State Secretariat for Economic Affairs - Economic Cooperation and Development SECO

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  • Sustainable Hydropower Conference

    The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is informing about a conference on Sustainable Hydropower, which will take place in Vienna on November 30. Please let us know if you would be interested to give an input at this conference. This conference is conducted in the framework of the IFC Southeast Europe and Central Asia […]
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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • Water policy (processes at international & national levels)
  • Corporate development of water utilities

Water for people

  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Sanitation technologies
  • Financing

Water for food

  • Operation and maintenance of infrastructure (soft aspects)

Water for other uses

  • Water for energy (hydroelectric techniques, management and financing, water food energy nexus)
  • Corporate risks and opportunities (including water footprint, waterstewardship)

Water for nature

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Water and climate change

  • Adaptation
  • Mitigation

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Info Cooperation SECO -


  • Karakol Water Supply Project (Kyrgystan)

    The city of Karakol suffers from contaminated drinking water (causing the spread of epidemic disease) and serious leakage problems; the entire water supply system requires urgent rehabilitation. The project essentially involves rebuilding the drinking water treatment plant and the most damaged part of the distribution network, as well as ground-water pumps. The project also calls […]
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  • Improvement of living conditions in the Kasserine district (Tunisia)

    Thanks to financial support for the construction of two sewage plants in Thala and Feriani (Kasserine district), over 40’000 people in the two towns are now connected to the sewage system. This improvement of basic infrastructure in disadvantaged regions helps to strengthen economic attractiveness and to reduce regional imbalances in Tunisia.
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  • Gevgelija Waste Water Treatment Plant (Macedonia)

    Wastewater Treatment Plant for 32’000 the Municipality of Gevgelija at the border to Greece. Objectives: improvement of the water quality in the river Vardar, safe irrigation downstream , fostering trans-boundary cooperation, assistance for Macedonian government to fulfil the requirements of the EU water related directives and international regulation. Read more
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