Cualquier persona tiene derecho al agua y al saneamiento

19.11.2015, Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue, Letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware».
El acceso al agua y al saneamiento es un derecho humano. Escolares se lavan las manos delante de la letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware» en el Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue. © Andreas Steiner, COSUDE

Actualmente, existen cerca de 844 millones de personas sin acceso al agua potable. La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos cuenten con un suministro fiable de agua potable y con servicios de saneamiento suficientes. El acceso al agua potable y al saneamiento, reconocido desde el 2010 como un derecho humano, es primordial para garantizar la satisfacción de las necesidades humanas básicas.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

El agua es un bien común y su acceso, así como al saneamiento, es un derecho humano.

La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos dispongan de un suministro en agua potable y por que puedan mantener una higiene correcta gracias a la presencia de instalaciones sanitarias, así como por fomentar el tratamiento de las aguas residuales. Suiza cuenta con una vasta y reconocida experiencia a escala internacional en materia de agua y apoya un gran número de actividades:

  • Investigación aplicada e innovación
  • Mecanismo de financiación mundial destinado a mejorar el acceso al agua y a las instalaciones de saneamiento
  • Desarrollo de nuevos enfoques para conseguir servicios y nuevas cooperaciones con el sector privado «water stewardship»
  • Ampliación de los programas que cubren las infraestructuras. Garantiza también el buen funcionamiento de las instalaciones mediante el fomento de la capacitación y la formación.

Las experiencias registradas integran a la COSUDE en el diálogo político entre los gobiernos, el sector privado y la sociedad civil con el fin de promover un aprendizaje mutuo e impulsar la aplicación de soluciones operativas y sostenibles a lo largo de todo el planeta.

Contexto

Se estima que hoy día cerca de 844 millones de personas carecen de acceso al agua potable. Además, 2300 millones de personas viven sin instalaciones sanitarias adecuadas y 892 millones siguen practicando la defecación al aire libre.

Estas condiciones de higiene deficiente son responsables del 80% de las enfermedades que afectan a los países en desarrollo. En el mundo, cada día mueren 1000 niños menores de 5 años por una enfermedad diarreica. Sin embargo, el problema no radica en la falta de agua sino, más bien, en la ausencia de compromisos financieros, nacionales e internacionales para poder permitir el acceso del agua con un nivel adecuado de calidad a los lugares donde sea necesario. Por esta razón, la COSUDE aboga por la cooperación con todos los actores implicados con el objetivo de crear un sistema que permita a cualquier persona el acceso al agua potable limpia a largo plazo.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

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Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership to achieve a water-secure world for all

01.07.2026 - 31.12.2030

The Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) of the World Bank Water Global Practice is a global partnership with the objective to address the water and sanitation challenge in an integrated manner, as set out by the Global Sustainable Development Goal 6. This SDC support will promote innovative global knowledge production and exchange, dialogue and partnerships, as well as country-level support across regions at global scale.


UN-Water: Strengthening the Global Water Architecture for the effective achievement of the 2030 Agenda

01.01.2026 - 31.12.2030

UN-Water has now firmly established itself as a major actor in water and in coordinating UN agencies to speak as one voice for water. SDC’s support to UN-Water’s core budget is crucial to ensure that the political ambition of the 2030 Agenda for water and its related targets has an efficient institutional setting allowing an integrated monitoring and an efficient follow-up and review and strong coordination between UN agencies. UN-Water will be key to bring a more effective, integrated and coordinated approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda with regards to water and sanitation and to review progress.


Solar Irrigation for Agriculture Resilience (SoLAR)

01.07.2024 - 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.


Sustainable water management for food security and nutrition in agriculture and food systems

01.07.2023 - 31.03.2027

Agriculture accounts globally for 70% freshwater use. Inefficient water use, water pollution, climate change and increasing global water demand puts agriculture under pressure, as well for smallholders. SDC can build on successful experiences in this domain and will support projects in Africa in ecologically sustainable water management in smallholder agriculture and food systems, improve smallholders’ economic and social situation and increase the resilience of their livelihoods.


Blue Peace: Unlocking the value of transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments

01.07.2023 - 31.12.2029

In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals government efforts do not suffice, large private capitals deployed towards development are needed. Switzerland has a comparative advantage as innovative finance hub. Building on this, SDC contributes to the development of innovative financial products that enable transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments with aim to contribute to sustainable development and peace.


Research for action

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2030

The 2017 Joint Monitoring Report, published in July, states that serious efforts have been made since the Millennium Development Goals to improve access to safe water and sanitation around the world. However, disparities remain, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and for the rural poor, more drastic for sanitation. This project aims to reduce this gap, by supporting applied research, transformative innovations, capacity development and networking, which will answer to the needs and requirements of the targeted population.


Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Management

01.03.2022 - 28.02.2026

The project will allow people to use safe and affordable drinking water as well as equitable sanitation and hygiene thereby progressing towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 in Tajikistan. An integrated planning approach supports the building of the local and national capacities and strengthen the policy frameworks to enable sustainable Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH services to the population of Eastern Khatlon and Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO).


Sustainable Natural Resources Management (NRM) for Enhanced Pastoralist Food Security in the Borana Zone, Ethiopia.

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2027

Natural resources, particularly water and pasture, are among the key determinants of pastoralist livelihoods’ sustainability. The proposed Project contributes to the outcomes of the SDC’s Food Security Domain as stipulated in the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Horn of Africa. It aims at improving pastoralist food security and adaptive capacities in the lowlands of Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia, through enhancing the sustainable management of natural resources.


GVCD - Gaza Vulnerable Communities Development Programme

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024

Through the Gaza Vulnerable Communities Development Programme, Switzerland contributes to covering basic needs and fostering social cohesion in the Gaza Strip. The successful intervention model applied in the 1st Phase is extended and scaled up under this 2nd Phase. Small infrastructure projects addressing basic needs of vulnerable communities serve as an entry point for a local dialogue on development priorities, enabled through building the capacities of both duty bearers and right holders, including youth and women.


Contribution to Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

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.


City-to-City Partnership Hawassa – Lugano

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026

This contribution supports an innovative Swiss-Ethiopian municipal twinning partnership to enhance capacity at the sub-national level to manage access to drinking water in good quantity and quality according to the Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 and 6.3 in underserved communities. The partnership will be accompanied by a research and education component, involving local and Swiss innovative university partnerships.


RAPID+ The Kenya Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development Plus

01.11.2021 - 31.10.2026

Pastoralist communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) have for a very long time adapted to the harsh environments to derive livelihoods (mainly livestock). Communities in the ASALs are facing multiple pressures of climate change, degraded natural resources and conflicts. This program supports the historically marginalised and under-developed pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya to access safe, reliable and affordable Water and manage their rangeland ecosystem sustainably.  

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