Publications & Documents


20-March-2009

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Investment check-list

A Check-list for Public Action has been developed by the OECD and its partners to assist governments considering engaging with the private sector in the water sector. OECD Observer explains.

20-March-2009

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Water and the economic crisis: Back to basics

Water is as essential to human activity as air. When cities or societies neglect water, they face collapse. By Jack Moss, Chair of BIAC Water Group, for OECD Observer.

17-March-2009

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Surface Water Quality Regulation in EECCA Countries: Directions for Reform

The paper presents an overview of the main features of the existing EECCA systems of surface water quality standards and the need to improve them. It also describes the key conceptual directions for reform based on OECD and EECCA country experience.

17-March-2009

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The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

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17-March-2009

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Guidance on Measuring Results of Environmental Regulation and Compliance Assurance in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia

The current document provides policy guidance in order to improve ERCA indicators in the region of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA).

17-March-2009

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Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

13-March-2009

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Alternative Ways of Providing Water: Emerging Options and Their Policy Implications

This report reviews the pros and cons of alternative sources of water (reused water and rainwater) and of decentralised systems to collect, produce and use them.

13-March-2009

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Determination and application of administrative fines for environmental offences

This document provides EECCA environmental authorities with guidance on how to determine and apply administrative fines for environmental offences.

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