Water is a fundamental resource for sustainable development and essential for eradication of poverty and inequality. Nevertheless, in many countries water crises
are not caused by resource scarcity but are attributable to governance failures.
Though many countries are incorporating the human rights to water and sanitation
in their constitution, a key concern that has been and can continue to hamper its
execution is the lack of integrity in numerous water resource management and
service delivery processes.
The session introduces the concept of water integrity and highlights some of the challenges and good practices from the field.Experiences from Kenya (from Caritas) and Nepal (from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation) were shared, including tools that can support fulfilling the human rights to water and sanitation. Beyond this, the session also introduced a methodology that allows implementing organizations to identify and address water integrity issues in their own work at a country level.
Rubika Shrestha: Connecting local Water Integrity programmes to national level policy & advocacy processes: Download presentation (ENG)