International Water Management Institute

Water Integrity Global Outlook 2015

Sunday 23 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL 357
Who win - who lose? © WIN 2015

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) and its members and partners will publish the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2015 later this year as successor to the Global Corruption Report 2008 on water. Draft findings on major developments and recommendations for next steps to enhance intgerity will be available for discussion by the panel and the audience in an interactive session. Which appoaches have shown to work, or not? And what can been done, and by whom, to overcome the major challenges that are still present, at the scale required?

While it is widely recognized that better governance is needed to tackle the huge challenges in the water sector, and bring about the SDGs, a key but often still neglected element of improving governance is enhancing integrity.  WIGO describes new tools and methodologies as well as concrete cases on rural and urban water and sanitation services, integrated water resources management at different levels and other sub-sectors. What do we learn from those?

The discussion will offer the opportunity for contributors, external references and participants to share and reflect on the main conclusions of the Global Outlook, including the challenges faced, such as engaging all who are needed for this battle.

Programme

Water Integrity Global Outlook (WIGO) 2015 – Reflections on the draft outcomes and recommendations


Draft findings and recommendations of WIGO 2015 will be available for discussion.


After a brief introduction, the session will be a highly interactive discussion platform.

09:00   Welcome by the moderator, Mr Ravi Narayanan, Chair of the Water Integrity Network

09:10   Brief introduction to the main outcomes and recommendations of WIGO 2015
              Binayak Das, Water Integrity Network

09:25   First Round of Discussions Panel & Audience: What have we learned in trying to increase integrity in the water sector?
           Panel:
           •    Håkan Tropp, Managing Director SIWI
           •    Jack Moss, Executive Director Aquafed
           •    Jeremy Bird, Director General IWMI
           •    Damian Indij, Manager LA-WETnet at UNDP Cap-Net
           •    Ulrike Pokorski da Cunha, Head International Water Policy  GIZ

09:55   Second Round of Discussions Panel & Audience: What needs to be done to magnify integrity impacts to scale?
Panel:
            •    Aziza Akhmouch, OECD (tbc)
            •    Barbara Frost, Chief Executive WaterAid
            •    Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director Water, World Bank
            •    Stef Smits, Senior programme officer IRC
            •    Kerstin Jonsson Cissé, Head Global Programmes SIDA

10:25   Wrap-up by the moderator, Mr Ravi Narayanan, Chair of the Water Integrity Network