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Water: Inalienable right – exhaustible resource
Equitable access to water for all is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Hundreds of millions of people are deprived of water, not because it is a rare commodity but because of poverty, social inequality and a lack of political resolve.
The SDC is aware of just how serious this situation is and places the use of water for people and their food security at the centre of its work. Agency activities cover the protection of water sources and their ecosystems, in line with the principles of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) worldwide programme.
The SDC emphasises improving farming practices and protecting water-producing ecosystems.
Additional Information and DocumentsDocuments
- Join the Movement
Coopération globale dans le domaine de l’eau
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- Water Crisis: Switzerland – part of the problem and part of the solution
Global Brief October 2012
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- Switzerland’s contribution - The achievements of SDC in 2006–2010
Results in the areas of Health, Employment, Basic and further education, Agriculture, Rule of law and democracy, Water, Humanitarian Aid, Partnering with NGOs
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- Rede Martin Dahinden: Lancierung der Swiss Water Partnership. Bern. 06.09.11
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- The Swiss Water Footprint Report: A global picture of Swiss water dependence
Switzerland’s water footprint is measured for the first time
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- Rede Martin Dahinden: Kooperation der Schweiz im Wasserbereich mit Entwicklungsländern.Bern:22.03.13
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- Un seul monde
Disponible seulement en Suisse
No. 1/2010 : Eau / Moldavie / Retrait d’une agence de coopération
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- Report on the Effectiveness of Swiss Development cooperation in the water sector
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- Water: Success Stories of Swiss Development Cooperation (Video)
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Articles and Press releases
- La Suisse assume la présidence du «Protocole eau et santé»
- Switzerland gives priority to water on the United Nations agenda
- Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter stresses the urgent need to improve the water supply throughout the world
- La Suisse participe à l'Année internationale de la coopération dans le domaine de l'eau
- The Swiss Bluetec Bridge initiative enables a Swiss start-up company to develop its technology in supplying drinking water
- Switzerland’s water footprint is measured for the first time
- Switzerland at the World Water Forum in Marseille
- Swiss Water Partnership launched
- Report “The Blue Peace: Rethinking Middle East Water”
- Switzerland at the forefront of efforts to tackle the global water challenge
- Pakistan: drinking water for 250,000 people