Integrity Talks are interactive discussions with WIN partners about challenges and lessons for advancing integrity to improve service and reduce corruption in the water and sanitation sectors. All WIN partners are invited to participate.

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June 7, 2023, 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Integrity Talk 7
Sextortion and Basic Public Services: Preventing Corruption and Ensuring Equitable Access to Water, Sanitation, Health, and Education

With UNU-Merit

Sextortion has become a serious threat, mainly to women from marginalised groups, when accessing basic public services, including water or sanitatino. In this Integrity Talk,  experts will discuss how sextortion manifests in sectors such as water, sanitation, health, and education, what we should do about it, and how an integrity perspective is crucial to help address this corrupt practice. 

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Past Talks

Integrity Talk 6 – Enabling multi-sector partnerships for water resilience: Bringing integrity in the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus 

In this Integrity Talk, we will discuss the practicalities of the WEFE Nexus and the inherent risks of complex cross-sector initiatives where competing interests, unequal power dynamics, and untested governance structures collide. We will then focus on how to build strong foundations for collaboration with integrity. 


Integrity Talk 5 – Addressing Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Water and Sanitation Sectors through Emerging Technologies

This Integrity Talk will explore the role that emerging technologies can play to promote integrity and identify corruption risks in the water and sanitation sectors and in climate change finance. It will also explore some of the challenges, limitations, and ethical considerations linked to applying new digital technologies in the water sector and beyond. 

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Integrity Talk 4 – Water Tariffs and Inflation

With Sanitation and Water for All

Water and sanitation tariffs have been increasing steadily. For many households they have become unaffordable, particularly for the urban poor. Inflation is one of the driving factors. This talk explored integrity measures taken by different water and sanitation sector stakeholders, including utility companies, international banks, governments, and civil society organisations, to address the situation and resolve the tension between making water more affordable and coping with inflation.

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Integrity Talk 3 – Water Integrity for Small Water Supply Systems

Many crucial small or community-based water supply systems work through solidarity mechanisms and are often not formally recognised, eceiving very little support or resources from local government.  What does this imply in terms of integrity and can integrity management tools contribute to address  water quality, infrastructure, land, and maintenance issues?

Summary – Water Integrity for Small Water Supply Systems


Integrity Talk 2 – Water and Sanitation in Informal Settlements and the COVID-19 Crisis

How can we assess and address issues of exclusion and marginalisation in informal settlements from a water integrity perspective? How can different stakeholders use integrity and support the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation in informal settlements? What has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic?

Summary – Water and Sanitation in Informal Settlements and the COVID-19 Crisis


Integrity Talk 1 – Regulators and the Promotion of Integrity in Water and Sanitation

What is the role of regulators in securing access to water and sanitation services? How can they promote transparency, accountability and participation, and which challenges do they face in doing this?

Summary – Regulators and the Promotion of Integrity in Water and Sanitation




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