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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- Why We Need to Act Now on Risks to Water, op-ed piece by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, on World Water day, 22 March 2014. Read the full op-ed published on the Huffington Post.
- Fighting the tide: preparing for the water-related impacts of climate change, this blog by Kathleen Dominique, OECD Environmental Economist, is part of the Wikiprogress series.
- Release of the publication "Water Governance in the Netherlands: Fit for the Future?"
- Water Integrity Workshop “Broaden the base, Increase the pace,” 20 March 2014, OECD conference centre.
- Video on climate change adaptation and resilience to flood risks: OECD Environmental Economist Kathleen Dominique discusses how governments should be preparing for climate change-related weather events.
- Recent OECD report finds that Paris needs to prepare now for risk of costly Seine flood.
- OECD's contribution to the Post-2015 Development Agenda for water. The outcomes from the consultation will feed into a broader discussion on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Video - OECD Secretary-General makes the case for action on wastewater management and water quality
OECD on climate change adaptation and resilience to flood risks
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