This report demonstrates the benefits of a green growth perspective for water resources management (WRM). It pays particular attention to transition: how to inject green growth elements in WRM policies, or in national water strategies, and how to make reform happen.
The report builds on OECD analyses and a wealth of case studies collected by several institutions. It covers four main issues: • Allocation (where water is most needed) • Investment in ecologically sensitive water storage and distribution systems (how to guarantee access to the resource) • Water-related innovation (such as smart water systems, which can save water, energy, and investment costs) and the policies that can stimulate it • Water supply and sanitation (as improved access yields significant benefits to health, the environment, and the economy)
The report also considers a series of cross-cutting issues including linkages with biodiversity, pricing, equity, governance, and strategic planning.