16th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative




20 January 2022 ¦  Virtual Meeting

The OECD Water Governance Initiative will hold its 16th meeting on 20 January. Due to the current COVID-19-related situation the meeting will take place virtually. 


Meeting objectives

  • Finalise the preparation of thematic sessions on governance to be held at the 9th World Water Forum (21-26 March 2022 - Dakar, Senegal);
  • Peer-review the final draft Toolkit for the OECD Principles on Water Governance, including a 3-min video;
  • Peer review the draft articles on water governance impacts, to be included in the special issue of the journal “Water International”;
  • Follow-up on the online kick-off meeting of the OECD/UCLG-Africa Roundtable of African Mayors for Water Security (19 January 2022) and provide guidance on the ways forward.  



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

Countdown to the 9th World Water Forum

Peer-review of the draft Capacity Development Toolkit for the OECD Principles on Water Governance

Peer-review of the draft Special Issue of the journal “Water International” on Measuring water governance impacts