• SWP Youth Water Group | Kick-Off Meeting

     Discussing Bern-ing Questions at the first SWP Youth Water Group Meeting Swiss Young Voice – Swiss young expertise for a water secure world SWP Youth Water Group – Kick-off Event blog post author: Indira Urazova, supported by Elodie Feijoo Seara and the SWP Secretariat On September 25, 2019, young minds from all over Switzerland gathered […]
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  • Press Release: Without Water – No Peace, No Life, No Economy

    Press Release on the Importance of Water for International Cooperation:  Without Water – No Peace, No Life, No Economy On the occasion of the launch of the new 100 Swiss Franc bank note on 12th September 2019, which highlights the importance of water for humanity, symbolizes solidarity and emphasizes the long-standing humanitarian side of the country, and […]
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  • SWP Position Paper on Water

    Position Paper on Water linked to the public consultation for the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021 – 2024 The Swiss Water Partnership is delighted to present you the SWP Position Paper on water linked to the public consultation for the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021 – 2024 Four steps how you can contribute […]
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  • SWP Member Events at World Water Week

    Join the Swiss Water Partnership at World Water Week 2019! This year the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) will be present at the World Water Week. You are warmly invited to visit the SWP and its present members at the BOOTH B12 in the exhibition hall! Come by for the launches and aperitifs on key topics […]
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  • Study Tour 2019 – Part 1

    Study Tour on Integrated Water Resources Management – Part 1 From 7-13th July 2019 the Swiss Water Partnership organized the study tour for 10 delegates from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) on the topic of IWRM. Here is some of the preliminary information (the report will follow): Study Tour Background and Program Presentations: Presentations […]
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  • Become a partner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize!

    For the third year in a row, Switzerland will be present at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, held every year in Stockholm during the World Water Week. The winner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019, Zamir Borojevic from Binningen, has submitted the Swiss entry with the project “Tardigrades under the Influence of Acidic and […]
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  • General Assembly 2019 – Background Documents

    Dear SWP Members Please find hereafter the presentations from the SWP General Assembly 2019: General Assembly 2019 Presentation (statutory part afternoon) SVGW Presentation (practical part 1 morning) WVZ – Water Utility Zürich Presentation (practical part 2 morning) Other additional Documents: Call for Sponsorship: Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019 Flyer Call for Participation: RWSN Mentoring Program […]
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  • Book a Slot at the SWP Booth | World Water Week 2019

    Be part of the Swiss Hub in Stockholm!               The water conference World Water Week (WWW) has moved to the Tele2 Arena this year! Do you want to be part and take the opportunity to organize a networking aperitif or launch a product? Join the SWP Booth at the […]
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  • “Youth Ideas for Water” at Xylem Europe

    A group of passionate people ranging from high school students to retired and renowned experts came together in Schaffhausen to exchange on a common interest: water! The event “Youth Ideas for Water” was organized by the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) and Xylem Inc. within the frame of the “Swiss Junior Water Prize”, aiming to fostering […]
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  • The 5th International Conference on Water , Environment and Climate Change

    GIWEH is delighted to announce the upcoming International Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change. The conference will take place on the 6th to the 8th of April at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in Alexandria, Egypt. With over 400 attendees from civil society, academia, private sector, and government, this conference will be an invaluable […]
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  • THE WATER DIPLOMAT

      Launch of The Water Diplomat Media Platform Media engagement is instrumental to raise awareness on water issues. However, to date, there is no media platform centralising and organising hydropolitical information in a consistent manner at a global level. The degree of complexity related to water issues further requires expertise in identifying and following the […]
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  • World Water Camp – Call for Masterstudents

    To all the Young Water Experts, check out the opportunity to join the World Water Camp 2020! The VIA University College of Denmark and a number of Danish sponsors have gone together to create a possibility for 50 students from all over the world to win a fully paid trip to Denmark in connection to […]
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  • New Tool: Blue Peace Index

        The Blue Peace Index 2019 has been developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The Blue Peace Index is a unique mechanism for comprehensively assessing what countries and basins are doing to manage water sustainably and equitably. Aimed at policy makers, practitioners, international organisations and […]
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  • EPFL Design Projects | Research on a Special Topic for Your Organization

    !Join a collaboration with the EPFL! Interested SWP members are invited to collaborate with the EPFL in regard of their Master course for students enrolled in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (10 credits). The interested SWP members can choose from a list of research topics (see link below) for the spring semester 2020 that are relevant […]
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  • Call for Participation: Innovative Solutions for less Damaging Small-Scale Mining

    Innovative Solutions for less Damaging Small-Scale Mining Are you passionate about finding solutions that make small-scale and artisanal mining less damaging to communities and the environment? Apply to the #ASMGrandChallenge:  Check out the official website HERE! This $750,000 innovation competition is aiming to transform the impacts of sourcing the raw materials used in our computers, […]
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  • Young Water Scientists Call for Climate Action

    Statement from the Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners 2019 to the United Nations General Assembly On Friday 28th September, as young people around the world demonstrated for climate action, the Statement from the Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners 2019 to the United Nations General Assembly was released. The statement was first presented at the World Water […]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Call for grant applications – Fog collection and fog net technology projects

    Collecting water from fog offers an unexplored source for water in many regions across the globe where other options are not available. Recent projects have shown that a single fog collector of some 50 square meters can collect over 1.000 litres of drinking water per fog day. The history of fog water collection is long. […]
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  • The 5th International Conference on Water , Environment and Climate Change

    GIWEH is delighted to announce the upcoming International Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change. The conference will take place on the 6th to the 8th of April at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in Alexandria, Egypt. With over 400 attendees from civil society, academia, private sector, and government, this conference will be an invaluable […]
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  • Call for Abstracts | European Water Association

    The European Water Association (EWA) Spring Conference organized by the Danish Water Forum (DWF) in cooperation with ATV Soil and Groundwater to take place in Copenhagen 9 – 10 May 2019 herewith invites authors to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters. The theme for the conference is Advanced Technologies and Solutions for Groundwater Management […]
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Thomas Zeller (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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