New IWRA-OECD Webinar on Water Governance Principles (15 Feb, 4PM) !

The IWRA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are glad to announce and invite all interested parties to its next joint webinar on “Water Governance Principles” to take place on February 15th, 2018, from 16:00 to 17:30 (CET).

Participation is free and open to all!  Audience questions are encouraged.

The OECD Water Governance Principles were designed to provide time and scale specific directions for governments to address present and future water concerns.  These allow governments and the broader range of stakeholders to draft and implement effective, efficient, and inclusive water policies.  This webinar will explore places and ways that these principles contribute to robust water governance.  The webinar topics include:

  • Addressing the policy-implementation gaps in water services: the key role of meso-institutions.
  • Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice.
  • OECD principles on water governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America.
  • The evolution of water governance in France from the 1960s: disputes as major drivers for radical changes within a consensual framework.


  • Aziza Akhmouch, Director of Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
  • Claude Menard, Professor Emeritus, Economics, Sorbonne Université de Paris
  • Susana Neto, Senior Researcher, University of Lisbon
  • Uta Wehn, Associate Professor, IHE – Delft
  • Pierre-Alain Roche, Advisory Council of the Ministry of Sustainable and Inclusive Development, France


  • Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

This 90-minute webinar is based on themes discussed in the special issue of our flagship publication, Water International and in our forthcoming policy brief.  These additional resources are designed to help academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals further explore these timely themes.