Managing water for future cities


The OECD has embarked on a major project to provide governments with guidance on how to address the economic and governance challenges in water management in future cities. The project builds on recent OECD work on the economics and governance on water, in particular regarding managing water for green growth, financing, water governance, economic regulation, private sector participation in water services, adaptation to climate change, and water security. The project focuses on OECD cities. While cities attract a lot of attention globally, the emphasis has usually been on cities in developing countries and BRIICS. However, OECD cities face distinctive water management challenges that require specific attention and policy responses. Obviously, different cities will face different challenges. Some cities are expanding rapidly, while others are shrinking. Water demand is increasing in some cities, and decreasing in others. This state of flux in many cities provides a number of opportunities to rethink the way that water is addressed in city design and infrastructure development. The OECD project will help governments at national, regional and city level to make more informed policy choices on financing, governing and regulating urban water management to better achieve economic, social and environmental objectives. The project will also provide a multilateral forum in which OECD and partner economies share experience in addressing the challenging issues associated with urban water management.

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Last updated June 16, 2016
Created June 16, 2016
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topic Data management and Smart City services
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