02 Sep 2013
Water and Climate Change Adaptation
This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new "waterscape".
02 Sep 2013
Water Security for Better Lives
This publication examines the critical issues surrounding water security (water shortage, water excess, inadequate water quality, the resilience of freshwater systems), providing a rationale for a risk-based approach and the management of trade-offs...
08 Jan 2013
Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico
The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices.
21 Nov 2012
Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and identifies good practices for co-ordinating water across ministries, between levels of government, and across local and regional...
21 Aug 2012
A Framework for Financing Water Resources Management
This report provides a framework for policy discussions around financing water resources management that are taking place at local, basin, national, or transboundary levels.
12 Mar 2012
Water Quality and Agriculture
This book examines linking policies and farm management to improve water quality.
08 Mar 2012
Meeting the Water Reform Challenge
Building on the main water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements that are in place; and coherence between water policies and...
25 Oct 2011
Water Governance in OECD Countries
This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at subnational level.
14 Oct 2011
Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation
The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services are huge, yet most systems are underfunded. This book provides practical tools for investment and financial planning related to water.
16 Aug 2011
Ten Years of Water Sector Reform in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
This report evaluates how well EECCA countries have done in ensuring people’s access to adequate water supply and sanitation services since their Economic, Finance, and Environment Ministers adopted the Almaty Guiding Principles to support such...
17 Mar 2011
Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation
This report draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation.
15 Mar 2010
Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
This report calls on policy makers to recognise the issues at stake in water resource management in agriculture and gives them the tools to do so, offering a wealth of information on recent trends and the outlook for water resource use in agriculture.
15 Mar 2010
Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services
This report compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.
15 Mar 2010
Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector
This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services. In particular, it focuses on mobilising market-based repayable financing.
17 Mar 2009
Managing Water for All
Examines key issues related to water resources management including governance and inadequate investment and maintenance, the need for an integrated policy approach, and the need for a strong evidence base to support policy development.
16 Mar 2009
Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure
Provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation in water...