25/07/17 Filed in: Publications | Policy
A new article entitled Improving governance in transboundary cooperation in water and climate change adaptation
has come out in the journal "Water Policy." The authors examine the complexities of transboundary water governance in the face of climate change while simultaneously providing examples of lessons learned from almost a decade of cooperation on transboundary climate adaptation in water management under the UNECE Water Convention. The 63 lessons learned are also put into the context of the OECD principles on water governance. The paper concludes that developing climate change adaptation measures needs to improve in parallel the water governance system at transboundary scale.
You can find the publication online here
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10/04/17 Filed in: Call for Engagement
To support the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance
adopted in June 2015, the OECD Water Governance Initiative
is currently working toward an online database of water governance “stories”
that can inspire governments and stakeholders move from vision to action. The database, to be launched at the 8th World Water Forum (Brasilia, March 2018), will gather concrete examples that illustrate the OECD Principles in local, regional, basin, national or international contexts. Such practices can share success stories but also lessons learned from failed attempts, in any OECD member or non-member country. Read More...
28/10/16 Filed in: Survey
What do you look for when searching for best practices and case studies on water governance?
The OECD Water Governance Initiative is developing a database with local, basin, national and international practices to reach the standards behind the OECD Principles on Water Governance
. In doing so, it strives i) not to duplicate what already exists; ii) to be relevant to end users from a policy, decision-making and practitioner perspective; and iii) to be sufficiently pragmatic and accessible to serve the purpose at the least cost. For these reasons, they want to hear from you!
OECD invites you to fill in a short online survey of 10 questions
that should take no more than 10 minutes of your time by 9 November 2016
The survey seeks to scope the expectations and needs of our partner institutions, networks and stakeholders when searching for water governance practices. The results will shape the process
(of collecting practices), the content
(of practices) and the final output
(possible online format). Read More...
26/07/16 Filed in: Announcement
The following is a guest blog written by Aziza Akhmouch (OECD):
Achieving climate change and sustainable development goals is a shared responsibility across local, regional and national governments but also public, private and non-profit stakeholders. With economic, demographic and urbanisation trends, climate change places additional pressure on water resources and forces governments to do better with less when designing and implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies. This requires robust public policies, targeting measurable objectives in pre-determined time-schedules at the appropriate scale, relying on a clear assignment of duties across responsible authorities and subject to regular monitoring and evaluation. Since their adoption in June 2015, the OECD Principles on Water Governance
have been endorsed by 140+ signatories, including several non-OECD countries and above 100 stakeholder groups
involved in the OECD Water Governance Initiative. The OECD is currently expanding the base of signatories with a view to create a Global Coalition for Good Water Governance. Whether you represent an international, national, basin or local stakeholder, you are invited to endorse
the OECD Principles by 24 August 2016 to join such a Coalition. This will give you opportunities to showcase your success stories, learn from international experience, access the best practice database and voice your views on water governance indicators under development. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Read More...