HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is one of the most experienced and largest Swiss development organisations. It has long standing experience in improving access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in a number of developing countries. Promoting the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation is a fundamental aspect of its work.



Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • National/transboundary watershed management (incl. policy/institutional issues)
  • Data collection and modelling (GIS, hydrology, etc.)
  • Water policy (processes at international & national levels)

Water for people

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Human right to water and sanitation (include water quality, equity, accountability, etc.)
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
    Sanitation technologies
  • Hygiene promotion and behavior changes
  • Operation and maintenance, monitoring (soft aspects)

Water for food

  • Irrigation techniques (e.g. efficiency of irrigation technologies)
  • Operation and maintenance of infrastructure (soft aspects)
  • Supply chains & commercialization

Water for nature

  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • DRR

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Agnès Montangero - agnes.montangero@helvetas.org


  • Water Resources Management Programme Nepal

    Most of the drinking water systems in the hill areas are gravity flow systems using natural spring water. The water sources may be used or claimed by several hamlets for different purposes. Thus, water resources planning at local level are an essential step towards sustainable and equitable resource management. The Water Resources Management Programme (WARM-P) […]
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  • Water for healthy schools and safe births in Benin

    Having to bring the water you need for childbirth to the maternity with you? That used to be a common practice at the Sirarou maternity ward until three years ago. Now there is a well that supplies the maternity and the nearby school with clean water. Read more
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