Biodiversity, water and natural resource management
OECD at 8th World Water Forum
18-23 March 2018 Brasilia, Brazil
The OECD actively participated in the 8th World Water Forum on the theme “Sharing Water” through a series of events, the launch of a new report and by taking part in a number of workshops and seminars throughout the forum.
The schedule below includes:
Main OECD events
OECD-led events on governance
Other OECD speaking events
Main OECD events
Tuesday 20 March - Roundtable on Financing Water High-Level Session (9:00-10h30, Room 34)
The Roundtable convened a high-level session to engage with governments, development finance institutions, private financers and NGOs. The session aimed to disseminate key messages emerging from the High-Level Panel on Water, with a focus on valuing and financing water and to chart the way forward - read the Programme.
This session took stock of achievements and discussed the transformational vision of the SDGs, for which IWRM must rapidly become capable of delivering impacts that are counted in the billions of lives transformed.
Wednesday 21 March - OECD Secretary-General's Hassan II Great World Water Prize Ceremony and launch of OECD Report Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance (12:30-14h00, Moroccan Pavillion)
Session 9.a.3: The New Policy Agenda for IWRM (11:00-12:30, Room 28) This session built on conclusions about revitalisation of IWRM practice, to raise questions of how policy and investment frameworks for IWRM need to change to increase the scale and speed of results from IWRM.
Wednesday 21 March
Session 9.c.1: How to Enhance Multi-Level Water Governance? (14:30-16:00, Room 28) This Session explored examples and experiences at different scales in different contexts on how to build better multilevel governance for improved water management.
Side Event Water and Jobs, Water Youth Network (09:00 - 11:00, Room 42)
WGG-Water Security Special Session: Green Transition for Enhancing Water Security for All (14:00-15:30, Korean Pavilion)
Conference on Public Private Partnership in the water sector (15:30-17:00, Morocco Pavilion)
Closing Session on governance (16:30-18:00, Room 29) This session took stock of the key outcomes from the nine sessions related to water governance at the Forum. It was forward looking and identified actions required in the short to long-term and who can do what on the road to the 9th World Water Forum.