Aziza Akhmouch is leading the Water Governance Programme of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Her field of expertise covers a wide range of governance topics including multi-level governance, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, river/groundwater governance, water security and integrity. She has developed policy tools to diagnose major governance gaps in the water sector and provide policy guidance to decision-makers at different levels to bridge them. She is the author of several OECD water governance (country and cross-country) reports and working papers in the OECD, Latin America and Mediterranean region. Read More…
Daniel Valensuela – OIEau. Daniel Valensuela is a co-convener in one of the Work Streams at the Water Integrity Forum. He has worked with the GWP Secretariat for six years, where he focused on IWRM and partnerships in countries (mainly Africa), and then joined INBO and IOWater, working on institutional reform, IWRM at basin scale, water governance at national, basin and transboundary levels. Here he shares his expectations on the first Water Integrity Forum and his thoughts on water integrity in general.
Written by Moisés de la Cerda, WIN intern for online communication, specifically for the Water Integrity Forum.
This blog entry was written by Moisés de la Cerda, WIN intern for online communication, specifically for the Water Integrity Forum.
Today is the World Water Day. “Sin agua no hay vida” (“There is no life without water”) – says Daniel, a minor yet important character in the movie Even the rain, a movie from 2010 about the water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He is right: water is life. Water is a human right. But corruption in the water sector still hinders safe and sustainable access to this precious resource. Today is a fitting day to reflect on the importance of improving water integrity for better access to water and sanitation and on the difference that we can make in this fight by joining efforts, in particular as cooperation is a key theme of the water sector this year. It is also an opportunity for WIN to launch our fourth photo competition. This photo competition seeks to explore how cooperation can improve integrity in the water sector and reduce corruption. More information about this event can be found at our website.