Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

The water challenge: OECD's response

 

The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction focuses on the four items identified as most pressing in previous OECD work. Water is one of them. The Outlook documents increasing competition between water users to access the resource. Farmers, and the environment, will have to compete with cities, energy suppliers, and several industries, to get the water they need. This create new risks (if any water user does not have access to the volume and quality of water it needs) and trade-offs (how should water be allocated between competing users?). OECD work on water aims at facilitating the reform of water policies, so that they are better attuned to these and related challenges. Why We Need to Act Now on Risks to Water, read the full op-ed piece by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, on World Water day, 22 March 2014.

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