Water Integrity is one path towards Good WATER GOVERNANCE

General governance requirements that rule core processes in water utilities are the following:

  • How funds from the national/municipal budget are allocated to the utility;
  • The way in which a utility is audited (internally and externally);
  • How the utility conducts procurement of goods and services;
  • How the utility manages recruitment and promotions.

 Governance requirements imposed by actors in the water sector are:

  • How water (quantity and quality) is allocated to the utilities and within utilities;
  • Which standards apply for sewage disposal and wastewater reuse;
  • How tariffs for water and sewerage services are set;
  • Which service standards apply;
  • How, when and what the utilities have to report to supervisory bodies.