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Community of Practice on Water and Open Government


Tackling today’s water challenges, from expanding service delivery to cleaning up the world’s waterways, will require more than improving infrastructure and stepping up investments. Governments and civil society must also address daunting political challenges such as fragmented resource management, corruption, and inadequate, unequal access to clean water that communities rely on for their lives and livelihoods. Adopting open government reforms can help governments strengthen their institutional capacity, facilitate coordination between stakeholders, and resolve information asymmetries to promote fairer, more reliable and more efficient water and sanitation service delivery.

In 2017, Fundación Avina, the Open Government Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)Water Integrity Network (WIN), and the World Resources Institute (WRI) formed a Community of Practice (CoP) on Water and Open Government.

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Water and Sanitation in OGP

OGP members tackle disparity and safety issues in water and sanitation through commitments ranging from improving access to fighting corruption.


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Water and Open Government Declaration

Learn about the Community of Practice’s initiative to create a Water and Open Government Declaration, and take the survey:


  • Introduction to A Community of Practice on Water and Open Government (English)


  • Innovations in Water Management in the City of São Paulo: the Leading Role of Civil Society (EnglishPortuguese)
  • Making Information on the Use of Water Resources in Chile Open and Transparent (EnglishSpanish)
  • Water-Related Commitments in Mexico’s Open Government Plan (English, Spanish)
  • Fortaleciendo el sistema nacional de informacion de recursos hídricos a través del 4º Plan de Acción de OGP en Brasil (Portuguese)

Recent Content: Water and Sanitation in OGP

Isaac Aidoo

Faces of Open Government: Isaac Aidoo

Isaac shares his team's work to improve municipal services and infrastructure in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana through open government solutions.

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