• 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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  • Stockholm World Water Week 2018

    378 organizations, 238 Sessions, 3339 Participants, 135 Countries, 15 Themes This year, once more, the SWP and its members had a strong presence at the Stockholm World Water Week 2018. It was not only due to the interactive and dynamic events at the booth, but also due to the participation in various sessions and side […]
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  • Summary: SWP Learning Event on the “Assessment of Surface and Groundwater”

    On September 6th 2018, the SWP organized at NADEL its first learning event on the topic of the “Assessment of Surface and Groundwater”. The trigger for this event was twofold: first, deepening our expertise, which is key to develop high quality solutions for water security and second, learning from one another is a huge added value […]
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  • Extended Deadline! Water Tech Firms – Match-Making Event

    Exchange on Water Innovation and Technology Participate in the Swiss- Danish Match-Making Event & Meet Water Tech Firms! The goal of this meeting is to create another opportunity to exchange KNOWLEDGE. It is your chance as SWP member to present your organization and expertise to the Danish Water Technology Group consisting of different companies active […]
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  • SWP Program at Stockholm World Water Week 2018

    Meet the SWP and its Members at the Stockholm World Water Week 2018! The official program is out – have a look! Following members are involved in the SWWW 2018 Have a look at their profiles: Antenna Foundation Brugger and Partners Ltd. Caritas Switzerland Cewas Direction Générale de l’Eau Genève Eawag Geneva Water Hub Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation […]
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  • Report: World Water Forum Brasilia, Brazil (17-23. March 2018)

    Summary Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum (WWF8) is organized by the World Water Council and takes place in a different member country. It is considered as one of the world’s largest event on water. The main objective is to mobilize various sectors of society to strengthen action for solution to water […]
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  • Join the Full Day Seminar at WWW on Entrepreneurship

    WWWeek2019 full day seminar: “Entrepreneurship Driving Water Impact for All” Every August, thousands of experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from many corners of the world flock to Stockholm for the World Water Week. The aspiration of the organiser (the Stockholm International Water Institute or SIWI) for this year’s gathering is nothing less […]
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  • Looking back on the SWP General Assembly 2019

    At this year’s SWP General Assembly (12th June), 37 participants from 29 SWP member organizations had the chance to learn more about the Swiss Association of Water Utilities (Schweizerischer Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches – SVGW) and the Swiss Water Supply Sector and to discover the Zürich Water Utility (ZüriWasser) during a guided tour. (Access […]
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  • Internship Opportunity for Swiss Residents

    Skat Consulting Ltd. is offering an opportunity for recent graduates or young professionals to conduct an internship within Skat headquarter in St-Gallen. The trainee will support the planning, preparation, organisation, implementation and evaluation of activities of the SDC water network “RésEAU”. Location: The internship will be based in St-Gallen. Duration: The working time is preferably […]
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  • New CAS in Water Sanitation and Hygiene for humanitarian and developing contexts

    Description Course Objectives  The course is designed to provide professionals with a thorough understanding of the increasing complexities of the WASH sector. It provides students with the latest contextual and technical skills to plan, design and implement sustainable activities and programmes within the framework of the fundamental principles of the WASH sector, namely public health […]
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019

    Zamir Borojevic from Binningen (BL) wins the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019 Raperswill (4th May 2019) – The national contest for young researchers, Swiss Youth in Science, closed its 53th edition recognising the efforts of the 109 participants who made it to the final. The Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019 was granted to Zamir Borojevic, a talented young […]
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  • Public consultations started on Switzerland’s new strategic approach to international cooperation

    Swiss development cooperation is to become more focused, making it more effective. This is the proposed strategic approach for Switzerland’s international cooperation, submitted for optional public consultation by the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) on 2 May 2019. Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation […]
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  • INNOVATE 4 WATER – Lusaka, Zambia | 19-20 June 2019

    Unlocking capital to support the growth of small and medium scale WASH entrepreneurs in Zambia What On June 19-20 2019 in Lusaka, during 2 days of matchmaking focusing on water and sanitation, entrepreneurship and sustainable investments, “Innovate 4 Water” will bring water nexus innovators, investors and other key stakeholders together to accelerate innovation and diffusion, […]
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  • Webinar Series: Leave No One Behind in rural water supply | RWSN

    RWSN has started with the first 2019 webinar series (on-line seminars) with a focus on “Leave No One behind” in rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 16th, 2019 until June 04th, 2019, in English, French and/or Spanish. Schedule and Topics: 16 Apr “Leave no one behind” – What does it mean for rural […]
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  • Summerschool on Water Governance

    The registration for the CAS on Water and Governance: Frameworks and Negotiation is now open. The management of water resources faces environmental, climatic, political and economic challenges. In this changing environment, innovative policies should be designed to foster collaborations between States, the civil society and the private sector. To this end, practitioners and decision-makers need […]
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  • SWP Annual Report and new Action Plan

            2018 was an inspiring and successful year for the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) filled with many highlights and high international exposure! The participation at the 8th World Water Forum and the World Water Week further strengthened the Swiss voice, while the publication of the youth strategy, the first learning event and […]
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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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  • Nominate your candidate for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize!

    The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize, honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible. Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by […]
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  • Update on SDG Monitoring and HLPF 2018

    SDG Monitoring and Swiss Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Switzerland was strongly committed to the development of the 2030 Agenda and helped to determine its content. It was actively involved in drafting the SDGs and developing the mechanism to follow up and review progress. To this end it engaged in a broad dialogue with representatives […]
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  • Call for Application: Facilitation of GWP Strategy 2020-2025

    GWP is currently implementing its 2014-2019 Strategy and is seeking consultancy support to formulate its new strategy for the period 2020-2025. In May 2018, GWP initiated a process to formulate its new strategy. A first meeting was convened in Budapest where GWPO secretariat and RWP Secretariats staff and Chairs developed initial thrusts for the strategy. […]
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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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