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Why we need water integrity for climate adaptation

We can make sure climate finance supports climate resilience through the water and sanitation sectors.
And we can make sure funds benefit those who need them most, going into real projects, not pockets.
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Ongoing discussions

Small water supply systems

How to conciliate remoteness, informality, quality standards and the human rights to water and sanitation?

→ Join us at the next Integrity Talk, June 15th
→ Ask the panel your question in advance

Mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion

What does this even mean in practice for water and sanitation sector professionals? How can we make sure we go beyond lip service?

→ Read part 2 in our blog series, focusing on accountability
→ Share your view or give feedback

When does a service provider have integrity?

Can you measure or benchmark integrity? What are essential integrity practices and how does a utility improve?

→ Read our discussion paper on integrity maturity
→ See the new focal analysis of the Aquarating rating system on integrity

Integrity for water and sanitation sector finance

Poor integrity and corruption play a massive role in what kinds of financing, and how much, go to the water and sanitation sectors. But few talk about this openly. Why not?

→ Help shape the next Water Integrity Global Outlook 2024 on financing


Annual Report 2021 and results of Partner Survey
Thank you to our partners and supporters for making water integrity work in 2021 come to life, including with the publication of the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2021. Thank you also to all our partners for their valuable feedback and insight on making WIN's work more effective.

Working with youth groups
DORP, a WIN partner in Bangladesh, have launched a youth group to campaign for more accountability in water and sanitation. Together with partner NGO Forum, they aim to further mobilise youth for water integrity in Bangladesh, also in exchange with newly established youth parliaments in Kenyan counties.

Sanitation and Water for All: Sector Ministers' Meeting 2022
We were delighted to see that accountability was explicitly addressed in both plenary and Ministerial Dialogue sessions, an indication of much-needed willingness to talk about this critical topic Several high-level panelists and participants of the SMM2022 also mentioned the need for transparency, accountability, and better governance as a key takeaway of the event. Notably, Hon. Anifa Kawooya Bangirana, State Minister for Health of Uganda, stood up to explicitly call for an end to corruption. A sign the sector is up for change?

Validation of  the evaluation of the Integrity Management Toolbox for Small Water Supply Systems in Kenya
Integrity management is contributing to improved service delivery in a majority of communities where it is used, a result welcomed by WASREB; Water Sector Trust Fund and other Kenyan partners KEWASNET, NIA, KWAHO and CESPAD at the evaluation validation workshop in April. Full report will be published soon.


“The provision of public services is a key component of the social contract between governments and citizens, and an area where open government reform is likely to have the most meaning and impact for citizens at the local level.”
- Isaac Aidoo, OGP Government Point of Contact
for Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, 2020

1. A great guide to show the value and importance of transparency and accountability for service delivery: new edition of the OGP's Skeptic's Guide to Open Government, especially sections on open contracting, social audits, and redress mechanisms.

2. A new resource from Chile Transparente on corruption in the water sector in Chile and how citizens can participate and hold sector players accountable.

3. A case study from Indonesia on publicising results of environmental performance ratings to reduce water pollution

4. Can measuring the impact of water governance turn the tide? First evidence focusing on OECD water governance principles and indicators is positive



Integrity basics course
Self-paced, free, online, introductory training on water integrity for water and sanitation sector professionals
Recommended last date to apply is June 28th for the first session of the year (a next session will start in August)

Integridad en el sector de Agua y Saneamiento en América Latina
Missed the Latin American version of our introductory training on water integrity?
It's not too late! Next session will open August 1.
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Tuesday June 14, 2022 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
La buena gobernanza en los sectores del agua y saneamiento en América Latina
Invitation only - contact

Wednesday June 15, 14:00 CEST, online with interpretation in English and Spanish
Integrity Talk 3: Small Water Supply Systems
Exploring different management models of small water supply systems in Africa and Latin America with input from network partners in Kenya, Mexico, and Ethiopia.
Contact for your spot

Thursday June 16, Bologna
6th Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum
Presentation of the Water Integrity Risk Index

Wednesday; June 29, 12:00 CEST, online
Water Integrity Network Partner Meeting
Contact for your spot


Other Opportunities:

The OECD Water Governance Initiative is looking for a new Chair.
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