• Impressions from the SWP General Assembly in May 2017

    Outdoors, in nature, near the lake shore, birds singing under the bright sun… …this is pretty much how the SWP General Assembly 2017 started. Roughly 60 members from 30 organizations gathered in Neuchâtel to continue the route to Colombier, where they were warmly welcomed by the CHYN with coffee and croissants. The group was divided into three […]
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  • Results from the SWP Steering Board Elections

    We warmly welcome our two new Steering Board Members! Rose Osinde Alabaster, Programme Director, Africa Region, WaterLex We congratulate Rose Osinde Alabaster on her election to the SWP Steering Board (SB) Committee! At our last General Assembly in May 2017, she was officially announced as winner with a clear majority of votes. Rose Osinde Alabaster is a water and […]
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  • Working Group: Nature based Solutions for Water

    Call for Participants! The SWP is launching the new working group on “Nature based solutions for water”, which is the UN Theme 2018 and will be taken up by the Stockholm World Water Week 2018. During the SWP General Assembly on 23rd May 2017, this special topic was presented by the IUCN and subsequently discussed in one of […]
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  • Reminder: Survey World Water Forum 2018

    We need your inputs in order to support you! The next edition of the World Water Forum (WWF) will take place in Brasília from 18-23 March 2018. The organisation of the forum is moving ahead fast. The program of the WWF will be mainly shaped until end of June. The survey aims to identify the intentions and modalities […]
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  • Your Expertise at the TIP Platform

            Invitation to the TIP Platform of the Korea International Water Week 2017 (KIWW 2017) Event: 20th-23rd September 2017     |     Session Proposal Deadline: 19th May 2017 You are invited to contribute your expertise to the TIP Platform in KIWW 2017. The TIP (Technology, Implementation, Policy) Platform is the signature program of the Korea […]
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  • Innovate 4 Water (I4W) – Call for Application!

    Speakers Wanted, Exhibition Spaces Available! Event: 7th-9th June 2017 – Application Deadline: 15th May 2017 Innovate 4 Water invites all SWP members interested in contributing to the event on 9th June 2017 to register and submit the topics by latest 15th May 2017. Innovate 4 Water is a matchmaking forum for sustainable development, which will […]
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  • Papers linked to SWP Workshop on water risks at Econatukongress

    The following two published papers are related to the SWP workshop on water risks held at the Econaturkongress in Basel, Switzerland, on March 31st 2017. While the first document aims at advancing corporate water stewardships, the second one focuses on the European water dependency in relation to imports. Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets This paper has been released […]
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  • World Water Forum 2018: Expression of interest

    The World Water Forum (WWF) takes place every three years and it represents the world biggest water-related event. The WWF is organised by the World Water Council (WWC) – of which the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) is a member – and the host country. The WWF mobilizes the various sectors of society to strengthen action […]
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  • Singapore Water Convention 2018 – Call for Papers

    Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) – Call for Papers! The SIWW’s call for papers is now open. The Water Convention, which is the main event at the SIWW, welcomes water practitioners and leaders to share their best practices, strategies and applied technological solutions which address the challenges and provide opportunities under the following domains or […]
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  • New Coordinator of the SWP – Soraya Kohler

    Dear Colleagues I am pleased to announce that I am the new Coordinator of the Swiss Water Partnership. Until the end of May 2017, Lucien Blaser and I will share the position. I am highly motivated to continue to drive the development of the platform together with your collaboration to find solutions to global water challenges and increase the […]
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  • Call for Support: The Responsible Business Initiative

     The Responsible Business Initiative is looking for supporters from business Launched by 80 Swiss organizations, the Responsible Business Initiative foresees that Swiss companies will be legally obliged to incorporate respect for human rights and the environment in their business activities abroad. The initiative will protect human rights, including the right to water and sanitation. The […]
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  • Results from the SWP Steering Board Elections

    We warmly welcome our two new Steering Board Members! Rose Osinde Alabaster, Programme Director, Africa Region, WaterLex We congratulate Rose Osinde Alabaster on her election to the SWP Steering Board (SB) Committee! At our last General Assembly in May 2017, she was officially announced as winner with a clear majority of votes. Rose Osinde Alabaster is a water and […]
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  • MAS in Sustainable Water Resources at ETH

    Last Spots Available! There are still some places open in the ETH Zurich Institute of Environmental Engineering MAS in Sustainable Water Resources 2017/2018 program. The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources is a 1 year program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. The program begins in September 2017 and […]
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  • Will you be the 10th portfolio entrepreneur?

    Swiss Bluetec Bridge 7th call for proposals is out! Its portfolio features nine projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America.   You have an innovative technology in the water sector serving low-income customers in small towns and rural areas in frontier markets? Then check out all the details on swissbluetecbridge.ch.
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  • International Consultancy Mandate

    The Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium is looking for a Consultant to assist in preparing an approach and tools for “Blue Schools & the Water Cycle in My Environment” Place of assignment: Nairobi, Kenya and “home office” | Duration of assignment: 21 Days | Dates of assignment: July-September 2017 | Language: English (knowledge of French beneficial) Application […]
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  • Webinar: Experiences on Behaviour Change

    24th May 2017 | 4-5.15 p.m. CEST Massive resources are invested in water and sanitation facilities to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Yet, efforts to date are not sufficient to provide people with facilities. And: facilities are useless if not used properly. WASH infrastructure and WASH products must be linked up with […]
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  • cewas Start-Up Program

    Course: 9 August 2017 – 15 September 2017 | Application deadline: 18 June 2017 You or your co-workers have got a great business idea in sanitation, water or resources management? Then this Start-Up Programme from cewas is just what you need! The cewas Start-up Programme aims to support young dedicated graduates to develop their convincing ideas for a sustainable development […]
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  • Innovate 4 Water (I4W) – Call for Application!

    Speakers Wanted, Exhibition Spaces Available! Event: 7th-9th June 2017 – Application Deadline: 15th May 2017 Innovate 4 Water invites all SWP members interested in contributing to the event on 9th June 2017 to register and submit the topics by latest 15th May 2017. Innovate 4 Water is a matchmaking forum for sustainable development, which will […]
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  • World Water Forum 2018: Expression of interest

    The World Water Forum (WWF) takes place every three years and it represents the world biggest water-related event. The WWF is organised by the World Water Council (WWC) – of which the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) is a member – and the host country. The WWF mobilizes the various sectors of society to strengthen action […]
    Read more
  • New Coordinator of the SWP – Soraya Kohler

    Dear Colleagues I am pleased to announce that I am the new Coordinator of the Swiss Water Partnership. Until the end of May 2017, Lucien Blaser and I will share the position. I am highly motivated to continue to drive the development of the platform together with your collaboration to find solutions to global water challenges and increase the […]
    Read more
  • Webinar: Experiences on Behaviour Change

    24th May 2017 | 4-5.15 p.m. CEST Massive resources are invested in water and sanitation facilities to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Yet, efforts to date are not sufficient to provide people with facilities. And: facilities are useless if not used properly. WASH infrastructure and WASH products must be linked up with […]
    Read more
  • Your Expertise at the TIP Platform

            Invitation to the TIP Platform of the Korea International Water Week 2017 (KIWW 2017) Event: 20th-23rd September 2017     |     Session Proposal Deadline: 19th May 2017 You are invited to contribute your expertise to the TIP Platform in KIWW 2017. The TIP (Technology, Implementation, Policy) Platform is the signature program of the Korea […]
    Read more
  • Papers linked to SWP Workshop on water risks at Econatukongress

    The following two published papers are related to the SWP workshop on water risks held at the Econaturkongress in Basel, Switzerland, on March 31st 2017. While the first document aims at advancing corporate water stewardships, the second one focuses on the European water dependency in relation to imports. Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets This paper has been released […]
    Read more
  • Singapore Water Convention 2018 – Call for Papers

    Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) – Call for Papers! The SIWW’s call for papers is now open. The Water Convention, which is the main event at the SIWW, welcomes water practitioners and leaders to share their best practices, strategies and applied technological solutions which address the challenges and provide opportunities under the following domains or […]
    Read more
  • GIWEH’s contribution to the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), mid-term report for Georgia

    Dr. Nidal Salim was invited by the ISET Policy Institute  to act as an International Expert to contribute to the development of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for water resources management in Georgia and funded by USaid. According to USaid a Regulatory Impact Assessmen RIA) is a systematic process to making policy and regulation that […]
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  • Service regulation and human rights to water and sanitation

    The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is seeking the views and perspective of interested perspectives on the regulation of water and sanitation services in regard of these human rights. “Pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 27/7 of 2014 and 33/10 of 2016, the Special Rapporteur on the human […]
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  • JMP Report: Safely Managed Drinking Water

    WHO & UNICEF announce the new WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) 2017 Thematic Report: Safely Managed Drinking Water. JMP is responsible for the monitoring of progress towards the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related target of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. JMP was also responsible of the monitoring of the progress […]
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  • World Water Forum: Your Voice

    The organisers of the 8th World Water Forum, which will take place in Brasilia from 18 to 23 March 2018, have launched a series of on-line discussions called Your Voice. Everyone is encouraged to participate in on of the 6 ongoing thematic discussions. To participate go to worldwaterforum8.org/your-voice. The World Water Forum is reportedly “the […]
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  • Every drop counts – swimming for the right to water

    Ernst Bromeis © Das Blaue Wunder_Andrea Badrutt
    Ernst Bromeis, Ambassador for projects of Solidarit’Eau, is  famed for his long-distance swims. These water-borne expeditions have made him an ‘ambassador for water’. His recently released book details how Ernst became involved with water and with the fight to ensure that each of us on this planet gets what is rightfully her or his: the […]
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  • ReSource Award: call for application

    The ReSource Award focuses on social entrepreneurial approaches implementing the principles of sustainability in water management. The prize builds on more than ten years of experience in supporting outstanding partners heading for sustainable watershed management. An international jury awards USD 150’000 to new social entrepreneurial initiatives driving sustainable water management practices. The prize combines financial […]
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Thomas Zeller (SWP Co Chair) explains SWP

Interview with Olga Darazs, Chair of the SWP

  • How did the Swiss Water Partnership come about? Water is an indispensable resource for human and economic development. The SWP came about as a result of the observation that our country, while especially well-provided with water resources, “imports” more than 80% of the fresh water used to produce the goods and services consumed in Switzerland. […]
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