Water Governance: OECD Initiative supported by UNESCO


On 27-28 March 2013, OECD Headquarters in Paris will host the official kick off of the OECD Initiative on Water Governance, which aims to advance the global water governance agenda and build upon water governance work began at the Sixth World Water Forum, which was held in Marseille, France, in March 2012, with the overall goal of maintaining continuous cooperation between World Water Fora (WWF).

This meeting is a contribution to the celebration of "International Year of Water Cooperation" and is supported by UNESCO.
The OECD Initiative on Water Governance is intended as a multi-stakeholder network and policy platform to advance on the global water governance agenda, and bridge the gap between two World Water Fora (by supporting users-oriented and needs-driven implementation of the 6th WWF solutions and commitments on water governance through the sharing of good practices and experiences across countries and institution). This Initiative will encompass the establishment of a Policy Forum with members meeting twice a year, the creation of an International Observatory on good water governance practices, and a Web Portal aimed at stimulating discussions across a wide range of public, private and not-for-profit actors at different levels, within and outside the water community.

Strategic orientations will be defined by the 6th WWF Good Governance Core Group, in which UNESCO-IHP is included; the activities will be sustained through thematic and regional working groups.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 27.03.2013 08:30 local time
End 28.03.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Aureli, Alice
Organizer OECD
Contact Aziza Akhmouch - aziza.akhmouch(at)oecd.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue OECD Headquarters
Street 2 rue André Pascal
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 OECD Water Governance Initiative
Link 2 Agenda
Link 3 Scoping Note
Link 4