The Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance that the global community places on water and there is increasing demand for innovative and effective approaches to water management. With widespread competing demands on water, maintaining environmental sustainability and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of society must both be addressed. The OECD provides policy guidance on water to OECD members and non-OECD countries, covering a wide range of issues.

The established Roundtable on Financing Water aims to accelerate action to scale-up financing for water investment which contributes to sustainable growth.

What's new

Report: Reform of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment in Lithuania  | 22 September

Report: Towards Sustainable Water Services in Estonia  | 22 September

Blog: Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water | 2 September

Event: OECD at Stockholm World Water Week 2022 | 23 August - 1 September

Report: Managing and Financing Water for Growth in Thailand | 4 July

Workshop series: OECD – EC DG Environment, The Economic Aspects of Implementing the EU Water Framework and Floods Directives | February - June

New initiative: Launch of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water | 25 May

Event: OECD Water Days 2022 at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar l 21-26 March

Brochure: OECD work on water l 18 March 

Report: Financing a Water Secure Future l 4 March 


Explore the policy areas below to access the latest OECD work in each area:

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