GWP-OECD High-Level Panel on the Economics of Water Security

Exceptional water challenges require an exceptional response. After centuries of taking water for granted, many countries are now aware that water stresses and increasing risks can jeopardize their economies and development gains. However, the economics of water security are complex, and serious effort is required to provide policy makers with the information and tools needed to identify and implement sound development paths toward water security and green growth.

Top economists and leaders of OECD, GWP, and the World Bank will discuss the process and consultations needed over the next two years to inform and influence countries and in particular Ministries of Finance and Development, and how to elevate the importance of water within the post-2015 Development Framework.

17:45    Opening Statement. Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, GWP Chair

17:55    Launch of OECD Publication. Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD

18:05    Statement by a Representative of President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Liberia, Goodwill Ambassador for Water and Sanitation (tbc).

18:15     Discussion Panel

           Moderator: Dr. Claudia Sadoff, WB

  • Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, GWP
  • Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD
  • Mr. Bai-Mass Taal, AMCOW
  • Dr. Ania Grobicki, GWP

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