Stockholm World Water Week 2019

We’ll be at Stockholm World Water Week on Water for Society – Including All and we are eager to meet you!

Join us at our integrity events or get in touch to plan a meeting or connect with us on the #WWWeek site and community app.

Find out more about other water integrity and governance events in the detailed programme.


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Saturday 24 August 2019

WIN Partner Meeting

The yearly gathering of WIN partners and stakeholders, to discuss strategy and water integrity action! Contact us to participate.


Tuesday 27 August 2019


Building collective action against corruption in the water sector

When corrupt behaviours are socially accepted, changing the norm constitutes a collective action problem that requires joint efforts from different stakeholders. This event will present experiences from across the globe, from regulators, utilities, and water user associations.

with cewas / Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean / Inter-American Development Bank / Stockholm International Water Institute



Monitoring public financial flows and influencing pro-poor budgets

According to national legislation, in many low-income countries, decisions on budgets at local government level need to be set through citizen engagement. However, in reality, both local governments and CSOs struggle to make the required accountability platforms a reality. At this session, CSOs and governments from Bangladesh, India, and Kenya will discuss their successes and challenges to give voice to the marginalized, and what this means for water sector budget allocations.

with Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability / Development Organisation for the Rural Poor / IRC / Rural Water Supply Network / Simavi


Wednesday 28 August 2019


Focus on Asia: strengthening governance to address Asia’s water challenges

Asia’s rapid economic growth poses challenges to achieve the goal of water security for all, in part due to a lack of information, and weak institutions and governance. The challenges of scaling up good practices will be debated at this session, with a special focus on measurement best practices for urban water governance, evidence on the impact of disaster risk governance reforms, and experiences with ADB Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) methodology for basin governance.

with Asia Pacific Water Forum / Asian Development Bank / Global Water Partnership / International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management / Stockholm International Water Institute / United Nations Human Settlements Programme



Where the regulator hits the road: rural water supply

Simple regulatory standards and monitoring, reporting and support systems can help ensure rural populations aren’t left behind in realizing human rights. But how can this be done without overburdening community groups and private operators, local governments, and regulators?

with Caritas Switzerland / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association / Stockholm International Water Institute / Water Services Regulatory Board Kenya—rural-water-supply


Thursday 29 August 2019


Seminar – Water governance with and for all: Is it working?

“Water Governance 2.0: Law and accountability”

This session will focus on the importance of both ‘informal’ rules or social constructs and ‘formal’ policies and regulations for water governance. Common challenges will be explored with reference to theoretical and practical approaches. Including presentations and discussions on Hybrid water rights systems for pro-poor water governance in Africa and on Social accountability and water integrity: three case studies.

with IWMI / Pegasys and with U4



Showcase on accountability for water: how to put the last first

Imagine a future where: governments ensure realisation of rights to water and sanitation for all; water utilities meet service standards at a fair price; the private sector complies with all regulations; climate resilience plans are implemented; financiers fulfil promises; NGOs are answerable to beneficiaries; media and academia work in the public interest; communities deliver good water stewardship; and all stakeholders act with integrity. The key to realising this fairer water future is stronger accountability. This session will explore cross-sector experiences on accountability for water from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya.

with End Water Poverty / Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Societies Network / Oxfam / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research / Shahidi wa Maji / Water Witness International / WaterAid



The power of self-assessment: triggering action for WASH in schools

What triggers action for personal and institutional behaviour change? The focus of this session will be on the potential and the limits of using self-assessments in schools as an innovative method to trigger action by using transparency and accountability.

with Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Development Organisation for the Rural Poor / German Toilet Organization / Health through Water and Sanitation / Save the Children / Simavi / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance / Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium / Terre des Hommes / The German WASH Network / Welthungerhilfe / Women Engage for a Common Future—triggering-action-for-wash-in-schools



Other Partner Events related to Water Integrity: See on full programme


Sunday 25 August


Including all: participatory approaches in water governance and programmes

BRAC | Development Organisation for the Rural Poor | IRC | Kenya Water and Health Organization | Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands | Rural Water Supply Network | Simavi | Stockholm International Water Institute | Water Services Regulatory Board Kenya | Wetlands International



Collective Action to the Last Mile/Kilometer

2030 Water Resources Group / Global Water Partnership / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development / UNGC CEO Water Mandate / World Business Council for Sustainable Development / World Economic Forum



This House supports water tariffs that leave no one behind

African Ministers’ Council On Water | Enugu Water Services Corporation | European Commission | Stockholm International Water Institute | Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency



How to solve the global water crisis

Shahidi wa Maji / Water Witness International



Getting the foundations right for sustainable and pro-poor financial solutions

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / IRC / The World Bank Group /



Mobilising national and local governments for human rights to WASH

Development Organisation for the Rural Poor | End Water Poverty | Government of Serbia | Institute of Public Health of Serbia | Kenya Water for Health Organisation | Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation | Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, France | Rural Water Supply Network | Simavi | SNV | United Nations Economic Commission for Europe | University of Technology Sydney | WASH United | WaterAid | World Health Organization


Monday 26 August


Addressing the elephant in the room: Accountability for SDG6

AquaFed / Freshwater Action Network / IRC / Sanitation and Water for All / United Nations Children’s Fund / United States Agency for International Development



CSO, change makers and allies with government in reaching SDG6

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation / Coalition Eau / End Water Poverty / Fresh Action Network Mexico / Freshwater Action Network South Asia / Government of the Netherlands / IRC / SaciWATERs / Sanitation and Water for All / Simavi / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council



Do No Harm, reaffirming principles and practices in WASH

DFAT Water for Women Fund / International Womens Development Agency / SNV / University of Technology Sydney / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council / WaterAid


Thursday 29 August


Addressing Discrimination and Neglect in WASH: An Uncomfortable Conversation

Eawag | Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office | HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation | Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium | Swiss Water Partnership | Terre des Hommes | Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council | WaterLex



How to increase the impact of WASH sector diagnosis tools?

Global Water Partnership / Stockholm International Water Institute / United Nations Children’s Fund / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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