Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

OECD events on water


The OECD maintains an active programme of water-related events:

  • International conferences dedicated to water issues (part of the OECD Global Forum series) – where recent OECD work is shared and further discussed with government officials and water experts from all over the world.
  • Sessions in key events in the international water agenda, such as the World Water Forum (held every three years) or the annual World Water Week – where policy messages from recent and on-going work are showcased.
  • Workshops and expert meetings that help implement the OECD programme on water by providing an opportunity to receive and discuss expert input into OECD projects.
  • Water sessions in OECD meetings focused on other themes – such as governance and agricultural meetings.

A list of upcoming and past events can be found below. More information about participation possibilities and outcomes can be obtained through the links provided. OECD experts are often called to make water-related presentations in international events and to provide expert input to global or regional processes.


30-31 May

Eleventh meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, co-convened with the European Commission | Hybrid meeting

20-24 May 

OECD at the 10th World Water Forum, Bali


22-23 November

Tenth meeting of the OECD Roundtable on Financing Water, co-convened by the OECD and AfDB | Hybrid meeting

22-24 March

OECD at the UN 2023 Water Conference

7-9 February

Ninth meeting of the OECD Roundtable on Financing Water, co-convened by the OECD and UN Water | Hybrid meeting

31 January

OECD workshop on the performance of utilities for wastewater

17-19 January

OECD at the IWRA online conference on Emerging Pollutants: Protecting Water Quality for the Health of People and the Environment


18-19 October

Science-policy workshop on Developing science-informed policy responses to curb endocrine disruption in freshwater

23 August - 1 September

OECD at Stockholm World Water Week 2022

21-26 March

OECD Water Days 2022 at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar


Workshops series on the economic aspects of implementing the EU Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive in EU Member States, co-convened by the OECD and the European Commission - DG Environment, Virtual meetings 


23-24 September Eighth meeting of the OECD Roundtable on Financing Water: Thematic meeting on Climate Action, co-convened with the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Virtual meeting
23-27 August OECD at Stockholm Water Week 2021, Virtual event
15-16 June  International workshop on Enhancing efficiency and sustainability of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS), Virtual meeting
22-26 March OECD Water Days 2021: Virtual events on the occasion of World Water Day
27-28 January          Seventh meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Agricultural Water, Virtual meeting                                                             


7-8 December           Sixth meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, Virtual meeting
20 August  Speech by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría: “Water, DRR and Economics under COVID-19”, OECD Paris
18-20 May Event: OECD Workshop on Microplastics from Tyre Wear: Knowledge, Mitigation Measures, and Policy Options, Virtual meeting
11 February  OECD Workshop on Microplastics from Synthetic Textiles in the Environment: Knowledge, Mitigation and Policy, OECD Paris


26-27 November Fifth meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, Manila
25-30 August  OECD participation at the Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm 
26-27 June  Fourth meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, Washington D.C.
22 March  OECD and WWC announce partnership to advance water security in Africa
24 January What will a changing ocean mean to us, our jobs and markets?”, Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, World Economic Forum, Davos

2018 EVENTS 

12 November Third meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, OECD Paris
17 October  OECD participation in the Financial Times Water Summit "Opening the Floodgates: Unleashing Returns from Water Investments", OECD speaker: Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
4-5 October Conference on Closing the Financing Gap for Water in Line with SDG Ambitions: the Role of Blended Finance
26-31 August World Water Week "Water, ecosystems and human development", Stockholm
26 August Seminar - Pharmaceuticals: Scientific Developments and Cost Effective Policy Responses
27 August Session - Blended finance: From principles to practice
29 August Session - Follow-up on the High-Level Panel Water: Financing & Valuing
30 May  OECD Forum session on Safeguarding our Oceans
9 April  Green Talks LIVE on Financing water: Investing in Sustainable Growth
18-23 March  OECD at the World Water Forum, Brasilia

Roundtable on Financing Water High-Level Session at the 8th World Water Forum, Brasilia

5 February  OECD Workshop on Managing Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Surface Waters, OECD Paris



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