Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Thursday, March 21 • 14:15 - 15:45
Water Integrity: Filtering Out Corruption

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More than 40% of the world’s population currently lives in water-stressed river basins, and water demand will rise by 55% by 2050. The significant investment required to renew and upgrade infrastructure is estimated at USD 6.7 trillion by 2050 for water supply and sanitation. Increasing water demands and competition, institutional fragmentation in the water sector, monopoly in water services provision and capital intensive water investments puts water at a high risk of corruption, especially when combined with weak transparency, accountability and participation, lack of independent media and social and political instability. Annual financial losses to the sector due to corruption have been moderately estimated in excess of USD 75bn. Ultimately, corruption puts development and its sustainability at jeopardy and the achievement of the SDGs will take much longer and at a much higher cost, if accomplished at all.

This session will examine social and technological innovations to promote integrity in water in developed and developing economies. 

  • Presentation by Hamish Goldie-Scot:

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Håkan Tropp

Head, OECD Water Governance Programme, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD
Håkan Tropp leads the OECD Water Governance Programme, including the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI). Tropp has more than 20 years of experience working on water governance and institutional change, water policy reform, water economics, urban water and water integrity. He... Read More →

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Umrbek Allakulov

Research & Evidence Coordinator, Water Integrity Network (WIN)
Umrbek Allakulov is Research and Evidence Coordinator at the Water Integrity Network (WIN). He coordinates research partnerships and manages projects with a focus on corruption, its impacts, and the efficacy of integrity programs in the water sector. He has previously worked with... Read More →
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Hamish Goldie-Scot

Technical Adviser, CoST Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
Hamish Goldie-Scot is a civil engineer with 40 years’ experience of working on public infrastructure projects in developing and transition economies.  A Technical Adviser to CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, he is a longstanding proponent of mitigating corruption risks by building trust between stakeholders.  Under CoST this is achieved through a combination of data disclosure, multi-stakeholder working and the conversion of disclosed data into compelling but objective information.  Though focussed primarily on roads, his experience includes the institutional aspects of community water supply. Hamish is a founding member of the UK Anti-Corruption Forum, and a contributor to various governance-related publications... Read More →

Joannie Leclerc

Dialogue and Societal Impact Director, SUEZ
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Paul Maassen

Chief, Country Support, Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Paul Maassen started working with the Open Government Partnership in June 2012. He is currently the Chief, Country Support (CCS). He leads on the implementation of the strategy for OGPs engagement with and strategic support of all OGP stakeholders at the national and local level... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 14:15 - 15:45 CET
Room 1