WIN News - June 2018
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Wastewater Management in Textiles: Brands Must do More

Textile and ready-made garment production is one of the most water-intensive industries in the world, as this vital resource is key for dyeing and finishing.

The textile and ready-made garment industry is a major driver of Bangladesh's economy, accounting for nearly 80% of export earnings, and contributing more than 12% of national GDP. Yet, water pollution in the garment and textiles industry causes severe environmental damage in Bangladesh. Although a regulatory framework for wastewater management exists, it is inadequately enforced due to the country’s weak institutional system, and presence of high-level of corruption.

What are the impacts, and how can manifacutrers take responsibility and reshape the future of textile and ready-made garment production in Bangladesh? The Water Integrity Network and Your Public Value are advocating for building a dialogue with various stakeholder, and have produced a new infographic to kick off the conversation!

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Creditworthiness for Water Utilities

In the efforts to increase integrity in the water and sanitation services sector, the role creditworthiness can play in creating systemic change is often overlooked.

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Integrity Management Toolbox - Honduras

The IM Toolbox has been adapted for application in Honduras, with a series of workshops run by the Water Integrity Consortium - WIN, SIWI, and cewas.

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Charter of Good Governance for Water Integrity in Benin Available

WIN and PNE-Benin are excited to announce that the Charter of Good Governance for Water Integrity in Benin is now available in digital and hardcopy formats.

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Updates from our network

Francophone Africa Regional Workshop of the Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium

The Francophone Africa regional workshop of the Swiss Water & Sanitation Consortium was held 7 – 10 May 2018 in Bamako (Mali).

A total of 32 participants from eight countries in the sub-region – Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, and Madagascar – attended, representing seven Consortium organisations: CARITAS, Swiss Red Cross, Fastenopfer, HEKS, HELVETAS, SWISSAID, and Terre des hommes.

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Upcoming Events

Adaptation Futures - Special Session: Water governance to build resilience that benefits vulnerable populations

21 June 2018, Capetown (South Africa)

This session explores the role of improved water governance and integrity as part of policies and practices.

Session topics:

  • Governance and integrity gaps in water and climate policies and practices that affect vulnerable populations
  • Advocacy and building transformative capacity in support of water and climate related SDGs
  • Water governance and integrity indicators for transparency and accountability based on OECD Principles on Water Governance
Hosted by Dutch Water Authorities, Global Water Partnership-West Africa, International Water Management Institute, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network, OECD-Water Governance Initiative, UNEP, and Water Integrity Network.

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Viva con Agua Arts - Millerntor Gallery

5 – 8 July 2018, Hamburg (Germany)

The four-day exhibition and festival will showcase the work of many diverse and talented artists – including the winning image from this year’s WIN photo competition taken by Antoine Delepière. The Water Integrity Network will also take part in the educational component, presenting on water integrity issues.

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41st WEDC International Conference – Side Events

WIN is co-organizing two side events:


NGOs/development workers in the WASH sector: are we really doing the right thing to improve water services delivery in marginalised areas?

Wednesday 11 July, evening, Nakuru (Kenya)

Convening organisations: Caritas Switzerland, Oxfam, WASREB,WSTF, KEWASNET, and Water Integrity Network.

Accountability and  rights-based approaches in the WASH sector:  What works and what doesn’t? 

Thursday 12 July, evening, Nakuru (Kenya)

Convening organisations: RWSN, WaterAid, Simavi, End Water Poverty, Water Witness International, ISF-UTS, and Water Integrity Network.

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*Save the Date*
WIN Partners Meeting

26 August, 11:00 - 15:00, Stockholm (Sweden)
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Photo credits
1. © Divyakant Solanki, WIN photo competition 2017; 2. © Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, WIN photo competition 2017

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