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Transparency, accountability and participation

Transparency, accountability and participation (TAP) create a framework for integrity so that the water sector can protect the marine environment and optimize its use for food, energy and consumption.
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Water integrity is a woman’s issue

Corruption in the water sector affects women and girls on many levels and yet the link between integrity, gender and water is not sufficiently recognized.
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Private space in public water

The private sector plays significant roles in water infrastructure financing, development and management while industry and agriculture require reliable supplies of water. The private sector has a lot to lose from corruption, in terms of cost, efficiency and reputation, but it is often party to corrupt practices.
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Mega-dams must share benefits

The number, size and impact of dams around the world have increased with the rising global demand for power and food. There has been long-standing debate over how to balance these benefits against the risks of damage to the environment and communities.
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Building integrity in river basin management

River basin management is a highly complex process, and institutions need to embed ethics and integrity. Allocating a basin’s water resources requires policy instruments and management strategies to ensure just and equal access to water without compromising the health of the river.
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Smart cities: public interest over politics

Water is a political business, and integrity concerns are often heightened in large cities, where provision is complex. Support from city leaders and public access to transparent information are key in improving integrity and anti-corruption action in water and sanitation services.
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Information and communication technology: boosting integrity?

Used and introduced properly, ICTs can increase transparency, accountability and civil participation and reduce corruption in the water sector. They can also hold decision-makers to account, as well as enabling governments to communicate with their citizens.
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