Water Integrity News - August 2020
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Water integrity events and udpates

#WWWeek and a new online water integrity training course

We'll be online for this year's 'World Water Week at home' dedicated to the theme of water and climate change. Both the impacts of climate change and those of corruption in the water sector are disproportionately borne by vulnerable communities. This can no longer go on. We're facing a moment of reckoning for the sector as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the recognition of water and sanitation as human rights.

At WIN, we  work to improve integrity in the water sector to build resilience and get on track to reach the SDGs. A new online, self-paced training course has just opened to get back to basics and explore what that means. Throughout #wwweek, we'll focus in particular on how water service providers can cope and improve governance structures to be more resilient to climate change and other crises. We'll also look at opportunities for water integrity in relation to climate finance.

Our motto for the week is:
0% corruption. 100% climate action. To leave no one behind.
Join us!

Governments, Pay Your Water Bills!
Tuesday, August 25, at 3 PM ECT

Unpaid bills by public institutions have a major impact on utility finances and undermine service delivery to people. At this session, we'll take a closer look at new research on the subject and best practices to address this known but hushed up issue.

A #WW4D event online session organised with GIZ - Water Policy, End Water Poverty, Eastern and Southern Africa Water Regulators Association (ESAWAS), Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), and NGO WASH Forum.

Integrity Readiness of the Water Sector for Climate Change Finance
Friday, August 28, at 2:30 PM ECT
In response to climate change, global climate finance flows towards the water sector are increasing, but remain susceptible to corruption. If preventive measures and readiness support are thoroughly integrated, climate finance can provide a window of opportunity to safeguard funds.

A #WW4D event online session organised with GIZ - Water Policy, GIZ - Anti-Corruption and Integrity, Green Climate Fund - Independent Integrity Unit (GCF), Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)

To participate in these sessions, please register for the #WW4D event, at: or on the GIZ event app:

New online course
Water Integrity: Principles and Concepts
Our self-paced online course aims to create awareness and strengthen water governance through increased knowledge on how to improve transparency, accountability, and participation.
The course is open to all and recommended for water practitioners and public officials keen to increase efficiency and integrity of water management.
To sign up, learn and share, please visit:

This course in English, has been developed by WIN, Cap-Net, cewas, the Water Governance Facility and UNDP.
Background information and context for #wwweek.

An overview of challenges related to corruption in the water sector and water integrity opportunities in the context of climate change finance, for policy makers and practitioners from both sectors.

Brief (with IWMI)

Research into the key elements required in climate adaptation frameworks and institutional arrangements, to achieve equal and just climate adaptation.

How can integrity help bridge the financing gap in WASH?
Notes on how poor integrity contributes to inefficient investments and measures to strengthen the sector through integrity.

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