OECD Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen

Posted: 2011-10-10

The OECD conference takes place on 25-26 October 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris.

Well-managed water systems are a fundamental policy goal for all countries and can be an important driver for green growth. Yet significant gaps persist between aspirations to ensure access to sufficient and sustainable quantities of good quality water and the actual conditions on the ground. Identifying appropriate policies and approaches for integrative water policy is only a first step - implementation is essential.

GWP Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki will chair a session at the event which has the following objectives:

  • To identify  the challenges of designing and implementing water policy  reforms and  strategies to address them;
  • To gain a better understanding of how integrated water policy reforms can be implemented in specific contexts  incorporating well-recognised principles of environmental policy (e.g.  the polluter pays principle, removing environmentally harmful subsidies), a sound economic basis (e.g. sustainable cost recovery) and good governance; and
  • To provide an opportunity for developing and developed countries to share experiences about past and on-going water policy reforms and to identify key factors for improving the prospects for success.

Programme and more information.


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