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    Water Integrity

    Refers to honest, transparent, accountable and inclusive decision-making by water stakeholders, aiming for equity and sustainability in water management.

    © Ricardo Spencer

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    Transparency

    Refers to openness and public access to information, which enables citizens to understand the decision-making processes that affect them and be knowledgeable about the standards to expect from public officials.

    © GMB Akash

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    Accountability

    Refers to mechanisms by which individuals in public functions or institutions must answer for their actions from a political, administrative and financial perspective.

    © Jost Butenop

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    Participation

    Refers to the possibility for anyone affected by a decision to understand, intervene and influence it.

    © Gregorio B. Dantes Jr.

Water integrity is the strongest counterforce to corruption in the water sector and a fundamental aspect of improved water governance.

Water integrity implies honesty. It is based on the three pillars of Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) and aims for equity and sustainability. It can be promoted and enhanced to improve governance and address all major risks of corruption in water.