Combating corruption and promoting integrity in global water governance

In The Secret of Divine Civilization, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá supported the positive governance reforms of the time, to promote equity and righteousness and combat corruption. Today, the international community promotes integrity in governance, based on a growing body of lessons in transparency, accountability, participation and anti-corruption measures. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 for water and sanitation will require reforms of integrity in this key sphere. This presentation, based on recent global research, will share concepts, prospects and approaches for urban water integrity.

  • Darren Hedley

    Darren Hedley is a program and policy management consultant working in the field of food and livelihood security, water supply, gender and governance, and Adjunct Professor of Global Development Studies at the University of Calgary. He has worked for 30 years in the development field, over half of which was resident in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. His PhD in public policy focuses on the multi-stakeholder networks for urban poverty reduction and water supply management. He recently led a team preparing the Water Integrity Global Outlook report.


45th Annual Conference

In the Footsteps of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá: Contributing to the Discourses of Our Time


The views expressed in this recording are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Association for Bahá’í Studies, nor the authoritative explications of Bahá’í writings.