Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

The water challenge: OECD's response

 

The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction documents some of the consequences of having too much, too little, or too polluted water. Subsequent work has focused on managing water scarcity, water quality, and water-related disasters. It has identified governance and finance as essential enabling conditions. Some of the work focuses on water for agriculture or cities.

The OECD is endeavouring to capture policy recommendations that derive from its past and recent work on water in a single, consistent and action-oriented policy paper. This endeavour is expected to come to fruition at the end of 2016.

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EVENT - WORLD WATER WEEK

 

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VIDEO - INVESTING IN WATER SECURITY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

As economies and populations grow, and climate change intensifies, more assets, economic activities and populations will face water-related risks. Exposure to droughts, floods, and inadequate access to water supply and sanitation are costing us at least US$500 billion per year. Investment in water security can help safeguard growth and well-being in the face of increasing water risks. See how Philadelphia, Israel and Brazil are investing in water security for better lives.

 

 

Policy Perspectives - Water, growth and finance OECD-WWC-Netherlands Roundtable on Water Finance - Investing in water security for sustainable growth - A call for action

 

   

 2016 REPORTS

 

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES 

 
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Blogs, articles & speeches

WATER: TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE - oecd observer

  • Water, like air and food, is our life support. It covers about 70% of the surface of our planet. But only 2.5% of it is fresh water, the rest being ocean, with a small fraction of that being available as drinking water. As a fragile resource, water must be nurtured with investment, management and care. From oceans and vaste rivers to the spring in the garden, we must safeguard our water as a source of well-being, prosperity and progress... We must turn water into a flow of new opportunities for green, inclusive, sustainable growth, OECD Secretary-General.

  • Water can be the source of a brighter future, OECD Observer editorial by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General | April 2015

  • OECD Observer articles - Environment & resources: water

  • OECD Observer crosswords

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Global Water Governance by OECD Secretary-General

 

OECD work on water - Brochure

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