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KFH encompasses the rectors of the seven Swiss universities of applied sciences and arts. The KFH Development and Cooperation Office is based at the Swiss university of applied sciences and arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and acts as an entry port for all development and cooperation activities, in the domains applied research, teaching and services. WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) activities are scattered in different UAS. For more information contact the DC Office at SUPSI.


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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • Data collection and modelling (GIS, hydrology, etc.)

Water for people

  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Human right to water and sanitation (include water quality, equity, accountability, etc.)
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Sanitation technologies
  • Hygiene promotion and behavior changes

Water for other uses

  • Water for energy (hydroelectric techniques, management and financing, water food energy nexus)

Water for nature

  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Water and climate change

  • Modelling

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Claudio Valsangiacomo -