• Call for participation: SWP Booth at eco.natukongress

    Banner Naturkongress
    The Swiss Water Partnership will be present at the eco.naturkongress on March 31 in Basel. Next to the two workshops on Switzerland’s imported water risk and on South-North coordination in the water sector, the SWP will hold a booth throughout the day in the conference centre. Interested members are invited to join the booth to […]
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  • Call for participation: Arab-Swiss Water Day

    The Swiss Water Partnership will be present with a booth at the “Arab-Swiss Water Day” which will take place on Tuesday March 28, back-to-back with the Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development in Bern which takes place the day before.The Swiss Water Partnership booth can provide space for six members to present themselves via the Swiss Water […]
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  • Monitoring SDG 6 and SWP 5 years anniversary

    At the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Swiss Water Partnership, an information event on the various ongoing discussions and processes to ensure an effective and efficient monitoring and implementation of SDG 6 took place in Bern. It gathered speakers working at various levels on the topic, from the global water governance system, to […]
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  • eco.naturkongress: Switzerland’s imported water risk

    Together with WWF Switzerland the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Nestlé, Quantis and Aquasis, the Swiss Water Partnership will hold a workshop on water risks during the eco.natukongress which will take place in Basel on 31 March. The WEF Global Risk report 2016 ranks water as the risk of highest concern for the next […]
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  • eco.naturkongress: South-North Coordination in the water sector

    Banner Naturkongress
    Together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, cewas and Swiss Bluetec Bridge, the Swiss Water Partnership will hold a workshop on South-North Cooperation in the water sector during the eco.natukongress which will take place in Basel on 31 March. The workshop is seeking to address the following questions: Which are the key success […]
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  • Call for Proposals for the Citizens’ Process of the 8th World Water Forum

    As a member of the International Steering Committee of the Citizens’ Process for the 8th World Water Forum, March 2018 , the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health is happy to announce the release of the Call for Proposals! This is the first phase of the Call for Proposals, that will review and analyze the […]
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  • Apply now for the Swiss prize for sustainable development- prix eco.ch

    In 2017, eco.ch, the Swiss Forum for Sustainable Development, is devoted to worldwide, fair and affordable access to water and sanitation. At the forum, the prix eco.ch will be awarded at the Basel Theater on 31 March. This year’s prize is looking for Swiss ideas and solutions which help address the global water crisis. Submit […]
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  • World Water Forum 2018 – Theme and Topic Coordinators

    The Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum and the World Water Council have launched a call for interest to join theme and topic coordination groups of the Forum thematic process. Deadline to apply is November 17. Please find hereafter the communication of the World Water Council to its members (the Swiss Water Partnership is […]
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  • Stockholm World Water Week 2017 – Preparation Meeting

    In order to prepare the participation of the Swiss Water Parntership and its members at the Stockholm World Water Week 2017, we would like to remind you of the first preparatory meeting which will take place on November 16 in Bern, from 14:15 to 16:15. The objective of the meeting is to go as far […]
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  • Coordinator Swiss Water Partnership (80-100 %)

    Networking Event of the Swiss Water Partnership
    The Swiss Water Partnership Secretariat, hosted by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, is looking for a new coordinator of the partnership. YOUR MAIN TASKS Support the development of a yearly work-programme Maintain regular contact with the SWP members and approach potential new members Organise, coordinate and facilitate the presence of the SWP in relevant Swiss and international […]
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  • eco.naturkongress: Switzerland’s imported water risk

    Together with WWF Switzerland the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Nestlé, Quantis and Aquasis, the Swiss Water Partnership will hold a workshop on water risks during the eco.natukongress which will take place in Basel on 31 March. The WEF Global Risk report 2016 ranks water as the risk of highest concern for the next […]
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  • eco.naturkongress: South-North Coordination in the water sector

    Banner Naturkongress
    Together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, cewas and Swiss Bluetec Bridge, the Swiss Water Partnership will hold a workshop on South-North Cooperation in the water sector during the eco.natukongress which will take place in Basel on 31 March. The workshop is seeking to address the following questions: Which are the key success […]
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  • Call for Proposals for the Citizens’ Process of the 8th World Water Forum

    As a member of the International Steering Committee of the Citizens’ Process for the 8th World Water Forum, March 2018 , the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health is happy to announce the release of the Call for Proposals! This is the first phase of the Call for Proposals, that will review and analyze the […]
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  • Apply now for the Swiss prize for sustainable development- prix eco.ch

    In 2017, eco.ch, the Swiss Forum for Sustainable Development, is devoted to worldwide, fair and affordable access to water and sanitation. At the forum, the prix eco.ch will be awarded at the Basel Theater on 31 March. This year’s prize is looking for Swiss ideas and solutions which help address the global water crisis. Submit […]
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  • Academic Trainee, SDC Global Program Water (100%)

    The Global Program Water of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is looking for an academic trainee starting on the 01.02.2017. Please carefully take not of the conditions for these kind of traineeships and of the application deadline which is on the 26.12.2016. The job announcement can be found here.
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  • WWF: The imported Risk

    As part of a globalized economy, Switzerland imports roughly 50 million tonnes of goods every year. Many sectors of the Swiss economy directly or indirectly depend on products from abroad. A large share of these goods originate in locations with water scarcity, deteriorating water quality, weak governance and regulatory challenges, poor infrastructure, vulnerable communities, or […]
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  • Formation régionale sur la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE) en Afrique

    WaterLex a offert une formation de deux jours sur la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (GIRE) à des représentants de ministères et de la société civile de huit pays africains francophones. Dix-neuf participants en provenance du Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, République démocratique du Congo, Maroc, Niger, Sénégal et du Tchad ont pris part à […]
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  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources

    The ETHZ Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources is a unique one year postgraduate program for professionals with backgrounds in civil or environmental engineering. The MAS is designed to generate collaboration between water professionals in Switzerland and abroad. If you are a water professional and would like gain an integrated vision of […]
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  • A year of events and training!

    From Switzerland to Cambodia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Bulgaria, The Netherlands to Lebanon, Hungary to India, Nepal to Italy: WaterLex has taken the lead at training events and meetings in many countries this year to advance the human rights to water and sanitation globally, and to bring a human-rights based-approach to many aspects […]
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  • WaterLex formation: “La Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (GIRE) en Afrique”

    Avec le soutien de la République et Canton de Genève, WaterLex accueillera cette formation à Genève pendant 1-2 Décembre: “La Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (GIRE) en Afrique: Pour une gouvernance de l’eau qui intègre les Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODDs) et les droits humains à l’eau et à l’assainissement.” Cette formation vise à permettre au public […]
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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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  • Call for Proposals for the Citizens’ Process of the 8th World Water Forum

    As a member of the International Steering Committee of the Citizens’ Process for the 8th World Water Forum, March 2018 , the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health is happy to announce the release of the Call for Proposals! This is the first phase of the Call for Proposals, that will review and analyze the […]
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  • A year of events and training!

    From Switzerland to Cambodia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Bulgaria, The Netherlands to Lebanon, Hungary to India, Nepal to Italy: WaterLex has taken the lead at training events and meetings in many countries this year to advance the human rights to water and sanitation globally, and to bring a human-rights based-approach to many aspects […]
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  • WaterLex at the 2016 Budapest Water Summit

    The Budapest Water Summit will take place 28-30 November 2016, and is organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary. The organisers have invited WaterLex to be a part of this important event. WaterLex Director General Amanda Loeffen will be speaking on “Good Water Governance […]
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  • Workshops in Nepal and India: Human Right to Safe Drinking Water

    Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) organised consultative workshops on Human Right to Safe Drinking Water in association with WaterLex and Antenna Technologies in Nepal and India. WaterLex, with Antenna Technologies, FANSA and other partners, are working on a “Safe Water Project” for scaling up safe water solutions in Nepal, India and Pakistan. In July […]
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  • WaterLex at World Water Week 2016

    Please join the WaterLex team at Stockholm World Water Week. Below you will find information on our presence, and where to find the Swiss Water Partnership Booth! We are hosting an event at the SWP Booth on Sunday, see below for more details. Equitable access to water and sanitation: sustainable growth for all Sunday 11:00-12:30 […]
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  • WaterLex General Assembly Elects Four New Members of the Board

    At the 2016 WaterLex General Assembly, the Assembly elected four new Board Members for the 2016-2019 period. WaterLex is fortunate to have the guidance and input from the newest Members: Dr. Ania Grobicki, Acting Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; Ms Cécile Molinier, former Director of the UNDP Office in Geneva; Mr François Münger […]
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  • Historic Roundtable on Middle East Water: Outcomes from the IPU Committee on Middle East Questions

    IPU group photo
    “The role of science and technology in projects of peace” was the focus of this historic meeting held in Geneva, 31 May to 2 June, 2016. WaterLex General Manager Ms Amanda Loeffen and Scientific Officer Dr Florian Thevenon presented the expertise of WaterLex to the attendees. The roundtable participants, welcomed by IPU Secretary General Mr […]
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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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