OECD released a working paper on trends in water-related technological innovation


The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper that describes several trends that can inform a broader discussion on water security and the factors that can hinder or enhance its advancement.

The paper uses patent data to document trends in the invention of technologies to promote water security since 1990, focusing on the countries in which inventions are developed, where they might be commercialised, and in which subsectors they originate.

The water-related technologies identified in the paper can be clustered into three categories:

  1. water pollution abatement;
  2. demand-side;
  3. supply-side.

To download and read the full the working paper, visit the OECD iLibrary.


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