The senior management selects these processes for which the risks are identified and assessed during the WI-Analysis and the WI-Report which shows the results [see graphs and figures right]. The response to risks and further actions are subject to the WI-Plan. The whole process is managed and supervised by a WI-Coordinator and a WI-Team to implement Water Integrity at utility level. They are nominated by the senior management and have a clear mandate to act [Please refer to the graphs on the right for an up-to-date version of the WI-coordinators per country].

They coordinate the WI-Analysis and WI-Plan in workshops, meetings and interviews with the management and staff of the relevant departments and units of the water utility.

The five project phases are already based on this approach:

  1. Preparation period;
  2. WI-Analysis
  3. Regional exchange;
  4. WI-Plan; and
  5. Implementation of priority actions.
    [See graph at the right for a more-in-depth explanation of the 5 phase mentioned here] 

The regional exchange is an ongoing process and involves mainly the regional WI-Experts and trainers as well as the WI-Coordinators and the WI-Team. In conferences, also the top management and other staff members can be involved.

The Four Steps of Risk Mapping

  1. Step One:
    Overview of the utility by focusing on value chains, actors and how they interact. Define the main processes and sub-processes.
  2. Step Two:
    Identify integrity risks, warning signs, drivers, impacts, etc.
  3. Step Three:
    Identify mitigation actions and measures promoting TAP and strengthening compliance mechanism.
  4. Step Four:
    Draft and implement action plan according to priorities, approved by the top management.