Analysis and case studies
Developed with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Water Stewardship initiatives (WSIs) can be a powerful form of collective action to address water security issues and joint water risks in a demand-driven, collaborative way that benefits from funding and capacity not generally available to public or social initiatives. But WSIs are only powerful if they work – and this is not an easy feat when success requires balancing complex power relations and water allocation needs. Trust between stakeholders and trust from the wider community is essential for effective, sustainable WSI programming.
Integrity is a crucial ingredient to build this trust and address critical yet overlooked integrity risks that can otherwise undermine WSI work and erode credibility.
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