29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

CD Symposium
Developing Capacity from Rio to Reality: Who's Taking the Lead?

Developing Capacity on Water Ethics and Integrity – a Network Approach

This session explores the dual concepts of water ethics and water integrity and describes how network approaches are being used to build awareness and institutional and individual capacity.

While water integrity refers to honesty and the need for transparency, accountability and participation to guard against corruption within the water sector, the concept of water ethics has a broader scope, including professional integrity in meeting standards of best practice, and the responsibilities of stakeholders to support water outcomes that are environmentally and socially fair. Both the Water Integrity Network and the Water Ethics Network promote transparency, integrity and accountability in water-related decisions and have opted for a network approach to accomplish their missions. The session will assess the pros and cons of using a network approach, discuss alternative and complementary options, and explore the potential for synergies in capacity-building through blended messages about water ethics and water integrity.

Convening organisations
Water Ethics Network (WEN) & Water Integrity Network (WIN)