Water and Anti-corruption Network
How to Fight Corruption in Water Resources Management:
What Works, and Why?
The project sought to enhance understanding on the dynamics of corruption and to provide recommendations for effective anti-corruption policies related to water resource management. Trustworthy, reliable, and impartial administrative government institutions seem to be an important, if not the most important, asset for sustainable development. Still, the role of corruption remains one of the least addressed challenges within the area of water resources management.
The effects of corruption in water resources management unfolds into three main categories:
• Resource ineffectiveness
• Social injustices
• Undermined democracy
This project provided a forum for dialogue between actors with different backgrounds and experiences with the aim to enhance and disseminate knowledge on the dynamics of corruption and efforts to abate it.
In particular, it aimed to:
• Further enhance current level of knowledge on how to effectively fight corruption
• Increase the exchange of knowledge and experience between actors in academia, private and public sectors related to water resources management
• Synthesise, present and disseminate understandings and policy recommendations on how to effectively address corruption to a wide audience of concerned actors and practitioners.
Report from Agenda Setting Seminar
Summary of Presentations and Discussions - Grit Martinez
Background document - Håkan Tropp and Patrik Stålgren
Corruption in the Water Sector: Opportunities for Addressing a Pervasive Problem - Hansjörg Elshorst, Transparency International
Honesty and Transparency. Corruption in the Water and Sanitation Sector: Lessons - Laurent Stravato, International Water and Sanitation
No Duck no Dinner: How Sole Sourcing Triggered Lesotho’s Struggle Against - Anton Earle and Anthony Turton, African Water Issue Research
Development of Anti-Corruption Sectoral Agreement Among Pipe Manufacturing - Alma Rocìo Balcazar, Transparency International
Water Management in the ‘Moral Hazard Trap’: The Example of Irrigation - Walter Huppert, GTZ
Reducing Rent Seeking and Dissipative Payments: Introducing Accountability - Crispino Lobo, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Corruption in Public Service Delivery: Experience from South Asia’s Water and Sanitation Sector - Jennifer Davis, MIT
Community Voice as an Aid to Accountability: Experiences with Citizen Report cards - Gopakumar K. Thampi, Public Affairs Foundations, India
Improved Transparency and Service using Site Selection as a Tool - Laurent Stravato, IRC International Water and Sanitation
Anti-Corruption Efforts in the Post-tsunami Reconstruction of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure and Services in Aceh, Indonesia - Janelle Plummer