March 8, 2012

The Challenge Of Global Water Demand

Water management needs urgent reform if the world is to head off serious deterioration in the quality and quantity of water available. This was stated by the OECD, at the publication of the Meeting the Water Reform Challenge report.

OECD Secretary-General, Angel GurrĂ­a warned that ,“Without major policy changes, we risk high costs to economic growth, human health, and the environment. But with sustainable financing, effective governance and coherent policies,governments can harness water’s potential. Economic instruments like tariffs, taxes and transfers – the 3Ts – are powerful tools to ensure an efficient use of water."

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