• Water Integrity Network

    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.

    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.

    © Hossain Ismail

WIN researches the impact of corruption and poor integrity in the water sector and advocates for integrity as a crucial requirement to achieve the global development agenda. We develop and promote tools for Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and Anti-corruption (TAP-A)  in specific countries and partner programmes. We focus on capacity development and risk prevention in all our work, with the aim of improving water sector performance to the benefit of all, especially the most vulnerable.

WIN’s work is made possible thanks to the contributions and ideas of our partners and members who implement programmes with us on water integrity worldwide and thanks to the funding of the governments of Germany (via BMZ), the Netherlands (via DGIS), Sweden (via Sida) and Switzerland (via SDC).

Our work is guided by our Strategy for 2017-2022: Engaging with Partners for Change and we report on progress in our annual reports.

 

GENERALY ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS

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:

  • Håkan Tropp
  • Anamika Barua
  • Ravi Narayanan
  • Donal O’Leary
  • Henk van Schaik
  • Susanne Weber-Mosdorf
  • Dick van Ginhoven

Current member organizations are:

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa.

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.

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

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: Alejandro Jiménez (Treasurer), Dick van Ginhoven, Casey Kelso, and Susanne Weber-Mosdorf (Ombudsperson).

The Supervisory Board appointed Barbara Schreiner as the Association’s Executive Director (Vorstand) in 2018.

 

WIN TEAM

Umrbek Allakulov

Research and Analytics Officer
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Umrbek works closely with partner organizations and consultants to design, implement, and test new methodologies and indicators to assess corruption levels and the effectiveness of integrity measures in the water sector. He has worked as a development practitioner for five years and gained experience both in the field, and at an international level.

Tasneem Balasinorwala

Network and Communications Officer
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Tasneem is responsible for the documentation and dissemination of WIN’s work, enabling exchange and learning within the network. She has been working on issues with biodiversity and governance at the international, national, and local levels for 10 years. She remains an activist at the core, and enjoys networking and connecting people and ideas

Teun Bastemeijer

Chief Advisor Strategy and Programmes
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Teun helps steer WIN’s strategic agenda, and manages advocacy and country programmes, in particular in Ethiopia. He is currently a Steering Committee member of the OECD Water Governance Initiative and sits on the Steering Committee of the Water Governance and Integrity Initiative Ethiopia. He has over 30 years of international experience.

Diana Cáceres

Programme Coordinator – Latin America and Knowledge Management
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Binayak Das

Regional and Programme Coordinator – Integrity Tools, South Asia
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Binayak is responsible for the development, adaptation, and promotion of water integrity tools, and manages tools-related collaborations. He also manages water integrity programmes in Bangladesh, and Nepal. He over 17 years of experience working on the subjects of water and environmental management.

Lotte Feuerstein

Programme Manager, Regional Coordinator – East Africa
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Lotte oversees WIN’s country programmes, manages WIN’s specific engagement in Kenya, and coordinates several strategic partnerships. Previously, Lotte was WIN’s Programme Coordinator for Tools and Regional Coordinator for East Africa and has experience in the development, adaptation, and facilitation of key water integrity tools.

Eliska Godiveau

Team Assistant
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Eliska took on the role of Team Assistant in September 2018, and is responsible for various administration and finance tasks, staff and programme support, and generally ensuring the smooth-running of the WIN office. Before moving to Berlin, Eliska was Student Life and Welfare Manager at UCL Qatar, and studied Translation, and Arabic Linguistics and Culture.

Claire Grandadam

Communications Coordinator
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Claire manages external communication processes for WIN, and ensures the organization’s message on the need for TAPA in the water sector gains visibility and traction on a global stage. She has over 8 years of professional experience in corporate and non-profit communication work in the energy and water sectors.

Ercan Güney

Finance and Administration Manager
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Ercan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting and controlling. As an accountant, Ercan is responsible for the running of WIN’s day-to-day business, and the further development of financial accounting, project controlling, human resources, and IT services and infrastructure.

Paula Pinto

Latin America Intern (short-term)
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Paula is currently undertaking a BA at Bard College in Berlin, majoring in Politics, Economics, and Social Thought. She brings to her position experience as support for the Permanent Mission of Ecuador at the United Nations, and roles in human rights and development organizations.

Barbara Schreiner

Executive Director
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Barbara took up the position of Executive Director of WIN in January 2019. She has over 20 years’ experience in water and natural resources management in developing countries with a focus on good governance and addressing poverty and inequality, including gender and other forms of social and economic marginalization. Before joining WIN, she was Executive Director of the Pegasys Institute, and a Director at Pegasys Consulting. Before this she worked for over a decade in senior management in the public sector including as Ministerial advisor on water. She has been and is active on a number of Boards, including as a member of the Board of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Deputy Chairperson of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, and previous Chairperson of the Water Research Commission of South Africa. She has written extensively on issues of water governance, poverty and gender.

 

Alexia Skok

Communications Coordinator (short-term)
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Alexia joined the WIN team in early 2018, and currently oversees all external communication and outputs. Her education includes a BA Photography, and an MA Visual and Media Anthropology. Over an 8-year span, Alexia has worked in issues around food security, anti-corruption, employment, community-building, and the environment. Follow her Tweets: @WaterIntegrityN

WIN ASSOCIATED CONSULTANTS 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 who provide professional guidance and service to partners and stakeholders interested in launching water integrity initiatives in their organization or region.

Meet the WIN Associated Consultants Network.

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