The Water Integrity Network (WIN) supports and connects an open network of partner individuals, organizations, and governments  promoting water integrity to reduce corruption and improve water sector performance worldwide.

We research the impact of corruption and poor integrity in the water sector and advocate for integrity as a crucial requirement to achieve the global development agenda. We develop and promote tools for more Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and Anti-corruption measures at all levels. We do this with a focus on capacity development and risk prevention, with the aim of improving water sector performance to the benefit of all, especially the most vulnerable.

Our vision is a world with equitable and sustained access to water and a clean environment, which is no longer threatened by corruption, greed, dishonesty and wilful malpractice.

WIN’s work is guided by its Strategy for 2017-2022: Engaging with Partners for Change. We report on progress in our annual reports.

WIN was founded by IRC, SIWI, Swedish Water House, Transparency International and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders regarding the impact of corruption in the water sector. Formerly hosted by Transparency International, WIN is now formally an independent association (legally WIN e.V., or eingetragener Verein—registered association) based in Berlin, Germany, since January 2014.

The work of the Water Integrity Network is made possible thanks to the funding of the governments of Germany (via BMZ), the Netherlands (via DGIS), Sweden (via Sida) and Switzerland (via SDC) and to the generous funding and contributions in kind from members and partners.

WIN TEAM IN BERLIN

  • Umrbek Allakulov, Research and Analytics Officer
  • Teun Bastemeijer, Chief Advisor Strategy and Programmes
  • Binayak Das, Regional and Programme coordinator – Integrity tools, South Asia
  • Lotte Feuerstein, Programme Manager, Regional Coordinator – East Africa
  • Jacopo Gamba, Regional and Programme Coordinator – Knowledge management and monitoring, Latin America
  • Claire Grandadam, Communications Coordinator
  • Elske Koelman, Network and Communications Officer
  • Francoise-Nicole Ndoume, Regional and Programme Coordinator – West Africa and francophone countries, Capacity Development
  • Flora Ohlsen, Team Assistant
  • Matthias Ribbentropp, Finance and Administration Manager
  • Frank van der Valk, Executive Director

WIN ASSOCIATION

The General Assembly of members is the highest governance body of the WIN association. It decides on long-term strategy as well as annual planning for WIN.

Current (individual) members are:

  • Aziza Akhmouch
  • Anamika Barua
  • Ravi Narayanan
  • Donal O’Leary
  • Henk van Schaik
  • Susanne Weber-Mosdorf
  • Thomas Zeller

and (organizations):

    • Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

    • The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a Stockholm-based policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water-wise policy.

    • IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

    • The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a network aiming to foster integrated water resource management. The partnership’s vision is for a water secure world.

    • AquaFed is the International Federation of Private Water Operators, connecting international organisations with private sector providers of water and sanitation services globally.

GOVERNANCE

Three to five WIN members are elected to form the Supervisory Board and provide oversight of the WIN Executive Director. Currently, Ravi Narayanan chairs the Board composed of: Håkan Tropp of SIWI (Treasurer), Thomas Zeller (Secretary), a representative of Transparency International and Susanne Weber-Mosdorf (Ombudsman).

The Supervisory Board appointed Frank van der Valk as the Association’s Executive Director (Vorstand) in 2014.

 

 

ASSOCIATED CONSULTANT NETWORK

WIN works with a network of specialized water integrity associated consultants. The consultant network is an expertise pool that brings together facilitators, researchers and consultants. They provide professional guidance and services to partners and stakeholders interested in launching water integrity initiatives in their organization or region.