Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016

This report provides strong arguments that corruption in the water sector needs to be reduced or eliminated to ensure that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of ‘availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ will be achievable.

Although there are no reliable estimates of total losses, illustrating the need for better research and data, every 10 per cent of investment that is lost to corruption implies annual losses to the sector in excess of US$ 75 billion; some guesstimates put potential losses many times higher.

National supreme audit institutions (SAIs) can and must play a powerful role in holding public- sector institutions to account and dealing with frauds such as double-counting or ‘ghost’ projects.

Water integrity training has to become part of a long-term action programme of processes that build capacity, from grass-root to government levels. Monitoring works best when officials and users engage with each other.

Sector professionals, leaders and civil society groups can use this report as a trigger for active dialogue on the topic of water and corruption that will lead to changes in both policy and practice.

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Water integrity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region – 9 to 10 May, 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Following a successful first training in January 2015, the second regional training course on ‘Water integrity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’ was held from 9 to 10 May 2015 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The training course took place back to back with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference RKNOW “Water and Nature Conservation – Knowledge Sharing in MENA Region”. More than 20 participants learned about the context and relevance of integrity in the management of water; methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation for better water governance and more sustainable water management. Continue reading

2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region – 9 to 10 May, 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region, will take place from 9 to 10 of May 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This training course is organised by AWARENET and its partners, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) hosting the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Water Governance Facility, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN-ROWA), the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), and Cap-Net UNDP.

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Training Course on Water Integrity for MENA Region – 14 to 15 January 2015, Dead Sea, Jordan.

A Training Course on Water Integrity for MENA Region as part of the WI MENA programme will take place concurrently at the 3rd Arab Water Week at the Dead Sea, Jordan from 14 to 15 of January 2015.

The overall objective of the regional Water Integrity Training is to develop capacities of various water sector stakeholders for water integrity in the MENA region, thereby improving transparency and accountability practices in water resources management. This training in particular aims at reaching out the wider MENA region, beyond the five pilot countries and the specific target groups of the WI MENA programme.

Attached here is the “Expression of Interest” form before the deadline 21 Dec 2014. The brochure can be downloaded here or visit the website. For more information please contact the following personnel:

SIWI: Ms. Alice Jaraiseh, alice.jaraiseh@siwi.org
AWARENET: Dr. Ralf Klingbeil, Network Coordinator, awarenet-escwa@un.org
IUCN-ROWA: Mr. Mufleh Abbadi, mufleh.abbadi@iucn.org

Water Integrity in Latin America and the Carribean

This training module is part of a joint effort by LA-WETnet, Cap-Net, the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI, and the Democratic Governance Area of the UNDP Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. The aim is to strengthen water governance capacities, particularly on water integrity, throughout the region. Specifically, this training module aims to complement the Water Integrity Training Manual developed in 2009 by Cap-Net, WaterNet, the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and WIN. It focuses on some of the main aspects that should be considered when trying to understand and respond to the need for increased water integrity in the LAC region. We hope the use of this training module for LAC countries, in combination with the Water Integrity Training Manual, will raise awareness of the practical elements of water integrity. We want to support increased capacity among policy-makers and practitioners and we aim to help incorporate this knowledge into various water related projects and policies for effective implementation.

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Water Integrity (English)

This training manual deals with the issue of integrity and anti-corruption in the water sector – one of the least addressed areas in the governance of water resources and services. It has been developed to assist in building institutional capacity, with water managers and other water decision-makers as the primary target group.

The Training Manual on Water Integrity has been developed in partnership between the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF), Cap-Net, WaterNet and Water Integrity Network (WIN).

The training materials are available in English and Spanish

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