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The OECD Initiative on Water Governance is an international multi-stakeholder network of about 100 representatives of public, private and non-profit which meets twice a year in a Public Policy Forum to to share experiences on ongoing reforms, projects and best practices to support better governance in the water sector.
The governance of water is subject of a special working group (WG 3) co-hosted by INBO and UNESCO.
11th meeting - 12 - 13 november 2018, Zaragoza (Spain)
10th meeting - 20-21 november 2017, Vienna (Austria) - The Highlights
9th meeting - 3-4 july 2017, Paris (France) - The Highlights
8th meeting - 12-13 january 2017, Rabat (Morocco) - The Highlights
7th meeting - 23-24 June 2016, The Hague (Netherlands)
6th meeting - On 2 to 3 November 2015, Paris (France)
5th meeting - On 26 May 2015, Edinburgh (Scotland)
4th meeting - From 24 to 25 November 2014, Paris (France)
3rd Meeting - From 28 to 29 April 2014, Madrid (Spain)

What is your water governance story ?

This call seeks to support the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance through the identification of evolving practices at local, basin, national and international levels which can inspire governments and stakeholders move from vision to action.
The objective is to gather/compile evidence and concrete examples of how a given city, region, country, basin organisation or other stakeholder has addressed governance gaps in water-related policy design and implementation, whether they relate to success stories or, conversely, to failed attempts from which helpful lessons can be learned for the future.
Send back your filled in form to : by 15 May 2017

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  Water International - Volume 43, 2018

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Endorse the OECD Principles on Water Governance ! - ALL INFORMATION

Ministers back OECD Principles on Water Governance

4/06/2015 - Ministers from OECD's 34 member countries today welcomed the newOECD Principles on Water Governance, which set standards for more effective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies, and encouraged governments to put them into action.
The 12 Water Governance Principles provide a framework for governments to put in place better water policies and they will be used to develop a broader OECD perspective on water management over the coming years.
The Principles were developed using a multi-stakeholder approach and were endorsed by a large number of public, private and non-profit organisations at the 7th World Water Forum in April in Korea through the Daegu Declaration. Next steps will include identifying and scaling up best practices to support the implementation of the Principles.
For further information, please contact Aziza Akhmouch (+ 33 1 45 24 79 30), Head of the OECD Water Governance Programme.



Download the OECD Pinciples on Water Governance


Téléchargez la version française "Principes de l'OCDE sur la gouvernance de l'eau"

 Téléchargez la version espagnole "Principios de Gobernanza del Agua de la OCDE"

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