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This paper on water subsidies and their environmental implications is prepared in the context of current OECD work on the more general relationship between subsidies and the environment. One of the main aims of this latter work is to identify sub...
The earth's biological diversity, or "biodiversity" in its widest sense is synonymous with "life on earth." Its loss has become an international concern in recent years and has led to the rapid ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversi...
Recommends that Member countries review their existing institutional arrangements, comprising administrative, legal and economic systems, in the field of water resources with the view to improving the integrated management of their water resource policies.
Recommends that Member countries in their national and, where possible, their international water management policies take into account the water resources, both surface (lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal waters) and underground.
Recommends that Governments of Member countries take measures to reduce to the extent required the pollution of surface waters resulting in eutrophication, with particular reference to the problem arising from the transfer of nutrient loaded waters across frontiers.
Recommends that the Governments of the Member countries intensify their efforts to identify pollutants of particular significance in the water environment, their origin and pathway through the water bodies.