Regional development

12th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative


  20-21 June 2019 Berlin, Germany


On 20-21 June 2019, the OECD Water Governance Initiative will hold its 12th meeting at the Historic Pool Hall in the GLS Campus (Berlin, Germany). The meeting will gather 80+ practitioners, policymakers and representatives from major stakeholder groups. 


Meeting objectives

  • Launch the report “Applying the OECD Principles on Water Governance to Floods : A Checklist for Action”
  • Update delegates on WGI latest contribution to Global Agendas (SDGs, COP, Habitat III)
  • Peer-review the National Water Policy Dialogue (NWPD) with Argentina, introduce preliminary insights from the NWPD with Peru, and kick-off the 3rd NWPD with Brazil
  • Discuss progress from WGI working groups on Capacity Development and Indicators
  • Share knowledge and experience on recent water governance reforms, research and events.
  • Learn from Germany’s water governance
  • Discuss the role of women in water governance



The OECD Water Governance Initiative is a multi-stakeholder network of 100+ delegates from public, private and non-profit sectors gathering twice a year in a Policy Forum to share on-going reforms, projects, lessons and good practices in support of better governance in the water sector. It was launched on 27-28 March 2013 and is chaired by Peter Glas, Delta Commissioner of the Netherlands. The WGI is hosted by the OECD, and coordinated by a multi-stakeholder steering committee.

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List of participants

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