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Clean water needs clean governance

Water and sanitation are vital but too often left  vulnerable to poor integrity, corruption, and malpractice.

 

The Water Integrity Network advocates for integrity  at the heart of water management and service delivery, for all.

It's essential

Corruption and poor integrity are global issues. They lead to ineffective water and sanitation infrastructure, unchecked pollution, unprepared service providers, and whole communities left with unsafe water, or no water at all. 

 

Together, we can change this and protect the water and sanitation sectors worldwide through integrity.

Water integrity means using power and resources ethically and honestly for sustainable and equitable water and sanitation management.

It means work is done with professionalism, decisions are made in the public interest, and money is used where intended and needed.

Researching corruption and water integrity to understand priorities and motivate action.

Training and raising awareness, to build a culture of integrity and strengthen accountability mechanisms.

Supporting sector institutions and service providers to reduce integrity risks in their programmes and operations.

Working with partners on long-term, multi-stakeholder water integrity programmes in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Mexico.

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What you can do

Water integrity is not a pipe dream. There are many practical ways to ensure sector institutions are run with integrity and without impunity.

Integrity in water and sanitation is something we can build and nurture through Transparency, Accountabiltiy, Participation, and Anti-corruption.

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Understand integrity risks

Strengthen your work with integrity

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Events

Missed the latest Integrity Talk? See all past summaries and videos here.

  • Wed, 26 Jun
    online webinar
    26 Jun 2024, 08:30 – 10:00 GMT-6
    online webinar
    26 Jun 2024, 08:30 – 10:00 GMT-6
    online webinar
    An exploration of the role of integrity and accountability in addressing water scarcity challenges in growing cities. With a look at how systemic issues can lead to mismanagement and waste of resources. This event will be in Spanish only.
  • Open now: Self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Open now: Self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Open now: Self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    An intro to corruption and integrity in the water and sanitation sectors, with input on cirtical vulnerabilities and tools for action based on the four principles of integrity: Transparency, Accountability, Participation, Anti-corruption
  • Open now: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Open now: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Open now: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    How can we justify exclusion from service of millions of city residents when water and sanitation are human rights? Why are residents of informal settlements often paying far more for water than residents of wealthy neighbourhoods? It's time we rethink service delivery to really leave no one behind.
  • Now open: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Now open: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Now open: self-paced course
    Online course - CAP-NET Virtual Campus
    Este curso analiza los profundos factores históricos, políticos, socioeconómicos y espaciales, a menudo mal entendidos, que configuran los servicios de agua y saneamiento en asentamientos informales.
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Training

Learn about integrity in self-paced training for individuals as well as trainings and presentations for organisations.

Partner network

Our network, events, and tools are open and available to all. We welcome collaboration, questions, feedback, and ideas.

 

Organisations that wish to show their commitment to improving integrity in water and sanitation management and actively collaborate on integrity programmes are also invited to partner with us formally.

Take a stand for water integrity: become a formal WIN partner now.

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