- Targeted information on global water issues;
- Thematic knowledge exchange, networking and dialogue opportunities;
- Visibility, access to business opportunities, information broker;
- Advocacy tools & exchange of experiences.
How to become a member
- Eligibility criteria
- SWP is open to organizations from all sectors (public, private, civil society and academia/ research) who are registered in Switzerland and have a specific interest in water or sanitation.
- You should be willing to promote sustainable and equitable use and management of water resources and universal access to water and sanitation with a special focus on the vulnerable and poor.
- You have to accept the SWP Statutes and shared values of solidarity and integrity and express your interest to become a member in written form.
- Responsibilities of a member
- SWP is an interactive platform for pre-competitive information and knowledge sharing, networking and thematic dialogue. We look for members who actively engage in the planning process, launch activities, network and share information and knowledge contributing to a dynamic platform owned by its members.
Please contact the SWP Secretariat and request further information to become a SWP member.
SWP Member Projects
Fontes – affordable water for DRC remote areas Through its local partner Fontes will provide water delivery services in DR Congo by taking over existing schemes to serve large communities living in rural and semi-urban areas. Fontes will add energy services as needed and develop the needed monitoring and payments systems. Fontes has been operating […]Read more
SteriLux – medical sterilization devices for remote areas The Steribox pictured below sterilizes medical instruments using 1000 times less water and 100 times less electricity compared to conventional sterilizers. Other assets are its ease of use, cheap consumables and affordable price. Thus it meets well the needs of health centers and smaller hospitals located outside […]Read more
Nicaragua & Honduras: sunlight pump for smallholders ennos gmbh develops and distributes the sunlight pump, a portable solar water pump for irrigation and domestic water supply in developing countries. The technology combines income, productivity and labour-saving benefits. It will be made accessible in several countries through the establishment of a supply chain and affordable payment […]Read more
Kenya: Water kiosks for villages Rural populations in northern Kenya suffer from acute water scarcity because the environment they live in is semi-arid. Local infrastructure is limited and a pastoralist lifestyle prevails. Water scarcity, poor water quality and opportunity costs (time spent searching for and collecting water, nutritional loss, etc.) lead to frequent water borne […]Read more
DR Congo: Swiss Intech for more efficient water supply The project aims to develop the market in the DRC through a network of local partners (NGOs, companies, churches, well owners, farmers’ cooperatives and individuals) and demonstration projects. In the short term, the objective is to sell 200 pumps. In the long term, the market in […]Read more
Addax Bioenergy, a division of the Swiss-based energy corporation Addax & Oryx Group (AOG) is developing an agricultural project in the Makeni region (Sierra Leone) to produce fuel ethanol for European markets. This project has been closely followed by the Swiss NGO Bread for all (Pain pour le prochain), EED and Bread for World, Germany, […]Read more
Uganda Country Mapping: The Status of Implementation and Monitoring of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
This WaterLex 2015 publication: Country Mapping: The Status of Implementation and Monitoring of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Uganda is available here to download. Executive Summary Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right, as recognized in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Human Right to Water […]Read more
Ivory Coast: quality drinking water for Addah Village The residents of Addah Village in rural Ivory Coast have been waiting for access to clean drinking water for many years. The project consists in the installation of a drinking water treatment plant NVAqua® with a capacity of 100m3/day to treat insalubrious water from a well. The […]Read more
Nepal: Rural Water Enterprise Development In the Nawalparasi district, about 79,000 people are at risk of drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic. Drinking such water over a long period is resulting in various health effects including skin problems, skin cancer, and cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung as well as other diseases. Through […]Read more
Senegal: Safe drinking water for rural populations In the Sine Saloum Delta in Senegal, the available surface and ground water is not suitable for human consumption because of high levels of salt and fluoride, causing serious illnesses. Swiss Fresh Water (SFW) has been running a pilot project in the region since May 2011, providing the […]Read more