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Water integrity for uncertain times

We see the news everyday. When there's too much water, too little water, or too dirty water, there is catastrophe, but usually also insufficient planning or capacity, inadequate infrastructure, fraud, and bypassed regulation.
Integrity is an urgently needed response to target the right problems and build resilience.
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Ongoing discussions

Best practices for water operators

How can water service providers improve on integrity and assess progress?

→ Share and take the new Integrity Maturity Self-scan for service providers (15-min survey)

→ Go deeper with the Aquarating integrity focal analysis

Gender, social inclusion, and water integrity

Understanding hidden forms of gendered corruption and ensuring participation.

→ New research on sextortion in Bangladesh shows need to address issue specifically and highlights 3 major risk factors: water insecurity, poverty, and illiteracy.

Small water supply systems

Dealing with remoteness, regularisation, service standards, and the human rights to water and sanitation in rural or under-served areas.

→ Read summary of Integrity Talk 4 with partners WASREB Kenya, Controla Tu Gobierno, and Caritas.

Water and sanitation sector finance

Integrity has a key role in increasing and improving sector financing, by limiting corruption losses and building an enabling environment for investment.

→ Help shape the next Water Integrity Global Outlook 2024 on financing
Our next Integrity Talk will be on integrity and anti-corruption work using emerging technologies and take place in November. Access all past summaries and sign up for invitations to future Integrity Talks here.


New Water Integrity Network strategy 2023- 2033
Thank you to all partners and supporters who responded to interviews and surveys and contributed to shaping our strategy for next year and beyond. We look forward to putting this into action with you all.

Forum for community water committees
in Mexico
WIN partner Controla Tu Gobierno coorganised the Encuentro Regional de Comités Autónomos de Agua (ERCAA) with committees from five different states in central Mexico. The committees agreed on strategic actions to get recognition of community water management, and to ensure water sustainability and integrity, as outlined in the ERCAA open letter (in Spanish).

Learning exchanges between youth groups
Youth groups from Bangladesh and Kenya shared experiences on youth parliaments and advocacy for water integrity in an online workshop coorganised by KEWASNET and BAWIN. They discussed the value and need for coalition building, dialogue processes, and policy analysis.

Water organisations using integrity management tools in Latin America
Water service providers and regulators from Paraguay, Mexico, Ecuador, and Honduras developed integrity action plans using Integrity Management tools. They also shared experiences at a regional event in Bolivia with WIN partners IADB and AECID, to introduce integrity management to new service providers.

Asia and the Pacific Water Resilience Hub
WIN is a new partner of the Asia and the Pacific Water Resilience Hub, an open platform dedicated to strengthening water security in the region by establishing partnerships, providing training opportunities, and developing and sharing knowledge and tools.

Water Integrity Risk Index for Peruvian cities
WIN and new partners in Peru (Lima como Vamos) are launching stakeholder surveys for input to a Water Integrity Risk Index measurement for two cities in Peru.

Strengthening ties with the Open Gov community
WIN's Executive Director, Barbara Schreiner will join the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee as civil society representative starting October 1. We are very proud and eager to share water sector expertise while continuing to push for water and sanitation sector commitments.

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“We...Recognise that the water footprints of consumer society, economic activity, and global trade bind us together through a shared obligation and opportunity to ensure sustainable and equitable water use for the benefit of current and future generations.
- Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints

1. Are you a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints? Here's where to go to get involved:

2. Utilities (including for water) and construction are among the industries with highest median losses from occupational fraud. And, risks are especially high in operations and accounting, states latest Report to the Nations of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

3. Must-have reference on the regulatory landscape for water supply and sanitation across Africa by ESAWAS, with insight on regulatory gaps and levers of performance

4. New sectoral guide for water security by the Green Climate Fund: a how to guide for writing proposals to GCF, which specifically asks the question: has integrity due diligence been carried out for the project?

5. A nice case study from Argentina by Open Contracting Partnership on open procurement for water service provision in informal settlements of Buenos Aires

6. Reinforcing the message that corruption and poor integrity are leaving us unprepared against mounting climate threats and hurting the most vulnerable the most - a note from Pakistan

7. Water justice, climate justice and gender justice and how they are intrinsically linked to each other - a podcast, featuring WIN's Gender and Social Inclusion Focal Point, Rebecca Sands.



Integrity basics course
Self-paced, free, online, introductory training on water integrity for water and sanitation sector professionals.
Recommended last date to apply is October 18 for the ongoing sessions.

Also available for the Latin American context, in Spanish.

Coming soon: a new online self-paced course for water and sanitation professionals, urban planners, and CSOs on water integrity for service provision in informal settlements.
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October 6, 2022, 11 AM CEST
Workshop with Sanitation and Water for All: How can CSOs strengthen accountability and integrity in climate adaptation finance? (English and French)

October 6, 2022, 4 PM CEST
Taller con Sanitation and Water for All: ¿Cómo pueden las OSC reforzar la rendición de cuentas y la integridad en la financiación de la adaptación al clima?

October 19-21, Accra, Ghana
All Systems Go Africa

October 28, Time TBC
Webinar with Green Climate Fund Independent Integrity Unit
The significance of integrity and good governance in water sector climate adaptation.
Email us for an invitation

November 4, 2022, Time TBC
Bonn Water Lectures
Governance and Integrity within the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus
Email us for an invitation

November 23, 2022, 9:30 AM CET
Integrity Talk 5: Addressing Integrity and Anti-Corruption through Emerging Technologies
Sign up for Integrity Talk invitations here


Other Opportunities:

We're looking for consultants to support research on integrity risks and tools for City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation.
Cover image by: Antoine Delepiere, winner of WIN photo competition 2018

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