APPLY NOW - MAS in Sustainable Water Resources

Postgraduate Studies in Sustainable Water Resources at ETH Zürich

Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources, a one-year full time program at ETH Zürich. The program begins in September 2018 and is taught in English.

The MAS is designed to advance the education of water professionals on the importance of water availability and water scarcity in a changing world, at the same time preparing them to face the challenges of the future. MAS alumni have gone on to work in consulting companies, in hydro-power, in risk modeling, at research organizations, as lecturers in universities, and as PhD students.

For further information, visit the MAS website, check out the MAS brochure, or write to

The deadline for application is March 31, 2018. If you are interested in joining this unique program it is recommended to start the application process now.

Update: World Water Forum 2018

Latest News on the Swiss Presence at the WWF8 in Brasilia

We are pleased to announce the participation of eleven SWP members in the well positioned 72 sqm Swiss booth at the World Water Forum 2018 (WWF8).

To get an idea of the EXPO hall and where the Swiss booth (E15) will be located, you can download the floorplan.

The results of the proposals handed in by SWP members under the different processes (citizen forum, thematic, regional, political, sustainability) should be out by the end of January 2018. If you have not received any response yet, we encourage your organization to directly contact the responsible session coordinator group leader of the respective process under the following LINK.

Together with SDC and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Brasilia the SWP is finalizing the booth design concept, which will be submitted to the official EXPO organizers on February 1st.

Further, the Swiss booth program is currently being finalized and the exact info of your slot at the Swiss booth will be communicated beginning of February.

Reminder to all Swiss Booth participants: Please fill out the template for the specially dedicated website for the WWF8 as well as send the key information about your booth slot to the SWP secretariat by February 2nd, thank you. The link with all information can be accessed HERE

Update: Working Group Nature Based Solutions for Water

Two Event Proposals Submitted for the World Water Week 2018

Last October, the SWP launched the working group on “Nature Based Solutions for Water”.

The participating SWP members have meanwhile submitted their concepts on their areas of expertise in Nature based Solutions (NbS) for water. This allowed the SWP Secretariat to identify two core topics for events:

1) NbS: A sustainable and efficient approach to disaster risk reduction;

2) Addressing the challenges to unlock financing of NbS for water

Based on these two themes the SWP has submitted two proposals for a seminar at the World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, which are currently being evaluated by the organizers of the conference.

SWP members will be informed on the next steps as soon as the results are communicated.

If you, as SWP member, would like to join this working group, you can contact the SWP Secretariat

Courses in the Field of Water

SWP Member Eawag Announces New Series of Practice-Oriented Courses in Water

These practice-oriented Eawag courses (PEAK) are designed for specialists from industry, administration and engineering or environmental consultancies. They provide up-to-date knowledge and promote exchanges among participants and between theory and practice.

For more information visit the official webpage or the course catalogue HERE.

Call for Engagement

Opportunity for Organizations to host a MAS Student

In September 2018 the NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation will welcome a new class of 24 students in the MAS in Development and Cooperation program. After a semester of coursework at ETH, these students will go abroad for a field assignment of 8-10 months. The costs for the assignment abroad (travel, living costs, insurance) are paid by SDC.

NADEL is currently looking for organizations that could offer assignments starting in February/March 2019. If your organization would be interested in hosting a MAS student, find further details in the attached file below.

 Deadline: 1. June 2018

Further details in the NADEL Info Sheet.