"New Perspectives on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)"
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OECD Lunch Discussion // New Perspectives on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)

The lunch discussion during the OECD Global Forum on Environment explores the possibility for a reinforced nexus oriented approach to water management in the EECCA region.

Finding better ways to address the trade-offs between competing uses of water while taking account of environmental and social considerations can bring economic benefits through more efficient utilisation of resources, productivity gains and reduced waste. Equally, the consequences of inaction would become increasingly severe on people's welfare and wellbeing, economic growth, jobs, and the environment.

Specific objectives of the discussion are:

  • Take stock of ongoing work on the water, energy, and food nexus in EECCA countries, including existing approaches, lessons learnt, and remaining challenges.
  • Identify possible short- and medium-term priority issues that could be the subject of country policy dialogue.
  • Assess the needs and opportunities for cooperation at national and regional level.


The discussion will be opened by ministers from the Ministries of the Environment, Agriculture and Energy from the EECCA countries, and invited experts from OECD countries and the European Commission. The introductory statements will be followed by an open discussion. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian will be provided.


The event is organised by the OECD and the UNECE as strategic partners of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) in the EECCA region. The Initiative helps EECCA countries to improve their water policies through National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) which are platforms where key stakeholders meet to discuss and advance policy reform. The NPDs are supported by robust analytical work and international good practice. The NPDs also aim to improve coordination among the EECCA and donor countries to support the delivery of improved water management.

Where and When

13:00 - 14:30 hrs

OECD Headquarters
Room D


Participation is free of charge, but by invitation and advance registration only. If you are a member of an OECD Delegation, a national or international expert, or a participant who received an invitation letter, please confirm your attendance no later than Monday, 10 November 2014 by e-mail: {Shukhrat.Ziyaviddinov@oecd.org} or phone: +33 1 45 24 93 03.

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