Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

Fostering Nanotechnology to Address Global Challenges: Water

This document reports on the key issues of water access; some important technologies for water purification and resource management; nanotechnology, water and industry; and key challenges and findings from discussions with stakeholders. It is intended to address policy issues faced by both developed and developing countries. The document also identifies policy recommendations for consideration and adoption


The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. The OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology. was established in March 2007 to advise upon emerging policy issues of science, technology and innovation related to the responsible development of nanotechnology. It is a subsidiary group of, and receives its mandate from, the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). in undertaking its work, the work of the WPN complements the activities of other OECD committees and other organisations. The OECD Chemicals Committee Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (established in 2006) is working on international co-operation in health-related and environmental safety-related aspects of manufactured nanomaterials.


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About nanopinion

  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
  • Dialogue is facilitated online and in outreach events in 30 countries presenting different participatory formats.
  • To promote an informed debate, we also run a strong press & social media campaign and offer a repository with more than 150 resources.
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