The blue economy is a major driver of urban and regional development. In coastal cities, the blue economy provides jobs for millions of people, including in the nautical sector, bio-marine research or blue technologies.
Water is one of our most precious resources. How we manage it matters. Despite some progress, the role of women in water decision-making remains marginal. Making the water sector more gender-balanced, and involving more women in water decision-making could help make water management more effective, more equitable and more sustainable.
COVID-19 showed us how capable we are of shifting toward a circular economy.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Ministers, experts and other high-level speakers join us this week for OECD Water Days (22-26 March) where we will examine the implications for water security from a regional perspective, during sessions on water governance in Africa (24 March), Latin America and the Caribbean (25 March), and Asia-Pacific (26 March).