Bonn Water Lectures: Corruption in the water sector – how integrity management contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The Bonn Water Network (BWN) invites you to its webinar “Corruption in the water sector: how integrity management contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”
Date: Tuesday January 18, 2022, 13.00-14.30
Corruption hampers the achievement of SDG 6 for ensuring water and sanitation for all. It is estimated to be responsible for “losses” of 10%, in some countries even between 40% and 50%, of investments into the capital intensive water sector. This in turn entails higher costs for drinking water and sanitation services, degrades the quality and reliability of supply and thus endangers the health of people (SDG 3). In many countries, women and girls are responsible for managing household water supply, sanitation and health. Hence, they are disproportionally affected by corruption compared to men, and can even be victims of sextortion and other forms of exploitation (SDG 5). Strengthening water integrity requires focusing on SDG 16, which aims for accountable institutions. Water and sanitation sector organizations need to operate with integrity to prevent corruption, and enhance credibility to achieve various SDG goals. This proposed webinar will bring together experiences and knowledge from different organizations on the topic of water integrity and discuss how integrity can help in catalysing the achievement of SDGs.
ICWRGC’s Dr. Marienela Fader and Dr. Luna Bharati will be participating in the webinar, with Dr. Bharati moderating and Dr. Fader acting as a panellist.