15th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative





27- 28 September 2021 ¦  Virtual Meeting

The OECD Water Governance Initiative will hold its 15th meeting on September 27 - 28. Due to the current COVID-19-related situation the meeting will take place virtually. 


Meeting objectives

  • To share knowledge and learn from WGI members on the latest projects, publications and events on water governance 
  • To advance towards the 9th World Water Forum agenda and COP 26
  • To dive into water resilience at city-basin level, exploring opportunities linked to the blue and circular economy and nature-based solutions;
  • To  build the next generation agenda on "water for sustainability", based on contributions from the youth community
  • To advance with the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Govenance, through impact indicators and the capacity development toolkit



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. 


PowerPoint presentations

Day 1

WGI contribution to global agendas and COP26

Building a sustainable blue economy in cities

Day 2 

WGI Contribution to the 9th World Water Forum (Dakar, March 2022) 

Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance: update 


Meeting Documents: 



Tools, publications and events from the 14th to the 15th OECD WGI MeetingĀ 

List of Participants





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