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

    More Coffee with less Water Nestlé and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will share their experiences from the public-private development partnership in Vietnam on “more coffee with less water” and look together with the audience a little further into the future and discuss challenges and opportunities ahead. The project empowers coffee farmers […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    SDC Nicaragua Nicaragua achieved by 2015 the goal of halving the number of its population without access to potable water. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has worked hand in hand with the sectoral authorities of this country since 1980. The joint work with the national government and the municipalities has resulted in a […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    SDC Bolivia The project “Disaster risk reduction” in Bolivia has been developed since 2005 to integrate the “risk prevention approach in the planning and investment for development” together municipalities and rural producers, as well as with authorities and technicians of the governments and ministries at the national level. The initiatives are developed in the sectors […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    SuizAgua El Agua nos Une – SuizAgua is a partnership among the Swiss cooperation and national government institutions, business associations and companies in Colombia, Peru and Chile, which focuses on increasing companies’ awareness on water related risks to take action to manage and reduce impacts on water in their production sites, value chains and to lead […]
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  • Swiss Pavilion Participants | World Water Forum 2018 | Brasilia

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is well known and appreciated for its long lasting support and its innovative and comprehensive approaches in water-related projects. Priority in support covers aspects of water supply and sanitation in rural areas and in small towns, as well as integrated water […]
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  • UCAN- United Communities Academia Network

    During the 8th World Water Forum (WWF8), March 20, 2018, in Brasilia, Brazil, GIWEH launched an initiative for cooperation  that unites and connects organizational communities with academia so as to create a strong  and active network (United Communities Academia Network – UCAN). This initiative was launched at the Swiss Pavillon at a special event – […]
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  • AGUASAN MEETING N°137 “Community of Practice (CoP): CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

    The 137th meeting of the AGUASAN Community of Practice (CoP) will be jointly held with the AGUASAN Workshop 2018 on Tuesday, June 26th on the topic of “Leveraging the data revolution – informed decision-making for better water and sanitation management”. This is an exclusive opportunity for Swiss-based water and sanitation professionals to get to know the AGUASAN CoP and […]
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  • Swiss Junior Water Prize 2018

    Laura Bauer from Jona (SG) wins the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2018 Neuchâtel (28th April 2018) – The national contest for young researchers, Swiss Youth in Science, closed its 52th edition recognising the efforts of the 116 participants who made it to the final. The Swiss Junior Water Prize 2018 was granted to Laura Bauer, a […]
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  • SWP Steering Board Elections 2018

    Situation In 2018, out of the 12 Steering Board (SB) Members, 8 are facing the end of mandate. Two Steering Board Members out of the 8 have decided to end their mandate officially this year at the General Assembly (red in table below) meaning two seats are open for the SB elections: Jean-Benoit Charrin, Farmstrong […]
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  • Soutien Sans Frontières

            Documents: Projects 2017-2022 Profile (English) Profile (French)
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  • 2nd Call for Dam Safety Experts

    Are you a Dam Safety Specialist? On behalf of the World Bank, the Swiss Water Partnership is launching a second round of call for experts in the field of “Dam Safety”. Required languages: French & Spanish. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The World Bank is seeking for highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as a Dam […]
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  • White Paper: Impact Investing for Water

    Waterpreneurs has recently published a white paper on “impact investing for water – innovative finance for scaling-up water, sanitation and hygiene market-based solutions”(March, 2018) Take a look! The document is also available on their website.
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  • Call for Technologies!

    Inputs on technologies for water treatment of management systems wanted! We have the great opportunity to feature SWP members in the May newsletter of the Cleantech Cluster from Switzerland Global Enterprise. The Newsletter goes out to over 700 companies registered in the CUBE database, many of them are active in the cleantech field. LINK: https://www.s-ge.com/en/article/news/cleantech-cube […]
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  • Call: Presentation at the General Assembly 2018

    This is your Chance! Present your Organization at the SWP General Assembly! In regard of the annual General Assembly (GA) on 29th May 2018 in Henniez, the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) will provide space in the afternoon sessions for one member organization per sector (private, research, professional network & association, public, non-profit) to present their […]
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  • Steering Board: Call for Candidatures

    The Swiss Water Partnership is looking for new candidates to complete its Steering Board Are you interested in contributing through your ideas and strategic advice to the development of the Swiss Water Partnership? Interested candidates need to submit a paragraph on their curriculum and a paragraph about their motivation to be part of the Steering Board. […]
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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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  • 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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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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