Water and Climate Change


Water and Climate Change Adaptation
Policies to Navigate Uncharted Water


Water and Climate Change Adaptation


This publication provides guidance to policy makers to prioritise action and to improve the efficiency, timeliness and equity of adaptation decisions. It sets out a risk-based approach to achieve resilient water security in a changing climate. It also documents key trends and highlights best practice from the OECD Survey of Policies on Water and Climate Change Adaptation, which covers all 34 OECD countries and the European Commission. Finally the report examines options to improve the flexibility of water governance, policy and financing approaches. 

Country Profiles

The results of the OECD Survey of Policies on Water and Climate Change are captured in the country profiles below. Each profile provides a snapshot of the challenge climate change poses for freshwater and the emerging policy responses.
These profiles will be regularly updated and it is planned to expand coverage over time to include key partner countries.

Australia Denmark Hungary Korea Poland Switzerland_small Switzerland
Austria Estonia Iceland Luxembourg Portugal Turkey
Belgium Finland Ireland_small Ireland Mexico Slovak Republic United Kingdom_small United Kingdom
Canada France_small France Israel Netherlands_small The Netherlands Slovenia United States_small United States
Chile_small Chile Germany Italy New Zealand Spain_small Spain European Commission
Czech Republic_small Czech Republic Greece_small Greece Japan_small Japan Norway Sweden  Colombia

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