• 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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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    Profile of each Participant Blue Peace     cewas       Geneva Institute for Water and Infrastructure (GIWEH)         Geneva Water Hub       Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation       International Secretariat for Water       Livinguard Technologies Ltd.       Nestlé S.A.       SABA+   […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    Swiss Bluetec Bridge The Swiss Bluetec Bridge strives to accelerate sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene for low-income clients in rural areas and small towns in frontier markets. How? By supporting the deployment of advanced technology and innovative business models. We offer interest-free loans, coaching and networking to start-ups, SME and social entrepreneurs at […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    GO BACK Geneva Institute for Water and Health (GIWEH) The Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH) is a Swiss, non-governmental and non-profit policy-research Institute based in Geneva. It is a dynamic think-tank fostering local and regional cooperation, enhancing technology transfer and capacity building of different stakeholders, and working closely with the most vulnerable […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    GO BACK International Secretariat of Water The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) forms a movement bringing together citizens – including young people – and organizations who are committed advocates for water. Their commitment is to ensure that all people have access to drinking water and sanitation. Building on evolving knowledge, innovative partnerships and creativity, ISW […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    SGS – Société Générale de Surveillance SGS – Água e Sustentabilidade Líder mundial em inspeção, verificação, testes e certificações, somos reconhecidos como referência global em qualidade e integridade. Para nós, sustentabilidade é fazer a gestão de um negócio lucrativo em longo prazo, levando em consideração todos os efeitos ambientais, sociais e econômicos, positivos e negativos […]
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  • World Vision Newsroom

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  • Workshop Household Water Filters in Emergency

    11. February 2019 | at Eawag in Dübendorf Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) devices are an essential element within humanitarian emergencies to improve quality of drinking water and achieve health impact. However, evidence that HWTS products are used correctly and consistently in emergency settings is limited. To increase the ability of Humanitarian Agencies […]
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  • Call for Experts | River Restoration/Renaturation

    The Global Program Water (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) is looking for experts in river restoration / renaturation available to present/transfer Swiss experience on the topic into the municipal administration of Teheran. For more information please contact Mrs. Eileen Hofstetter in case of interest or any further reference.
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  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources

    Postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources, a one year postgraduate program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. The program begins in September 2019 and is taught in English. The MAS is designed […]
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  • Why Shit Matters – TED TALK

    3 billion people worldwide live in cities without sewers or wastewater treatment plant infrastructure. This forces them to dump their waste into open waters, contaminating the drinking water for others downstream. Imagine if we could harness nutrients in wastewater instead of harming human and environmental health. Christoph Lüthi from Eawag sees a renewable, locally produced […]
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  • New Entrepreneurial Committee for Responsible Business

    New Entrepreneurial Committee for Responsible Business Launched on 26 November 2018, The “Economic Committee for Responsible Business” already has over 100 supporters from the Swiss private sector – and is open to new members. The Economic Committee for Responsible Business stands for the correct treatment of people and the environment and is committed to the […]
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  • Swiss Youth and Future Prize

    SDC and SECO sponsor initiatives run by committed young people! Are you under 35? Are you actively involved in sustainable development in an international development cooperation country?SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing […]
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  • 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind | Geneva

    Human Rights Based Solutions for Access to Water and Sanitation, Geneva, 7-8th February 2019, WIPO Conference Centre Introduction Solutions for access to water and sanitation for the people that have been left behind is an issue of human rights, whatever the cause, be it poverty, water scarcity, climate change, conflict situations or cultural and gender […]
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  • Good Water Summit-Groundwork Day

    Take part in the Good Water Summit – Groundwork day on 6th December at the Musée Romain in Lausanne. GoodFestival, Waterpreneurs, and Partners of the Swiss Water Entrepreneurship Pact, are organizing a workshop to co-create sustainable financial strategies for water, sanitation and hygiene solutions serving low-income customers. Out of the box thinking will be needed to […]
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  • Blue School Kit 2.0

    Blue Schools – Linking WASH in schools with environmental education and practice A Blue School offers a healthy learning environment and exposes students to environmentally-friendly technologies and practices that can be replicated in their communities. Blue School activities seek to inspire students as the next generation of WASH and environment sector champions—a promising path to contribute to […]
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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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  • Asian Water Forum 2018

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites you to the forthcoming Asia Water Forum 2018 on “Information, Innovation and Technology”. The Asia Pacific Region continues to develop at a tremendous rate with high economic growth, rapid urbanization, technological advancement, and associated social transformation. Water is fundamental to sustaining Asia’s progress and inclusive prosperity yet is facing serious […]
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  • SWISS WATER INTEGRITY AWARD 2017

    Controla Tu Gobierno from Mexico is winner of the SWISS WATER INTEGRITY AWARD 2017! The Swiss Water Partnership has the pleasure to announce that the Mexican organisation Controla Tu Gobierno has been awarded with the SWISS WATER INTEGRITY AWARD 2017. The organisation has developed a social accountability model that focuses on building capacities in the […]
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  • World Toilet Day – 19. November 2017

    World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. This makes sanitation central to eradicating […]
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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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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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