This publication examines the critical issues surrounding water security (water shortage, water excess, inadequate water quality, the resilience of freshwater systems), providing a rationale for a risk-based approach and the management of trade-offs between water and other (sectoral and environmental) policies.
The report sets out a three-step process to "know", "target" and "manage" water risks:
The publication provides policy analysis and guidance on the use of market-based instruments and the complex links between water security and other policy objectives, such as food security, energy security, climate mitigation and biodiversity protection
OECD. 2013. Water Security for Better Lives, OECD Studies on Water, Paris: OECD Publishing. Contributor to chapters 3 and 5. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264202405