• Thank you Lucien!

    Lucien Blaser worked as SWP coordinator between October 2015 and May 2017. His contribution to the platform was remarkable. He considerably contributed to consolidate the platform by systematising all processes and tools, and improving the corporate design (website, flyer, newsletter layout). Lucien’s dedication to the platform was exemplary. He perfectly managed among others the Swiss […]
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  • Update World Water Forum 2018

    Open call for Participation in the Thematic Sessions The 8th World Water Forum Thematic Commission invites contributions from all around the world to support the organization and participate in the Thematic Sessions. Participation is encouraged from policy/decision-makers, academics, civil society, end-users and practitioners from the public and private sectors, both within and outside the water sector. Besides […]
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  • Invitation: Marketplace and Networking Lunch

    Meet Water Reform Leaders from Tajikistan 18th September 2017 | 12.00-14.00 | Geneva University The SWP is pleased to announce that the Study Visit on River Basin Management and Institutions has been confirmed and will take place from 18th-20th September 2017 in Geneva. SWP would like to invite its members to meet water reform leaders […]
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  • Impressions from the SWP General Assembly in May 2017

    Outdoors, in nature, near the lake shore, birds singing under the bright sun… …this is pretty much how the SWP General Assembly 2017 started. Roughly 60 members from 30 organizations gathered in Neuchâtel to continue the route to Colombier, where they were warmly welcomed by the CHYN with coffee and croissants. The group was divided into three […]
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  • Results from the SWP Steering Board Elections

    We warmly welcome our two new Steering Board Members! Rose Osinde Alabaster, Programme Director, Africa Region, WaterLex We congratulate Rose Osinde Alabaster on her election to the SWP Steering Board (SB) Committee! At our last General Assembly in May 2017, she was officially announced as winner with a clear majority of votes. Rose Osinde Alabaster is a water and […]
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  • Working Group: Nature based Solutions for Water

    Call for Participants! The SWP is launching the new working group on “Nature based solutions for water”, which is the UN Theme 2018 and will be taken up by the Stockholm World Water Week 2018. During the SWP General Assembly on 23rd May 2017, this special topic was presented by the IUCN and subsequently discussed in one of […]
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  • Reminder: Survey World Water Forum 2018

    We need your inputs in order to support you! The next edition of the World Water Forum (WWF) will take place in Brasília from 18-23 March 2018. The organisation of the forum is moving ahead fast. The program of the WWF will be mainly shaped until end of June. The survey aims to identify the intentions and modalities […]
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  • Your Expertise at the TIP Platform

            Invitation to the TIP Platform of the Korea International Water Week 2017 (KIWW 2017) Event: 20th-23rd September 2017     |     Session Proposal Deadline: 19th May 2017 You are invited to contribute your expertise to the TIP Platform in KIWW 2017. The TIP (Technology, Implementation, Policy) Platform is the signature program of the Korea […]
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  • Innovate 4 Water (I4W) – Call for Application!

    Speakers Wanted, Exhibition Spaces Available! Event: 7th-9th June 2017 – Application Deadline: 15th May 2017 Innovate 4 Water invites all SWP members interested in contributing to the event on 9th June 2017 to register and submit the topics by latest 15th May 2017. Innovate 4 Water is a matchmaking forum for sustainable development, which will […]
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  • Papers linked to SWP Workshop on water risks at Econatukongress

    The following two published papers are related to the SWP workshop on water risks held at the Econaturkongress in Basel, Switzerland, on March 31st 2017. While the first document aims at advancing corporate water stewardships, the second one focuses on the European water dependency in relation to imports. Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets This paper has been released […]
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  • #WaterGeneration: The International Secretariat for Water’s New Youth Strategy

    The International Secretariat for Water has just launched #WaterGeneration, its new youth strategy for the next five years. For more information, visit ISW’s website. Download the strategy (PDF) As part of #WaterGeneration, the ISW has a new project called #tonfuturtonclimat (Your Future, Your Climate). The goal of the project, which is driven by local youth groups, is to […]
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  • “Women Peacebuilders for Water”- Award

    Mara Tignino, member of the Geneva Water Hub, receives the Award “Women Peacebuilders for Water” At the international conference « Rules of Water, Rules for Life », organized by the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy on the 27th and 28th September 2017 in Milano, Mara Tignino, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Coordinator […]
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  • Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace: Report & Recommendations

    Launch of the Report « A Matter of Survival » On the 14th of September 2017, the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace launched the report « A Matter of Survival » at the Maison de la paix in Geneva. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 by fifteen co-convening countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Costa […]
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  • Survey: Facilitating the Financing of Market-Based WASH Projects

    Waterpreneurs has launched a questionnaire addressed to water/sanitation market-based project leaders and/or entrepreneurs. The goal of this questionnaire is twofold : Perform a global study of the water and sanitation market-based projects Facilitate the financing of the most promising projects. The market study aims at increasing visibility between the Water and Sanitation sector and the […]
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  • Launch of the E-book on Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    This report published by WaterLex and UN Environment was launched at Stockholm during the world Water Week during a seminar organised by UN Environment on “Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations”. This report published by WaterLex and UN Environment was launched at Stockholm during the World Water Week during a seminar organised by UN […]
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  • Interview WWW 2017: SWP Chair Olga Darazs on the Groundwater Paradox

    “80% of all water that we consume in Switzerland comes from abroad”. Check out the latest interview with our Chair Olga Darazs after the World Water Week 2017! Read the full intervew in French or German HERE.  
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  • New Program Online: SWP Members at World Water Week

    In regard to the World Water Week in Stockholm (27.08. – 01.09.2017) we are pleased to announce that the official website has been launched and the program of the SWP members is online. The SWP-Stockholm program can be accessed HERE. Spread the word and promote your event via the new webpage HERE.
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  • Global Program Water: New Documents

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has issued its new Strategy and Portfolio. Please find the documents below. The new Global Program Water Strategy 2017-2020 The Global Program Water Portfolio 2017
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  • Learn more about the Urban Water Agenda

    Cities have been widely recognized as important water stewards, with the capacity and ability to create incentives for a wide range of stakeholders to improve their water management. The Urban Water Agenda 2030 (UWA2030) is the newest element of the European Union’s ambitious water policy, which aims to establish a network of cities striving for […]
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  • EAWAG / Sandec Video Channel

    Check out the  EAWAG / Sandec video channel on water, sanitation and solid waste HERE.  
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  • Water Fact Finding Mission to Iran and Dubai

    20. – 25. October 2017 | Organized by Switzerland Global Enterprise and Swiss Business Hub Middle East Why should you join the Water Mission? The participant will be introduced to key contacts in the Iranian and UAE water industry, leading governmental entities, specific local companies in water engineering and consultancy, water companies who are seeking […]
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  • World Water Forum 2018: Add Your Voice!

    Join the Sustainability Discussions Since the start of this year, people from around the world have joined the Your Voice discussions on worldwaterforum8.org to help prepare for the 8th World Water Forum. The Forum is the world’s largest water-related event and takes place from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia and has elected “Sharing […]
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  • King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

    Call for application! Working towards creating global awareness and taking concrete measures to promote the cause of water is the underlying rationale behind the awarding of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize that was jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council. Falling within the overarching framework of “Cooperation […]
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  • World Water Forum 2018: Open Call

    The Thematic Commission of the 8th World Water Forum (18 – 23 March 2018 in Brasilia) has launched an open call for participation in the thematic sessions (http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/thematic-process-commission) – register your interest online before 23 August 2017 HERE.
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  • Update World Water Forum 2018

    Open call for Participation in the Thematic Sessions The 8th World Water Forum Thematic Commission invites contributions from all around the world to support the organization and participate in the Thematic Sessions. Participation is encouraged from policy/decision-makers, academics, civil society, end-users and practitioners from the public and private sectors, both within and outside the water sector. Besides […]
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  • Announcement: SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018

    Integrated Monitoring SDG6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation In order to adopt an integrated approach to SDG 6 reporting and, thereby, help policy-makers keep track of global progress, the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (working title) is being developed and planned for publication in May 2018. This report is currently feeding into […]
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  • Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

    Joint Monitoring Programme 2017 update and SDG baselines The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report presents the first global assessment of “safely managed” drinking water and sanitation services, which go beyond use of improved facilities, to include consideration of the quality of services provided. For the first time, hygiene estimates are reported for 70 countries. It presents indicators […]
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  • Water Action Hub

    The Water Action Hub (“the Hub”) is an online matchmaking tool developed by the CEO Water Mandate in collaboration with Deloitte, the German Development agency GIZ (on behalf of BMZ), and the Pacific Institute. The Hub helps companies and other organizations meet their long term water-related objectives through collective action by providing them with information […]
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  • Water and Health Conference UNC

    Where Science Meets Policy 16. – 18. October 2017 The 2017 Water and Health Conference is organized by The Water Institute at University of North Carolina (UNC). It considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. The conference themes will be the following: […]
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  • Join the Global Water Conference 2017

    16th – 17th August 2017, Myanmar Towards Sustainable Water Security in Southeast Asia: Directions, Strategies, Solutions The 2nd edition of Global Water Conference 2017 in Yangon held in conjunction with the Myanmar Sustainable Energy and Water Resources Management Week is set to provides an interactive platform for broad range of country and technical experts to […]
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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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