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Published on: 18/03/2016

The Water Integrity Network and IRC, in cooperation with  the Dutch Water Authorities (DWA), the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Global Compact Network Netherlands (GC NL), are pleased to welcome you to the Dutch launch of the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (WIGO).

The Water Integrity Global Outlook publication sees the light after two years of research and collective work with contributions from a range of partners and consultants. It is co-published with the Global Water Partnership (GWP), The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), CAPNET and Transparency International (TI) and TI-Bangladesh hosting BAWIN.

The publication shows how clean governance in the water sector can fight corruption, benefit diverse stakeholders and make efficient use of investment in water services and infrastructure worldwide.

The document contains important messages and a set of recommendations to build "integrity walls" to reduce the enormous human and financial losses resulting from corruption and other malpractice.


16:15-16:30: Informal welcome and registration

16:30-18:15: Main Session

  • Welcome. Patrick Moriarty, CEO, IRC
  • Introduction to the programme and speakers by the moderator: Teun Bastemeijer
  • Presentation WIGO by Frank Van der Valk, Executive Director WIN
  • Speakers:
  • Panel & plenary discussion. Henk van Schaik, Board Member of the Water Integrity Network Association in Berlin, Lead WATER of the UPEACE Centre The Hague will join the other speakers in an interactive panel discussion with interventions from the participants
  • Closing remarks and official presentation of the WIGO to Kees Rade, Director Climate, Water, Food Security, Energy and Natural Resources / Ambassador Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

18:15-19:00: Networking (Drinks and snacks)

Download the full programme and speaker bios

Read the event blog "Stopping corruption requires strong systems and moral conviction".

View a short video on the event below.

Background information
Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016: [Full publication] | [Press release]

Time and date: 16.15-19.00, 15 April 2016

Venue: 7AM, Buitenhof 47, 2513 AH The Hague. How to get to 7AM - Directions

About IRC events

IRC runs thematic events in The Hague, open to all interested parties. They aim to bring together professionals to network and discuss hot topics in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. They are forward looking and multidisciplinary in nature presenting the latest thinking from governments, NGOs, private sector and academia.

About WIN

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) is a network of organizations and individuals promoting water integrity to reduce corruption and improve water sector performance worldwide. WIN works to raise awareness on the impact of corruption especially on the poor and disenfranchised, assesses risk and promotes practical responses. The network'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. Website:

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