Zürich University of Applied Science (ZHAW)

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Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. The Institute for Natural Resource Sciences is committed to the sustainable use
of natural resources. As pioneers in the development of sustainable solutions, the interdisciplinary, science-based practice relates to current, socially relevant issues with
thematic focus on the interfaces between society, the environment and technology. The Centre for Ecological Engineering is developing and researching a range of technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery in circulatory systems, such as Aquaculture, cultivation of microalgae, Aquaponics, closed-loop treatment for laundry wastewater and swimming ponds.

News

  • Looking Back at 2020 – SWP Youth

    The first year of SWP Youth can be described eventful despite Covid-19. Read more about the look back at 2020 here.
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  • Presentation New SWP Members 2020

    The new SWP members of 2020 presented their water projects and told us their motivation to become member of the Swiss Water Partnership. The following speakers introduced us to their projects: Michael Szönyi, Zurich Insurance Devi Bühler, Institute of Natural Resource Science, University of Applied Science Zürich (ZHAW) Tatenda Lemann, Centre for Development and Environment, [...]
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  • WWWeek at home 2020 – SWP Sessions

    On 27 August 2020 the World Water Week at home has successfully come to an end with the Swiss Water Partnership co-hosting three sessions: "Switzerland: Blessing or Curse for Water in the World?, "Water Data Scarcity - overcoming gaps for decision-making towards climate resilience" and "Solving the Water-Climate-Puzzle by connecting youth stories and decision-makers". All [...]
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  • WWWeek at home

    To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, SIWI is inviting you to join the WWWeek At Home between 24 and 28 August 2020. WWWeek At Home will bring together convenor-hosted, virtual adaptations of sessions on water and climate change originally destined for World Water Week 2020. Swiss Water Partnership is [...]
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  • Swiss investment in long-term water and sanitation solutions

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis but also has far-reaching social and economic consequences. The spread of the virus is closely related to water and sanitation as access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a fundamental determinant of health. Safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene services are an essential part of preventing disease and [...]
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  • Matura Mentoring Initiative

    Discover fascinating aspects of water by researching on some of the most relevant aspects that the aquatic sector has to offer. The expertise of the members of the Swiss Water Partnership is available to young students willing to explore up-to-date water subjects for their Matura or graduation works. Browse through the list of available subjects [...]
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Events

nanoTalk WaterThursday, 28. May 2020
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award CeremonyTuesday, 25. August 2020
WWWeek at home: “Solving the Water-Climate-Puzzle by connecting youth stories and decision-makers”Wednesday, 26. August 2020
WWWeek at home: “Switzerland: Blessing or Curse for Water in the World?”Thursday, 27. August 2020
WWWeek at home: Water DATA scarcity– overcoming gaps for decision-making towards climate resilienceThursday, 27. August 2020
SWP General Assembly 2020Thursday, 17. September 2020 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Nestlé – Virtual Field trip: Nature and water conservation program at the source of Henniez (ECO-Broye)Friday, 30. October 2020
New SWP Members PresentationWednesday, 02. December 2020
Blue Summit SwitzerlandWednesday, 27. January 2021
Swiss Water & Climate ForumTuesday, 07. September 2021 to Friday, 10. September 2021

Thematic expertise

Water for food

Research and development on soil-less cultivation technologies
(Aquaponic, Bioponic) and recirculating aquaculture systems for fish production.

Water for other uses

Decentralized treatment and reuse of laundry wastewater:
Development of a water and energy self-sufficient laundromat.

Biological wastewater treatment in swimming ponds, nutrient recovery from
wastewater with microalgae

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Devi Bühler - Devi.buehler@zhaw.ch

Projects

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Documents

English

Peer Group Analysis: Water Investment Opportunity through Funds Solutions [pdf - 3.07 MB]
Presentation New SWP Members 2020 [pdf - 22.66 MB]Presentations by - Zurich Insurance, Michael Szönyi - Institute of Natural Resource Science, University of Applied Science Zürich (ZHAW), Devi Bühler - Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Tatenda Lemann - Evodrop, Fabio Hüther - Institute of Environmental and [...]
Swiss Junior Water Prize Winner 2020 Video [external file]A presentation of the Winner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020, Anna Sidonia Marugg.
SWP Action Plan 2020-2021 [pdf - 425.87 KB]The SWP Action Plan 2020-2021 was approved by the General Assembly on 17 September 2020.
SWP Annual Report 2019 [pdf - 1.04 MB]The SWP Annual Report 2019 was approved by the General Assembly on 17 September 2020.
SWP Audit Report 2019 [pdf - 3.90 MB]The SWP Audit was conducted by Jean Frei Revisions- und Treuhand AG and the report was approved by the General Assembly on 17 September 2020.
SWP Budget 2021 [pdf - 93.69 KB]The SWP Budget 2021 was approved by the General Assembly on 17 September 2020.
SWP General Assembly 2019 – Minutes [pdf - 314.50 KB]The Minutes of the General Assembly 2019 were approved by the General Assembly on 17 September 2020.
SWP General Assembly 2020 – Minutes [pdf - 159.61 KB]
SWP Learning Event: The role of finance actors in the water sector [pdf - 3.58 MB]
SWP Youth Newsletter 2020 [pdf - 245.83 KB]
SWP Youth – Presentation SWP GA 2020 [pdf - 1.53 MB]
WWWeek at home 2020 – Presentation “Switzerland: Blessing or Curse for Water in the World?” [pdf - 41.27 MB]Presentation of the WWWeek at home Session "Switzerland: Blessing or Curse for Water in the World?"
WWWeek at home 2020 – SWP Report [pdf - 197.62 KB]
WWWeek at home 2020 – Presentation “Water Data Scarcity – overcoming gaps for decision-making towards climate resilience” [pdf - 1.58 MB]Presentation of the WWWeek at home Session "Water Data Scarcity - overcoming gaps for decision-making towards climate resilience"

German

Argumentarium “BLUE COMMUNITIES SCHWEIZ ZU DEN WASSERINITIATIVEN” [pdf - 606.91 KB]