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 held its 12th meeting at the Historic Pool Hall in the GLS Campus (Berlin, Germany). The meeting gathered 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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Meeting documents


List of participants

Summary and Key Outcomes







PowerPoint presentations

Day 1

Tour de Table on latest water governance research and events

Women and Water decision-making: Challenges and Opportunities 

Water security for sustainable development in Africa

An Overview of Key Governance Challenges in Africa: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

Peer-review of the National Water Governance Policy Dialogue with Argentina

Update on the National Water Governance Policy Dialogue with Peru


Day 2

Water Governance in Germany


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