Environment

Water and Cities

Ensuring Sustainable Futures

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Published on April 13, 2015

Also available in: German

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This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – finance, innovation, urban-rural co-operation and governance – and proposes a solutions-oriented typology based on urban characteristics. The report underlines that sustainable urban water management will depend on collaboration across different tiers of government working together with local initiatives and stakeholders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Executive summary
A framework for city-level water management
Financing urban water management
Supporting the diffusion of innovative pathways for urban water management
Urban-rural co-operation for water management
Governance for urban water management
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"OECD Cities are entering a new era in terms of water services and security. We need new ways of financing and managing urban waters. Planning ahead will mean a much lower bill than if we carry on as we are today." Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

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