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The Economic Value of Moving Toward a More Water Secure World

This policy brief explains why it is important to understand the economic value of water security compared to other priorities. It also illustrates how the value of water is determined and describes the different perspectives of States and households. Policy briefs provide policy makers with information on water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
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/ Policy briefs / Spanish

Río+20: La seguridad hídrica para el crecimiento y la sostenibilidad

This Policy Brief summarizes the key messages towards the Rio+20 Conference. These messages derive from GWP work and experiences and include: the crucial role of water as a key driver in the green economy, the need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, especially at transboundary level, the ongoing need for integrated approaches, ensuring water security for the economy, for society and for the environment, and the political leadership and vision essential for overcoming fragmentation. The Spanish version.
/ Policy briefs / French

Rio+20 : Sécurité en eau pour la croissance et le développement durable

This Policy Brief summarizes the key messages towards the Rio+20 Conference. These messages derive from GWP work and experiences and include: the crucial role of water as a key driver in the green economy, the need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, especially at transboundary level, the ongoing need for integrated approaches, ensuring water security for the economy, for society and for the environment, and the political leadership and vision essential for overcoming fragmentation. The French version.
/ Policy briefs / English

Social Equity: The Need for an Integrated Approach

Social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability constitute the three pillars of Integrated Water Resources Management. This policy brief provides an analytical framework that policy-makers can use to understand the relationship between water management and social equity – including causes, dynamics, consequences, and possible solutions. Policy briefs provide policy makers with information on water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Policy briefs / English

Rio+20: Water Security for Growth and Sustainability

This brief summarizes key messages for the Rio+20 Conference, which are derived from GWP work and experiences. They include: the crucial role of water as a driver for green economy, the need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, and the ongoing need for integrated approaches. Policy briefs provide policy makers with information on water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Policy briefs / Portuguese

Rio+20: Segurança hídrica para crescimento e sustentabilidade

This Policy Brief summarizes the key messages towards the Rio+20 Conference. These messages derive from GWP work and experiences and include: the crucial role of water as a key driver in the green economy, the need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, especially at transboundary level, the ongoing need for integrated approaches, ensuring water security for the economy, for society and for the environment, and the political leadership and vision essential for overcoming fragmentation. The Portuguese version.