Call to join: Swiss Junior Water Prize

A number of Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) members, such as the Swiss Toilet Organisation (STO), cewas, and eawag, have joined hands to engage Swiss Youth in the water sector by organizing the “Swiss Junior Water Prize” (Swiss-JWP). The SWP supports this initiative and extends a call to all its members to collaborate in the realization of this award.

Swiss Junior Water Prize

The Swiss Junior Water Prize shall be awarded for the first time in 2017 and is open to young people between 15 and 20 years old, who have conducted school projects related to water and sanitation with proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The winner will be entitled to represent Switzerland in the international final in Stockholm, held during the World Water Week.

Current Partners

The Swiss-JWP is an investment in the future of the Swiss water sector powered by the effort of several people and institutions. These are the main partners joining forces for this purpose:

  • Swiss Toilet Organisation
  • Swiss Youth in Science (SYiS)
  • Swiss Water Partnership
  • cewas, eawag

Contribute

If you are interested in contributing to the Swiss Junior Water Prize you may find further information in this document. Do you want to join cewas and eawag in the jury of the prize? Do you want to offer an insight into your activities to the participants or finalists of the contest? Or do you have other ideas on how your organisation could be involved? Please contact the SWP Secretariat (lucien.blaser@swisswaterpartnership.ch) or the Swiss Toilet Organisation (karla.schlie@swisstoilet.org)

Call for participation - Study tour in Switzerland for Afghan and Pakistani delegates

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) joined hands with the Swiss Water Partnership and the Geneva Water Hub to organise a study tour in Switzerland for a delegation of Pakistani and Afghan representatives (from national and provincial level) participating at a UNECE Water Convention Meeting. The study tour takes place from October 20 to 22 in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais. The mains themes addressed are transboundary water management, flood protection and hydropower.

In the frame of this visit there is still a possibility to participate in a stakeholder dialogue session open to all Swiss Water Partnership members on a first come first served basis. This allows you to present your expertise to the delegations and to extend your network. This session takes place Saturday morning (October 22) at the Col de la Forclaz (VS). Alternatively you may also join for the lunch on Friday in Martigny (VS).

Please contact us (lucien.blaser@swisswaterpartnership.ch) in case you would be interested to join the stakeholder dialogue or if you would need further information about the study tour. Please also accept our apologies for the short term notification.