WIN News - April 2018
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WIN Photography Competition 2018: Winners Announced!

For this year's competition, photographers were invited to submit images that depict the relationship between water and money. We received many wonderful entries from all around the world, and we want to thank all those who took part! Congratulations to Antoine Delepiere, who's winning image (above) depicts the mismanagement of finances by private operators in the running and maintenance of water points in the Podor region of Senegal.
Check out the top 10 entries!
How to Promote Water Integrity

How to promote water integrity: Lessons learned from water integrity action under WIN’s strategy 2011 – 2016 captures experiences and challenges faced whilst working on water integrity. The report demonstrates that working to improve water integrity is not always a straightforward matter. Approaching the topic, targeting interventions, interpreting key principles, and prioritizing actions can be considerable challenges. The lessons outlined in this report highlight how WIN and its partners have faced these challenges, and how we are moving forward to effectively support improvements in water management and WASH services.
Download the Full Report here!

Enhancing and Maintaining Water Integrity: the Role Investors can Play

This blog by Waterpreneurs discusses how private finance could improve integrity in water services provision.

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The Intersection of Corruption and Climate Change in Water Scarcity Issues

This article explores why journalists need to report on this issue.

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An Interview with GWP-PNE Benin

André Zogo, Executive Secretary of GWP-PNE Benin, on water integrity programmes in Benin.

Read the full interview in English and French

Integrity in water governance: Key messages from WWF8 in Brasilia

How WIN put water integrity on the agenda at the World Water Forum.

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Updates from our network

First Water Integrity Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting in West Africa

Water sector stakeholders in West Africa are increasingly realizing the importance of water integrity for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG6 – clean water and sanitation – and SDG16 – peace, justice, and strong institutions. To facilitate dialogue and help build a CoP for these stakeholders in the region, a workshop was organized by WIN last month in Burkina Faso.

Read reflections here

Social Accountability Think Shop

What motivates individuals and communities to engage in accountability mechanisms related to water? What influences governments’ willingness to respond to citizen queries or complaints? How can social accountability mechanisms be sustained without external support?

These were some of the questions highlighted during 27 – 29 March, when WIN, WaterAid and Water Witness International co-organized a Think Shop in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, and brought together various stakeholders to share challenges and experiences whilst working on social accountability in the water sector.


Read the key take-home messages

Land and Water Grabbing Resource

WIN’s latest resource is an introduction to the topic Land and Water Grabbing: A discussion of integrity implications and related risks.

Find the resource here

RWSN Webinar on Social Accountability

On April 3, WIN participated in the RWSN webinars on Social Accountability in French and English.

Check out the recordings here

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Water Reforms Through OGP Action Plans
12 April 2018, 16:00 17:00 (CET)
This webinar, co-organized by WRI and OECD, contributes to the development of a Community of Practice (CoP) on Open Government and Water to support the implementation of current commitments and stimulate the formulation of new ones.

Register here

Adaptation Future Conference
18 21 June 2018, Capetown, South Africa
WIN and partners will present on the importance of water integrity and good water governance for climate change adaptation.

See the full programme here
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Photo credits
1. © Antoine Delepiere, WIN photo competition 2017; 2. © Md. Akhlas Uddin, WIN photo competition 2017; 3. © Pablo Alfredo de Luca, WIN photo competition 2009; 4. © PNE Benin & GWP – AO

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