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Report of the 9th Meeting of OECD Water Governance Initiative7 July, 2017

Report of the 9th Meeting of OECD

Report of the 9th Meeting of OECDNARBO secretariats with colleagues of PJT1 and PJT2 joined the 9th OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) Water Governance Initiative meeting which was held in Paris on from 3 to 4 July, 2017. The 9th meeting aimed to discuss the Water Governance indicator which was developed along with the OECD Principles on Water Governance to be introduced at the 8th World Water Forum as for "OECD Water Governance at a glance" and its supported case studies. Approximately 100 delegates from member organizations joined the meeting. NARBO has been participating in the discussions and contributed to OECD WGI since 2013. This time, NARBO stressed the necessity of the diversity in water governance by introducing the formulation of water governance in Asia and announced the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit which willwould be held inupcoming December, 2017. NARBO's input was well received among the participants of the meeting, and some concrete discussions for the preparation of the summit and the 8th World Water Forum were made with NARBO and participant participaing organizations were made. Presentation materials are available at OECD's website.

Regarding OECD Water Governance Initiative, Selangore Water Management Authority, Malaysia is was selected as one of the pilot-testing organization of OECD's Water Governance Indicator and hold the stakeholder consultation workshop was held based on OECD's guidelines. Result of the consultation workshop contributed to the improvement of the accuracy of the indicator. The 2nd round of the consultation workshop will be held upcoming in September 2017. Furthermore, we'vehave collected the 6 case studies to support the indicator from NARBO member organizations, and they will be introduced at the OECD's publication to which will be launched at the 8th World Water Forum (8WWF).

Following the official meeting of OECD WGI, NARBO and secretariat of OECD WGI hold held the discussion aiming to direct input Asian Water Governance to OECD on in July, 2017. Mr. Didik Ardianto, PJT1 and Mr. Herry Rachmadyanto, PJT2 joined the discussion as NARBO team members and introduced Asian Water Governance by introducing the role of RBOs in Indonesia. Mr. Ardianto explained PJT1's achievements by , referring to OECD's Principles and Water Integrity. Mr. Rachmadyanto introduced PJT2's experience and shared lessons leant. Our inputs were well-received by OECD and contributed to the enhancementincrease of the understanding of and interests in to Asia. Especially, we stressed the importance of integrity and stakeholder the participation of stakeholders as major key messages from the practitioners. NARBO secretariat explained the background and the purpose of ´Voice of Asian Water Management Practitioners´ to OECD.
OECD well received highly evaluated NARBO's explanation and proposed the possibility of developing the country program and policy dialogue with OECD and peer-review on Water Governance as a next step.

OECD is a lead organization of to pursue the water Ggovernance as one of the cross-cutting themes of the thematic process on at the 8WWF. NARBO is the lead organization onto pursue the water governance with GWPO in Asia-Pacific region on during the regional process discussion on at the 8 WWF. Collaborative actions with NARBO and OECD are explored to make synergy and coherent discussions on water governance.

Report of the 9th Meeting of OECD