Stockholm World Water Week 2017: Water and waste – reduce and reuse

Integrity and governance event highlights

We are looking forward to seeing you at the World Water Week in Stockholm in August!

Several WIN team members and partners will be present and available to discuss integrity and good practices to promote integrity further, especially in wastewater management, this year’s focus topic.

 

Join us for a presentation of our findings on integrity risks and wastewater management at our joint seminar with Stockholm International Water Institute, the International Water Association, UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility and the World Water Council

Governance of water and waste: a key to sustainable development?

Thursday 31 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH 202

This seminar addresses governance of water and waste with a particular emphasis on wastewater management and reuse. The seminar will concentrate on various areas of integrating water resources management; reducing and reusing waste; managing water and waste in the urban context and promoting integrity and anti-corruption in the water and waste sectors.

We’ll be presenting information on integrity risks in wastewater management, which have so far received little systematic attention. Untreated wastewater is often discharged in rivers, lakes, drains or into the groundwater. Such illicit practices harm public health, crops and the environment, violate national and international rules and often occur in conjunction with corruption. Planning, building and managing wastewater treatment and reuse facilities our processes are fraught with their own integrity risks. Urgent action is needed to promote more transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption in the sub-sector.

See more in the official event programme

 

There are a number of other events convened by different organizations that will be addressing good governance, integrity issues and good practice. We’ll be keeping our eyes open at the following in particular:

Balancing competing interests and opportunities for better wastewater governance

Sunday 27 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL Music Hall / Musiksalen

Toward Women-Inclusive Water Governance

Monday 28 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH 300

Accountability in WASH: from emergency to development

Monday 28 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: FH 307

MENA Focus: Water Security and Water Integrity challenges

Tuesday 29 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL Pillar Hall / Pelarsalen

Scaling up Social Accountability for Water and Waste

Tuesday 29 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: FH 307

Empowering Local Communities with Social Accountability Tools

Wednesday 30 August | 09.00-10.30

See more information about this showcase

Open government and water: a new governance paradigm

Wednesday 30 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH 300

WASHaholics Anonymous: The first step on the road to recovery

Thursday 31 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: NL 353

 

Find out more in the official #wwweek programme

 

Did we miss your water integrity-related event? Please do get in touch and we’ll make sure to add it to our list.