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 assists governments in designing evidence based, innovative, precise and targeted regulation that achieves legitimate policy aims with the minimum burden on those affected.

Dr. Nidal Salim contributed to the model preparation of the RIA for water resources and will act as a consultant to support the structure, implementation plan, objectives’ definition, tools and cost/benefit analysis.  To carry this project, the International School of Economics  at TSU has put together a team of local experts to work in collaboration with other international experts.

Recently, Dr. Salim submitted a mid-term report on the analysis of the impacts of reform in the Water Sector of Georgia in terms of the EU -Georgia Association Agreement, a final report should be produced by the end of April 2017.

MOOC "Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management"

Two members of the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP), Eawag-Sandec and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are launching the free online course “Introduction to Feacal Sludge Management” on May 1st. This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development”.

Do you want learn how to apply concepts of sustainable faecal sludge management on a city-wide scale? The 5-weeks online course will be offered for free and run in English with French and Spanish subtitles.

To learn more on this MOOC, watch the trailer or read the factsheet hereafter. To sign up for the course, please go to: www.coursera.org/learn/faecalsludge

All MOOCs of Eawag can be consulted at www.eawag.ch/mooc. Other training opportunities provided by SWP members can be consulted at the Swiss Water Trainings section of the Swiss Water Partnership web page.

Arab-Swiss Water Day

The Swiss Water Partnership was present with a booth at the “Arab-Swiss Water Day” which took place on Tuesday March 28, back-to-back with the Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development in Bern. The Swiss Water Partnership was represented together with cewas and EBP Schweiz.

The “Arab-Swiss Water Day” aimed to offer a platform to exchange on strategic issues, best practices and innovative approaches to water and sanitation-related challenges until 2030. It gathered high-level representatives of the Arab Coordination Group institutions, Switzerland and other DAC member states.

Other members and partners of the Swiss Water Partnership (Eawag, photrack ag, hydrosolutions, Swiss Fresh Water and Weeconnex) were also present at the exhibition and during the day, presenting their innovative products and approaches.

New SWP Logo

As you may have noticed, the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) has a new logo ! This new logo keeps the spirit of the old one while improving its visibility and association to a water related platform.

The mountain represents Switzerland as the water tower of Europe. It is a reminder of our responsibility as an upstream country to take care of our common water resource and make sure our downstream neighbours also can benefit from it. Furthermore, it reminds us that although Switzerland is the water tower of Europe, 82% of our waterfootprint consists of water imported through products and services. We thus have to show solidarity and support countries develop and implement solutions to secure water resources for their sustainable development.

We want to do so, amongst others, by developing, sharing and implementing Swiss expertise and solutions. The colour and symbol of the country are thus also present.

Finally, the drop reminds us of the nature of the partnership, brought together around water, in all its aspects, our vital common good.

Please find the logo (png) on the following link. We kindly invite you to change the logo in your communication material. Should you need the eps file (or any other format) please contact the SWP Secretariat.

The logo also comes with a new overall corporate design. The communication material, such as the SWP flyer or the flyer of the SWP for the Stockholm World Water Week, have already been updated. Other communication documents will gradually be updated to match the new corporate design.

Call for participation : SWP Booth in Stockholm

The Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) will be present this year again at the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW). The SWWW attracts over 3‘000 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries. On the SWP booth, you will have the chance to meet the Swiss water sector actors and to assist to launches of publications, discussions and presentations. The SWP booth will this year again be a meeting place for the Swiss actors and their partners to meet and exchange.

Presence on the booth of the Swiss Water Partnership during the Stockholm World Water Week 2017

Every member of the SWP is welcomed to join the booth. By joining you will get a visual presence on one of the biggest and most visited booth during the Stockholm World Water Week. You can hold your meetings on the booth and in addition, you get a time slot on the booth during which you own it and can organise any kind of event (launch of a publication or a project, networking event, discussion, etc.). Furthermore, your organisation will be promoted on the dedicated SWP Website for Stockholm (http://www.swp-stockholm.ch).

The cost for participating on the SWP booth is of CHF 1’950.- for the week. This amount is likely to be reduced if sponsorship is obtained for the booth.

If you are interested to join the SWP booth, please contact the SWP Secretariat before May 31 (info@swisswaterpartnership.ch).

Discussion on the booth of the Swiss Water Partnership at the Stockholm World Water Week 2017