Governance of water and waste: a key to sustainable development?

Stockholm International Water Institute
International Water Association; UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility; Water Integrity Network and World Water Council

Governance is a broad term that includes legislation and regulation, the institutional framework, and less tangible aspects such as integrity and anti-corruption and the roles of different stakeholders including women. Good governance of water and waste is important to achieving the best possible outcomes for society and people. Trade-offs between different users and economic sectors, geographical scale, affordability to the customers and users of services, the urban or rural setting, and cross-border cooperation, all add complexity to governance of water and waste. The Sustainable Development Goals cover all of these topics with an overarching commitment in SDG 6.5 to implement integrated water resources management – itself a governance issue. As national governments are updating their policies to achieve the SDGs, coordinated support from international organisations, civil society, academia and the private sector is required. 

This seminar addresses governance of water and waste with a particular emphasis on wastewater management and reuse. The seminar will concentrate on various areas of integrating water resources management; reducing and reusing waste; managing water and waste in the urban context and promoting integrity and anti-corruption in the water and waste sectors.



Integrity and water pollution: the missing link?


Chair: Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant



14:00   Welcome by chair
            Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant


14:05   Keynote: Addressing Integrity Risks in Wastewater
            Management: Good and Bad Practices

            Frank van der Valk, Water Integrity Network (WIN)


14:20   Governance of sanitation: incentives for turning political
            will into action

            Andres Hueso, WaterAid, Spain


14:30   Stakeholder engagement to improve community-scale
            wastewater system governance in Indonesia

            Cynthia Mitchel, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Australia


14:40   Embedding integrity in water and waste management
            through social accountability

            Monica Chundama, Action for Water, Zambia


14:50   Panel discussion on “Integrity in the water sector”
            Moderator: Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant


15:15   Poster Pitch


15:20   Conclusions of session 3
Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant


15:25   Conclusions/recommendations from entire Seminar
Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant

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Thursday 14:00-15:30
FH 202
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