WIN News - September 2017
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What is water integrity
and what can we do to promote it?

Too many people are suffering from the consequences of poor governance and corruption in the water sector. It's time to take action and promote transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption measures. Our latest video explains it all...

Swiss Water Integrity Award

The Swiss Water Partnership is rewarding organizations or projects worldwide that can show results in achieving water integrity.


Wastewater reuse for agriculture

Taking into account integrity risks to strengthen policy and regulatory frameworks worldwide.


When corruption is part of the system, what do we do?

An interview with Prof. Mollinga about his research on the Indonesian irrigation sector.


The importance of integrity in rural water supply

An interview with Sean Furey of RWSN on the network's role in promoting TAPA.


New West Africa case studies

Adapting integrity tools to strengthen local WASH programmes in Benin, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.


Network Updates

WIN partner meeting at Stockholm World Water Week
WIN convened its annual partners meeting on August 26 ahead of Stockholm WWWeek17. Partners, including SIWI, GIZ, cewas, UNICEF, Aquafed, capnet, GWP, and IMWI, caught up on WIN activities and participated in a brainstorming exercise to explore joint action opportunities in relation to monitoring integrity, setting up a water integrity knowledge and capacity hub, as well as incorporating integrity in equitable water allocation, and communities of practice. 

Water Sector Trust Fund and WIN deepen partnership
WIN has been collaborating with the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) in Kenya since early 2017 to support the review of the Fund’s integrity and risk management framework. In view of the intensified partnership, WSTF CEO Ismail Shaiye and WIN executive director Frank van der Valk signed a Memorandum of Understanding and planned future collaboration to scale up the Integrity Management Toolbox for Small Water Supply Systems in Kenya.

AWIS workshops in Benin reveal weaknesses in terms of accountability and participation  in the water sector, especially in the irrigation sub-sector
AWIS workshops in Parakou and Cotonou show that water sector stakeholders rate transparency levels in rural and urban water supply relatively well, but see weaknesses in terms of accountability and participation. In the irrigation sector however, the entire integrity system requires urgent developments. See more about preliminary workshop results (in French).
Khulna Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) presents its work with the Integrity Management Toolbox to Chittagong WASA representatives during exposure visit

WIN partner in Bangladesh NGO Forum organized an official visit for senior management of Chittagong WASA to discuss the concept of integrity management and learn from Khulna WASA's experience using the Integrity Management Toolbox. Chittagong is in the process of launching a similar integrity management programme with WIN, cewas and NGO Forum as partners.

Water integrity photo exhibition at GIZ offices
A series of photos from this year's WIN water integrity photo competition were exhibited at GIZ offices in Bonn to highlight integrity concerns related to wastewater management and pollution control. See the photos again here

Upcoming Events

Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS): Annual General Conference on Water Integrity and SDG6: Designing Appropriate Regulation
1-3 November, Livingstone, Zambia

IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017
13-16 November, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Panel discussion with IADB on integrity management for sustainable water services.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

How to use the AWIS tool for participatory water integrity assessments
6-7 December, Berlin (Germany)
An introduction to the Annotated Water Integrity Scan methodology. To find out more or participate, contact us at
Photo credits
1. © Cecilia Saldias ; 2. © Peter Mollinga
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