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CSOs can advocate for integration of water security within the water sector by bringing salient, legitimate and credible information on complex water issues and possible solutions to those informal spaces and creating equal access and understanding.

TitleWASH and water security : integration and the role of civil society
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
Authorsvan Weert, F
Pagination48 p. : boxes, fig.
Date Published11/2017
PublisherWetlands International
Place PublishedWageningen, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This report aims to help civil society organisations (CSOs) concerned with sustainable water , sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services delivery and water security to advocate for their integration and to influence polices. Following an introduction, the report describes how various targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) are linked to WASH, and how integrating a WASH sector that traditionally deals with the other targets may lead to more water secure WASH services delivery. It then explains how to integrate WASH with water security issues and what CSOs can do to achieve integration, including their role as boundary organisations and the role of information. The report introduces the WASH Integration Canvas, which maps various examples of connecting stakeholders, departments, sectors, their interests, ideas, ways of working and resources in order to create a more integrative approach towards WASH and water security. The report concludes with 8 key messages. Included as annexes are the Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development, the OECD Principles on Water Governance and a list of Enabling Conditions for integrated projects.


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