Water Resources Allocation

Sharing Risks and Opportunities

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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be improved to adjust to changing conditions.

Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform. It provides practical policy guidance for water allocation in the form of a "health check", which can be used to assess the performance of current arrangements and manage the transition to improved regimes.



Questionnaire for the OECD project on water resources allocation

This questionnaire aims to gather an information base on allocation regimesTerms in bold and italics are defined in the appended glossary. in OECD and BRIICS countries, and in Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica, to inform the OECD project on water resources allocation. The information collected will be used to draw out general trends and lessons associated with the design and functioning of water allocation regimes. It will also be used to develop country profiles to summarise the key elements of allocation regimes in a given country.


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