April 14, 2014

The Water Integrity Network

© Hansa Tangmanpoowadol (*)

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. It combines global advocacy, regional networks and local action, to promote increased transparency and integrity, bringing together partners and members from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia, to drive change that will improve the lives of people who need it most.

WIN’s vision is a world with equitable and sustained access to water and a clean environment, which is no longer threatened by corruption, greed, dishonesty and wilful malpractice. To achieve this WIN will continue to raise awareness about the issue of corruption in its different forms (e.g. not just bribery, but also extortion, collusion and large-scale systemic corruption) and the fact that something can be done about it through multi-stakeholder coalitions that build integrity.  It will share and facilitate the use of water integrity tools, methods and applied research findings and knowledge among water-users and professionals. 

WIN’s work will not just concern preventing corruption, a big enough challenge in itself, but also ensuring that the poor participate meaningfully in decision-making processes and benefit in particular from the solutions put in place.

The story behind the photo is as follows: The Fishermen live close to the Mae Moh Coal Mine, a power plant factory in Lampang Province, Thailand. They have to live with environmental fluxes of arsenic from lignite mining and power generation contaminating their water and food source.


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  2. Wow i didnt know that a water ethics board existed and i am so so glad right now that i does! we need to take care of this extremely important resource

  3. Water ethics board is much needed! its scary what people are doing to the environment and we need to step up to take care