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  • The Geography of Future Water Challenges

    The combination of a growing global population, increasing wealth-driven demand, the related increase in pressure  on the ecological environment that is also exacerbated by climate change, is rapidly changing the world of water. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency provides a global overview of development scenarios and pathways forward, within the context of the water-related...

  • Sustainable and equitable water allocation

    As populations grow, and economies develop, more and more users ask for more and more water. This leads to higher demands. It is needed to enable utilities to flexibly cope with the challenges of population growth and rising demand. An important aspect is to decrease the large differences in development between rich and poor areas, by developing smart ways to connect slums to infrastructure,...

  • OECD Principles on Water Governance

    We will need to produce more, with less water. To ensure water is managed well in an increasing complex environment, common rules, practices, and processes need to be in place and strengthened. The OECD has compiled 12 principles for water governance: 4 linked Effectiveness , 4 to Efficiency, and 4 to Trust and Engagement. In this short and clear report, the reasoning behind the principles is...