Any organisation based in Switzerland working on international water issues can become a member of the SWP by accepting the SWP Statutes and shared values of the platform. Currently the SWP counts over 71 members from all sectors (private, public, research and civil society).

The SWP Steering Board consists of 11 members who have been elected as individuals into this board.

Even though elected as individuals, SB members are key decision makers in SWP member organizations across sector and scale and their affiliation includes: Eawag, ETHZ (Institute of Environmental Engineering), EBP Switzerland, WEHDI, Ecopsis, Cleantech Alps, CSD Engineers, Cewas, GIWEH,  SECO and SDC.

SWP Chair

Olga Darazs

Olga Darazs, Chair of the SWP

Olga Darazs is geologist and hydrogeologist by training and has over twenty years of project management experience. Besides of being chair of the SWP Steering Board Olga Darazs is president of the CSD Holding SA Advisory Board, as well as president of the Swiss Society for Hydrogeology. Mail >

SWP Steering Board Members

Andreas Zysset
Partner and Managing Director, Ernst Basler und Partner (EBP)

Chris Zurbrügg
Member of the Directorate Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and Senior Researcher/Group Leader Solid Waste Management

Darcy Molnar
ETHZ- Institute for Environmental Engineering

Derko Kopitopoulos
Director, Ecopsis SA

Christof Sonderegger
Program Manager, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Eric Plan
Secretary General of Cleantech Alps

Simon Zbinden
Head Global Program Water, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Johannes Heeb
Director of Cewas and Seecon

Nidal Salim
Director of the Global Institute for Water Environment and Health

Rose Alabaster
Water Environment & Human Development Initiative (WEHDI)

Abishek S Narayan
SWP Youth

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to coordinate the SWP Secretariat. The Secretariat team consists of three water experts who are sharing a full time position.

SWP Coordinator

Marisa Ruoss

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SWP Secretary General

Bernita Doornbos

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Focal point Swiss-Romandie

Sandra Fürst

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Contact SWP

Swiss Water Partnership
Maulbeerstrasse 10
CH-3011 Bern

+41 44 368 67 47