• General Assembly 2020 – Background Documents

    Dear SWP Members Please find hereafter the presentations from the SWP General Assembly 2020: General Assembly 2020 Presentation Presentation SDC/GPW Presentation SWP Youth Winner Swiss Junior Water Prize Video Please find hereafter the background documents for the General Assembly on 17 September 2020: Agenda General Assembly 2020 Minutes SWP General Assembly 2019 SWP Annual Report […]
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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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  • Support the Swiss Finalist until the 10th August!

    The Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 is carried out online! Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to all areas, 30 countries managed to pull out their national competitions and the selected projects are competing to win the international award. Additionally to the prestigious prize, which will be designated as usual by the jury of international […]
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  • Swiss Entry to the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020

    Despite the cancellation of the Stockholm World Water Week 2020, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 will be carried out in a modified format. Most countries were able to pull out National Contests under the current challenging situation, and the finalists have already submitted their projects to be evaluated by the international jury. This year, […]
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  • Call for Youth Project Proposals 2020

    We are delighted to announce the first call for youth project proposals by SWP Youth, under the umbrella of the youth strategy by the Swiss Water Partnership. Enthusiastic young water teams can apply by July 15th 2020 for a seed grant of up to 1000 CHF ! Find out how to apply.    
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020

    Anna Sidonia Marugg from Zuoz (GB) wins the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020 Bern (24th April 2020) – The national contest for young researchers, Swiss Youth in Science, celebrated its 54th edition with the participation of 136 finalists from 20 cantons. This year, the competition had to be conducted online, which meant a considerable challenge […]
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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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  • Postgraduate studies in Sustainable Water Resources at ETH Zurich – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources, a one year full time study and research program at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich. The MAS is designed to advance the knowledge of engineers, scientists, and water resources managers on sustainable water use in a changing [...]
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  • Save the Date: The 1st Swiss Water and Climate Forum in 2021

    cewas is happy to present the Swiss Water and Climate Forum: The Forum is a Platform for tackling global challenges on a regional level and creating a water and climate smart future. The event is open to innovators, pioneers and change makers from public and private sector as well as from research and civil society. […]
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  • 45th Session Human Right Council_Online side-event – Ten years after the proclamation of the right to water: challenges and perspectives in times of crisis

    Sep 23, 2020 | 13:00 pm – 14:45 pm  The Geneva Water Hub together with the Permanent Mission of Togo to the UN Office in Geneva and UNICEF is organizing a side-event during the current session of the Human Rights Council. The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the proclamation of the right to […]
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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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  • Support the Swiss Finalist until the 10th August!

    The Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 is carried out online! Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to all areas, 30 countries managed to pull out their national competitions and the selected projects are competing to win the international award. Additionally to the prestigious prize, which will be designated as usual by the jury of international […]
    Read more
  • Swiss Entry to the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020

    Despite the cancellation of the Stockholm World Water Week 2020, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 will be carried out in a modified format. Most countries were able to pull out National Contests under the current challenging situation, and the finalists have already submitted their projects to be evaluated by the international jury. This year, […]
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020

    Anna Sidonia Marugg from Zuoz (GB) wins the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020 Bern (24th April 2020) – The national contest for young researchers, Swiss Youth in Science, celebrated its 54th edition with the participation of 136 finalists from 20 cantons. This year, the competition had to be conducted online, which meant a considerable challenge […]
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  • Postgraduate studies in Sustainable Water Resources at ETH Zurich – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources, a one year full time study and research program at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich. The MAS is designed to advance the knowledge of engineers, scientists, and water resources managers on sustainable water use in a changing [...]
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize: Sharing experiences with a new generation

    Bern, 18th January 2020. Zamir Borojevic, Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019, shared the stage with Anna-Katharina Funk during the eliminatory workshop of Swiss Youth in Science (SYiS). Both Alumni shared their valuable experiences with a group of students participating in this year’s contest. Every year, hundreds of students countrywide submit projects to participate in SYiS. […]
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize: visit to the House of Government in Bern

    Every year, young talents who reach the highest scores at the National Contest Swiss Youth in Science are invited to spend a day at the House of Government in Bern, where they are hosted by the Federal President in turn. Zamir Borojevic, winner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019, who reached the excellent mark […]
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  • Peer Group Analysis: Water Investment Opportunity through Funds Solutions

    The Water Investment Opportunity through Funds Solutions This analysis looks at investments in water through various fund solutions. Such funds claim a sustainable investment mandate and are investing in various companies mainly in the  industrials, utilities, healthcare and technology sectors that aim to improve the efficient use of water, its access, service, stewardship and treatment. […]
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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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  • Water Job Offer | Youth Project Manager

    If you are a young water enthusiast, this might be for you!! The International Secretariat for Water is looking for a new team member! Working with them means: 💦 Joining a #young and #dynamic team. 💦 Working with a wide network of partners #worldwide. 💦 #Inspire & be inspired by young leaders engaged for a sustainable world. 💦 Make the difference to build a peaceful […]
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  • New SDG Water Data Portal

    The SDG 6 Data Portal was launched this summer at the World Water Week 2019 in Stockholm and brings together data on all the SDG 6 global indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters. Through maps, charts and tables, the portal offers tailored options for visualization and analysis of the data, including on […]
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  • The 3th Swiss Water Congress – 26. September 2019

    ACQUA 360, the Swiss Water Congress of SVGW and VSA, will take place on 26 September 2019 in Lugano. For this congress, which is being held for the third time, the topic of safety has been chosen. The structure of the event is interactive and includes three special thematic blocks. To find out more about […]
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  • Young Professionals Call for 4-month Fellowship

    Climate and Environmental Justice Media Fellowship *Seeking 4 Young Fellows* This is an opportunity for young persons to do a four-month fellowship offered by FRIDA Fund to write about environmental justice and climate from a feminist perspective. Note: applicants must be under 30. More information and application HERE.
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  • European Youth Parliament for Water in Russia – Call for applications open

    The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is inviting young Europeans (18-30 years old) active and committed for water to participate in the 15th edition of the European Youth Parliament for Water, which will be held next September in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The proposed theme is: “The River basin: backbone of regional development”.  The Parliament will […]
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  • TOILET ACCELERATOR 2020 – CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS!

    CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS! If your work is in toilet innovation, sanitation service models, sanitary products, organic resource recovery, waste treatment, preventative and digital health, energy, cleaning services, feminine care, MHM, organic fertilisers, nutrient solutions… we want to hear from you! Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition’s specialised corporate Accelerator programme has been supporting entrepreneurs with […]
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  • SDG 6 Public Dialogue Report

    A Public Dialogue on the SDG 6 Synthesis Report was open from May to September 2018 to discuss the report and its main messages. The feedback on the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation is presented in the SDG 6 Public Dialogue Report. Background: The establishment of SDG 6, Ensure availability and sustainable management of […]
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Thomas Zeller (Founding member and former SWP Co Chair) explains SWP

Interview with Olga Darazs, Chair of the SWP

  • How did the Swiss Water Partnership come about? Water is an indispensable resource for human and economic development. The SWP came about as a result of the observation that our country, while especially well-provided with water resources, “imports” more than 80% of the fresh water used to produce the goods and services consumed in Switzerland. […]
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