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?). Ministers from OECD’s 34 member countries welcomed, on 4 June 2015, the new OECD Principles on Water Governance, which set standards for more effective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies, and encouraged governments to put them into action.


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      Water governance

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    Water Security

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     Water and Climate Change

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 Water resources management

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      Water use in agriculture

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  Private sector participation
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