser: National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA), Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning,

Keynote speaker: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General

 

8:30-10:30am: CS2.1 Where Does The Money Come From? Moving Forward on Strategic Financial Planning for Water, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: OECD, World Bank

OECD chair: Mr. Anthony Cox, Head of Division, Environment Directorate

 

8:30-10:30am: 2.4.1 Developing a Policy Framework for Water and Greening Growth, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: World Water Council (WWC), Korean Government (MLTM, PCGG and K-water),

Keynote speaker: Mr. Simon Upton, Director, Environment Directorate

 

11am-1pm: 2.4.3 Managing Water for (Green) Growth: Economic Incentives and Financing, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: OECD

OECD organiser and speaker: Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate

 

1:15-2:15pm: Meeting the Water Reform Challenge, OECD Side-event (Read the Introductory remarks by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría) 

 

2:30-4:30pm: 2.4.2 Stimulating Investments in Innovative Water Technologies and Ecosystems: a Path to Green Growth?, Session Type: Thematic session/Target sessions, Organiser: FP2E - Business & industry,

OECD speaker: Mr. Peter Börkey, Environment Directorate

 

5-7pm: EU8 Promoting Sustainable Financing of Water and Sanitation: Applying the “3Ts" Framework (Tariffs, Taxes and Transfers) in Europe, Session Type: Target session/Regional Session, Organiser: EUREAU - Networks/association (multi-stakeholder)

OECD panellist: Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate

 

5-7pm: CS1 (& CS2) MSP - Good Governance and Sustainable Financing: a Strong Nexus to Address, Session Type: Thematic session, Organiser: OECD, European Investment Bank (EIB),

OECD participation:

Keynote speaker: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General (Read his Opening remarks)
Moderator: Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Coordinator of the WWF Good Governance Group

 

OECD SIDE-EVENT

 

Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

OECD Side-event

Tuesday 13 March, 1:15-2:15pm

Palais des congrès, Patio 4 (PC14)

Flyer 

 

To support the push for water reform, the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, launched a flagship report Meeting the Water Reform Challenge. The report sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen, focussed on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.


The OECD Environment Director, Simon Upton, presented the key messages from the water outlook to 2050, which provides a snapshot of the global state of water under business-as-usual conditions. It is a call to action to pursue much needed water reforms worldwide.


The event was chaired by Dr. Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership. Distinguished panellists reflected on the key messages from the report. Panellists included:

  • H.E. Tumsiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
  • Michel Camdessus, Honorary Governor of the Bank of France
  • Wim Kuijken, Delta Commissioner, The Netherlands
  • Dominique Dron, Sustainable Development Commissioner, France

 

Wednesday 14 March

8:30-10:30am: High Level Panel: Future of World’s Water Beyond 2025, Session Type: Special Sessions/Events, Organiser: Third World Centre for Water Management

OECD panellist: Mr. Anthony Cox, Head of Division, Environment Directorate

 

8:30-10:30am:  CS1.3 Basin Management Plan as Instrument for Water Governance, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Office international de l'eau (OIEau),

OECD co-organiser

 

11am-1pm: 3.3.7 Towards Water-wise and Climate Resilient Cities, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: International Water Association,

OECD keynote speaker: Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate

 

11am-1pm: 2.2 INTRO - Contribute to Food Security by Optimal Use of Water, an Introduction, Session Type: Thematic sessions, Organiser: FAO, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID),

OECD speaker: Mr. Kevin Parris, Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

11am-1pm: CS1.4 IWRM Through the Lens of Water Security, Adaptive Water Management and International Legal Instruments for Good Governance, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: UNESCO IHP,

OECD co-organiser

 

2:30-4:30pm: CS1.2 Improving Governance and Performance of Public Water and Sanitation Services, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Association Scientifique et Technique pour l'Eau et l'Environnement (ASTEE),

OECD speaker: Ms. Claire Charbit, Deputy Head of the Regional Development Policy Division

 

2:30-4:30pm: 3.3.5 Charting Unknown Waters: How Do We Make Resilient Water Management Decisions Consistently?, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Conservation International (CI), World Bank

OECD speaker: Ms. Kathleen Dominique, Environment Directorate

 

5-7pm: CS1.1 Stakeholders’ Engagement for Effective Water Policy and Management, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Suez Environnement, OECD,

OECD chair: Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Coordinator of the WWF Good Governance Group

 

Thursday 15 March

8:30-10:30am: High Level Panel: Raising Additional “Grant” Funding for Water and Sanitation, Session Type: Special Session/Event, Organiser: Agence Française de Développement (AFD),

OECD speaker: M. Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director, Development Cooperation Directorate

 

8:30-10:30am: 2.2.3 Sustainable Productivity and Lower Costs of Water management for Food Security at Affordable Prices for All, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID),

OECD speaker: Mr. Kevin Parris, Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

8:30am-1pm: CS1.5 & CS1.6 Integrity and Transparency to Curb Corruption: Perspectives and Solutions from Water Professionals and Stakeholders, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Water Integrity Network (WIN), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI),

OECD co-organiser

 

11am-1pm: 2.3.8 Getting Policies Right for the Integration of Water and Energy, Session Type: Thematic session/Target session, Organiser: Climate, industry and Technology Department Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Norway,

OECD participation: Ms. Kathleen Dominique, Environment Directorate

 

11am-1pm: 3.1.3 Reducing Nutrient Inputs and Pollution: Bring Commitments to Clean Up our Filthy Waters!, Session Type: Target session, Organiser: UNESCO IHP,

OECD panellist: Mr. Kevin Parris, Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

12:30-2pm: Citizen Watch on ODA in the water sector - The issue of better policy coherence and effectiveness of cooperation in the sector, Organiser: Coalition Eau, Venue: The Citizen House – Hall 3,

OECD speaker: M. Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director, Development Cooperation Directorate


2:30-4:30pm: 2.4 SYNTH - Promoting Green Growth and Valuing Ecosystem Services: Recommendations and Messages for Rio+20, Session Type: Thematic session, Organiser: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Korea Water Forum,

OECD panellist: Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate

 

5-7pm: CS1 SYNTH - Fostering Good Governance in the Water Sector: Key Lessons and Recommendations, Session Type: Thematic sessions, Organiser: OECD,

OECD participation:

Chair: Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Coordinator of the WWF Good Governance Group

Speaker: Ms. Claire Charbit, Deputy Head of the Regional Development Policy Division

 

5-7pm: 3.1 SYNTH - Committing to Bridging the Water Resources Management and Ecosystems Gap, Session Type: Thematic session, Organiser: Wetlands International (WI),

OECD panellist: Mr. Kevin Parris, Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

For more information on the event please visit the official website of the 6th World Water Forum.

 

 

Related Documents

 

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction (Forthcoming)

The Water Challenge: OECD's Response

 

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