Intensificare gli sforzi internazionali per una gestione sostenibile dell’acqua

Rapporto dal titolo «Una questione di sopravvivenza» collocato su un tavolo.
Presentazione del rapporto conclusivo del Panel mondiale di alto livello sull’acqua e la pace a Ginevra. © Presenza Svizzera DFAE

La DSC si impegna affinché l’obiettivo riguardante le risorse idriche dell’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile sia attuato rapidamente e venga dato maggior peso al tema dell’acqua nel dibattito internazionale. Sulla base delle proprie esperienze, la Svizzera è fermamente convinta che la gestione sostenibile delle risorse idriche sia indispensabile per lo sviluppo sociale, economico ed ecologico e per il mantenimento della pace mondiale.

Obiettivi principali della DSC

Gli sforzi a livello internazionale si sono già tradotti in miglioramenti sostanziali, in particolare per quanto concerne l’accesso all’acqua potabile e ai servizi igienico-sanitari. I risultati non possono però ancora dirsi soddisfacenti. Tuttora 844 milioni di persone non dispongono di un accesso sicuro all’acqua pulita. Inoltre, un terzo della popolazione mondiale non dispone di servizi igienici adeguati.

La DSC si impegna a rafforzare l’attuazione dell’obiettivo riguardante le risorse idriche dell’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile. Insieme a un gruppo di paesi, sostiene il dialogo politico a livello globale nell’intento di esigere il rispetto degli impegni internazionali e lanciare attività mirate per il raggiungimento dell’obiettivo. Grazie alla sua esperienza di lungo corso nella gestione dell’acqua, la Svizzera fornisce un notevole contributo nell’ottica dell’individuazione di soluzioni transfrontaliere integrate. La DSC dà inoltre voce ai giovani, quali potenziali futuri specialisti delle risorse idriche, nel dibattito politico a livello regionale e globale.

La gestione dell’acqua è un tema particolarmente complesso che riguarda la comunità internazionale. La Svizzera vanta una vasta esperienza in questo campo. Grazie al Reno e al Rodano, i grandi fiumi europei che la attraversano, e ai laghi che segnano alcune delle sue frontiere, la Svizzera ha un’esperienza di lunga data nella gestione transfrontaliera delle acque e può quindi offrire un prezioso contributo nella ricerca di soluzioni per altre regioni del mondo.

Contesto

L’acqua: un obiettivo a pieno titolo dell’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile

Sotto la guida della DSC, la Svizzera si è impegnata con successo in una coalizione di Paesi affinché l’acqua diventasse un obiettivo idrico indipendente nell’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile. L’obiettivo 6, oltre all’accesso all’acqua potabile e ai servizi igienico-sanitari, comprende ulteriori sotto-obiettivi per la protezione e la riabilitazione di ecosistemi legati all’acqua. Prevede inoltre di incentivare la cooperazione transfrontaliera al fine di pervenire a una gestione integrata delle risorse idriche che coinvolge tutti gli utilizzatori a tutti i livelli.

L’acqua e lo sviluppo umano

Garantendo un approvvigionamento di acqua potabile e un accesso a servizi igienico-sanitari adeguati, la salute della popolazione migliora, le spese mediche si riducono e il tasso di assenteismo scolastico cala poiché i bambini sono più sani. Punti di approvvigionamento idrico situati in prossimità delle abitazioni permettono di guadagnare tempo prezioso impiegato per il trasporto dell’acqua, incombenza che generalmente spetta alle donne e ai bambini.

L’acqua è inoltre essenziale per assicurare i mezzi di sussistenza nelle zone rurali, per produrre cibo ed energia e per lo sviluppo dei settori dell’industria e dei servizi.

La scarsità d’acqua provoca, viceversa, tensioni o addirittura conflitti. Sono 153 gli Stati che condividono fiumi, riserve idriche sotterranee o laghi con uno o più Paesi limitrofi. Le rivalità riguardo alle risorse hanno quindi ripercussioni dirette sulla pace e sulla sicurezza. Una gestione comune e pacifica favorisce invece la pace e la stabilità.

Documenti

Progetti attuali

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Contribution au Mécanisme de réponse rapide (MRR) pour la riposte CoVID-19

01.09.2020 - 30.04.2021

La COVID-19 a impacté la capacité des acteurs humanitaires à conduire leurs activités alors que le pays est frappé par des mouvements de populations sans précédents. Suite à une demande du consortium du Mécanisme de réponse rapide (MRR) – dont Action contre la Faim (ACF) est le chef de file –, cette proposition de crédit a pour objectif de contribuer à atténuer les effets négatifs de l’épidémie sur la capacité des acteurs humanitaires à porter assistance aux personnes impactées par la crise actuelle.


Contribution to WHO and UNICEF for the COVID-19 response in Mozambique

01.09.2020 - 31.03.2022

With this complementary contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Switzerland supports the Government of Mozambique to reduce morbidity and mortality due to the COVID-19  pandemic. The program envisages a comprehensive approach with health and Water Sanitation Hygiene components, and aims to develop local long term pandemic preparedness and response capacities for future public health emergencies.   


Contribution to the Geneva Water Hub: a springboard in Geneva for the Global Blue Peace movement

01.08.2020 - 31.07.2023

The Geneva Water Hub (GWH) is a global centre working towards the prevention and solving of water-related tensions and conflicts, and the promotion of stability through water cooperation. It produces innovative knowledge and provides scientific networking for various actors to be used in decision-making processes. It also offers a space for dialogue and a global observatory for water and peace. The SDC contribution to the GWH aims at spearheading the Blue Peace movement, embodying two recognized competences of Switzerland: water expertise and peace mediation.


Africa Water Investment Support Pro-gramme to Water, Climate, Development and Gender (AIP-WACDEP-G)

01.08.2020 - 31.12.2021

Gender equality is essential for the water sector to develop and to contribute effectively to the sustainable development goals. The AIP-WACDEP-G programme implemented by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) aims at inducing systemic change in the management and governance of water resources towards more inclusive and equitable decision-making, practices and norms through a gender-transformative programme in five river basins across Africa.


Water and Comprehensive Sanitation Project in Rural Areas (ASIR – SABA), Phase III

01.06.2020 - 31.07.2022

The ASIR-SABA Project aims to contribute to the sustainable management and governance of water and sanitation, as well as public health, as a contribution to the consolidation of peace in rural areas of the country. To achieve its objective, the project promotes dialogue between the different actors of the WASH sector in Colombia. It also aims to strengthen the capacities at the community and institutional level (national, departmental and municipal) for the co-management of water and sanitation in rural areas of the country.

Based on the achievements capitalized by the project in its first and second phases and the challenges and opportunities identified with the different governmental actors of the WASH sector in Colombia, the SDC implements the third and final phase of the ASIR-SABA project.


Improving Health for everyone through sanitation safety planning

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2023

The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 aims to provide safely managed sanitation for all by 2030. SDC supports the scaling-up of the World Health Organization’s “Guidelines on Sanitation and Health” and its “Sanitation Safety Planning” tool which supports policymakers and practitioners build and manage safe sanitation systems. By capitalizing on Swiss expertise on sanitation, this intervention will make an important contribution to the 2030 Agenda on access to safe sanitation.


Core contribution to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2022

This core contribution to the global partnership Sanitation and Water for All hosted by UNICEF aims at strengthening the capacities of populations to enjoy their rights to water and sanitation. SWA supports countries that are off track in progressing towards the Sustainable Development Goal on water, including through a mutual accountability mechanism. The opening of an operational office of SWA in Geneva will enrich this growing community of global water actors, allowing SWA to work more closely also with key human rights and public health actors. 


Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium

01.04.2020 - 30.09.2023

The Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium (SWSC) contributes to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities in least developed and developing countries by increasing drinking water and sanitation coverage with a specific focus on WASH in schools and health care facilities. It also contributes to triggering innovation and knowledge sharing between the Swiss NGOs as well as strengthening the Swiss profile in advocacy and policy.


"Swiss Bluetec Bridge" - mettre la technologie des start-up suisses du secteur de l'eau au service des pauvres

01.02.2020 - 31.05.2024

Si les défis auxquels sont confrontés le secteur de l'eau ouvrent un large champ aux innovations technologiques, notamment dans l'approvisionnement en eau potable, ces innovations servent rarement les populations démunies. Le Swiss Bluetec Bridge rempli le vide entre soutien public aux PME et investissements privés afin que les entreprises suisses innovantes mettent de manière durable leurs technologies de pointe au service des pauvres.


Contribution to IFRC Emergency Appeal: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak

31.01.2020 - 31.12.2020

As of 06. February 2020 a total of 28’292 infections and 565 deaths have been reported with the majority of the cases occurring in China.

The preliminary Emergency Appeal from the IFRC is seeking Swiss Francs 3 Million to support Red Cross Red Crescent Societies globally, to contribute to stopping transmission of the virus, and helping to ensure the health and dignity of communities affected by the outbreak. IFRC will work closely with National Societies in countries where transmission has taken place, and on preparedness measures for all countries. The main area of focus for this response is Health and WASH, which will include risk communication and community engagement, psychosocial support, capacity building of NS on epidemic response and support. Other areas of focus are protection, gender and inclusion and migration. While at the moment the response is largely in the Asia Pacific region, the IFRC is supporting National Societies in at risk countries with preparedness activities. The IFRC at global, country and regional level is coordinating with other agencies including WHO, UNICEF and CDC in information sharing and guidance.


Strengthening Drought Resilience in Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Areas of Somali National Regional State, Ethiopia (SDR - SNRS)

01.01.2020 - 30.04.2022

Pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods in Ethiopia's Somali National Regional State (SNRS) are increasingly threatened by environmental (climatic) changes and land degradation. GIZ along with Local Government partners aims at building the resilience of vulnerable pastoralist communities through proven land rehabilitation measures, the promotion of livelihood activities and capacity development of government and private sector institutions.


Solar Irrigation for Agriculture Resilience (SoLAR)

01.01.2020 - 31.07.2027

To adapt to climate change farmers rely increasingly on irrigation, ultimately depleting groundwater resources and raising energy demand. The project aims to address these challenges by promoting solar irrigation, water efficient agriculture and groundwater governance. The project will harness Swiss expertise on hydrogeology and technical innovations to contribute to climate resilient agriculture and facilitate knowledge sharing in South Asia and at the global level.

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