OECD | Financing water: Investing in sustainable growth


Water flows as a prerequisite through every one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those on food security, healthy lives, energy, sustainable cities, sustainable consumption and production, and marine and terrestrial ecosystems. SDG 6 specifically reflects the critical importance of water in its own right, ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. There is also growing recognition of the crucial contribution of water-related investments to climate resilience and to delivering on the Paris Agreement. Beyond environmental concerns, sustainable and collaborative management of shared water resources also strengthens international peace and security.

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