Including water rights; integrated watershed planning; water resource development and management; water access for community, cultural, and navigation purposes.
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The report from the OECD was created to support governments and stakeholders in addressing challenges and pressures from megatrends on water demand and supply through more effective governance and institutions. It features two tools to strengthen water policies: the OECD Water Governance Indicator Framework, which is a voluntary self-assessment tool, and 50+ practices that illustrate the OECD Principles on Water Governance. The self-assessment tool was created to support multi-stakeholder dialogue on the performance of water governance systems, and will be particularly beneficial to corporations. It takes a contextual, place-based approach that will help you to measure, assess, and take action on water-related goals.
The water planetary boundary within the Planetary Boundaries Framework attempts to provide a global limit to anthropogenic water cycle modifications, but it has been challenging to translate and apply it to the regional and local scales at which water problems and management typically occur. This report introduces a cross-scale approach that accounts for fair share and local safe operating space to guide sustainable water management within varying contexts.
This guide is based on the OECD report Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance, and was created to support the implementation of the Principles. The Framework is composed of 36 water governance indicators (input and process) and a checklist containing 100+questions on water governance. It also includes a self-assessment toolkit by principle that can help you to assess the state of play of water governance policy frameworks, institutions, and instruments, as well as their needed improvements over time.