Regional Development

13th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative


9-10 January 2020 ¦ Paris, France

On 9-10 January 2020, the OECD Water Governance Initiative held its 13th meeting at the OECD Headquarters (Paris, France). The meeting gathered 80+ practitioners, policymakers and representatives from major stakeholder groups. 


Meeting objectives

  • Launch the OECD Report “Water Governance in Argentina”.
  • Discuss WGI contribution to Global Agendas (World Water Forum, SDGs and COP 25 amongst others)
  • Discuss progress in SDG 6 monitoring and learn from broader OECD work on the SDGs
  • Discuss interim findings on “Water governance in African cities” and “Water Governance in Asia”
  • Peer-review the policy dialogue on “Water Governance in Peru” and preliminary findings on governing water infrastructure in Brazil
  • Share knowledge and experience on recent water governance reforms and research
  • Advance WGI working groups on Capacity Development and Indicators



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. 

Meeting documents


List of Participants

Summary and Key Outcomes




[email protected]

PowerPoint presentations

Day 1

OECD Council Recommendation on Water & OECD Contribution to the G20

On the road to the 9th World Water Forum, 2021, Dakar, Senegal

WGI contributions to Global Agendas: Key outcomes and developments

Localising and Measuring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Water Governance in African Cities

Water Governance in Asia

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

Upgrading, Governing and Financing Water Infrastructure in Brazil

Water Governance for Indigenous Peoples


Day 2

Key Research and Analysis on Water Governance

Updates from the OECD Horizontal Water Programme

Advancing WGI Working Group on Indicators

Advancing WGI Working Group on Capacity Development