• 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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  • 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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  • Young scientists from SJWP address leaders attending COP25

    “They are our future, the next generation can continue where we left off. But before they can do it, we need to start taking action, now.”   Zamir Borojevic, winner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019 and fellow finalist of this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize sent a messages to the international leaders gathering […]
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  • Report: Swiss Junior Water Prize

    As winner of the Swiss-JWP, Zamir Borojevic was entitled to represent Switzerland at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during the last week of August 2019. This is the most prestigious event dedicated to water and Mr. Borojevic proved to be a worthy ambassador of Swiss youth, displaying deep knowledge on the subject of his […]
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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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  • 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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  • Young scientists from SJWP address leaders attending COP25

    “They are our future, the next generation can continue where we left off. But before they can do it, we need to start taking action, now.”   Zamir Borojevic, winner of the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2019 and fellow finalist of this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize sent a messages to the international leaders gathering […]
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  • Summary | Geneva Peace Week Event – Water and Conflicts

    This event started with the presentation of the winners of the blue peace initiative and was followed by three interactive dialogue sessions that each featured one young professional and one senior professional on the theme of water and peace. Sarah Dousse, Director of the International Secretariat for Water, explained the initiative “Imagine Blue Peace” and […]
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  • Report: World Water Week 2019 | Stockholm

    “Water for Society: Including All” 25-30 August 2019 With 4,000 participants, 277 sessions, 74 exhibitors and 578 convening organizations form 138 countries, the World Water Week (WWW) broke several records and experimented with new formats. One of the most noticeable trends in the water world is growing interest among young people. This was very evident […]
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  • This is what Stockholm Junior Water Prize is about!

                  Every year, tens of thousands of brilliant young minds around the world develop astonishing innovations to tackle today´s water challenges. The winners of their national competitions come together for the finals of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize during the World Water Week. The Swiss Water Partnership and the Swiss [...]
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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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  • 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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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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