Contribution to Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)

The Swiss Water Partnership is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together Swiss organizations from the academic, civil society including youth, public and private sectors, to join forces and find innovative solutions for water challenges in developing and transition countries. Umbrella of Swiss water stakeholders at the international level, carrying the diversity of the Swiss voice, the SWP is an important complementary partner to SDC to accelerate the 2030 water agenda.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Conservazione delle risorse idriche
Approvvigionamento idrico
Politica del settore idrico
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025
CHF  2’152’907

Water is key to life and sustainable economic development. However, and despite multiple efforts, the world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 that aims at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Switzerland, as Europe’s water tower acknolwedges that more needs to be done to accelerate the way towards achieving SDG 6, reason why many guiding strategic documents including Switzerland's International Cooperation Strategy 2021-24 confirm water as a priority theme. Based on its multifaceted members out of Switzerland’s vibrant water sector, the Swiss Water Partnership makes Swiss water expertise available to contribute to the acceleration towards achieving SDG 6.

Obiettivi Stimulated and pooled Swiss knowhow and expertise contribute to global water security for sustainable development. 
Gruppi target

Direct: SWP members and their partners (e.g. development banks and UN agencies); Swiss students and young water professionals

Indirect: population exposed to water risks and insecurity, beneficiaries of the SWP members’ and partner’s activities.

Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1: Networking, exchange and learning - SWP members have increased their knowledge and expertise of current water related topics through the platform’s work.

Outcome 2: Building solutions together - The platform has facilitated SWP members to use existing and develop new partnerships to jointly create projects, approaches and innovations.

Outcome 3: The Swiss voice in global spaces for water security - The Swiss voice contributes to SWP members’ visibility and is promoting Swiss water innovation internationally.

Outcome 4: Platform development - The platform has used the available means of communication to share the members’ thematic expertise


Risultati principali attesi:  

Outputs 1.2 & 1.3: Swiss knowledge and expertise are shared/enriched and exchanges between young people and senior water experts enhanced

Output 2.3: SWP members contribute jointly to global policy dialogues on SDG 6

Output 3.3: Linkage of Swiss expertise/solutions to market demand

Output 4.2: mobilization of resources towards securing the financial sustainability of SWP (and independence from SDC)

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

-        Consolidation and diversification of SWP’s membership base

-        Further fostered the knowledge exchange and networking activities                        between the members

-        Founding of the SWP youth group and launching of activities

-        Supporting the development of the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International           Cooperation 21-24 by a consolidated public statement in the consultation               procedure

Insights: COVID-19 pandemic as huge challenge, since most of the national and international events needed to be cancelled/postponed.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Altra organizzazione svizzera non profit
  • Swiss Water Partnership

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Projects such as: AGUASAN Community of Practice, SolidaritEau, RésEau, World Youth Parliament for Water, etc.

Actors such as: World Bank, African Development Bank, FOEN, FOAG, ARE, BLV, etc. 

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    2’152’907 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    195’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 3 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025   (Fase in corso) Fase 2 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021   (Completed) Fase 1 01.08.2015 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)