Regional Development

11th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative


  12-13 November 2018 Zaragoza, Spain


On 12-13 November 2018, the OECD Water Governance Initiative held its 11th meeting at the Palacio de Congresos, Zaragoza, Spain. The meeting gathered 80+ practitioners, policymakers and representatives from major stakeholder groups. 


Meeting objectives

  • Update delegates on WGI contribution to Global Agendas
  • Discuss the 2019-2021 WGI Programme of Work and the objectives, content and outputs of the Working Groups
  • Share knowledge and experience on recent water governance reforms, research and events
  • Learn from Spain’s water governance
  • Discuss the role of water governance in circular economy



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. For more information, please contact


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List of participants


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