L’eau – Une ressource vitale menacée

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La pression sur les ressources en eau s’accentue dans le monde: alors que les besoins augmentent de manière spectaculaire, les volumes d’eau disponibles, eux, ne changent pas. L’un des défis du XXIe siècle sera de préserver cette ressource vitale et de veiller à sa répartition équitable et favorable au développement. En tant que château d’eau de l’Europe, la Suisse dispose de compétences reconnues en matière de gestion respectueuse de l’eau, ce qui lui confère une grande crédibilité dans le contexte de la coopération internationale.

La croissance démographique, l’urbanisation, le changement climatique, la pollution, les changements dans l’utilisation des terres et la croissance économique ont une incidence directe sur les ressources hydriques. En 2025, deux tiers de l’humanité vivront dans des zones sujettes à des pénuries d’eau. Pour le développement, il est essentiel que l’égalité sociale, l’efficience économique et la viabilité environnementale soient garanties lors de la répartition de l’eau entre les utilisateurs. La DDC est active dans le domaine de l’eau depuis plus de 30 ans. Ses interventions couvrent différents aspects: questions sociales, environnement, économie, gouvernance, promotion des technologies et de l’innovation, transfert de connaissances et dialogue politique ainsi que thématique «eau et paix» (Blue Peace).

Gestion durable

La DDC favorise l’utilisation efficiente de l’eau dans les activités économiques et la coopération pacifique dans les bassins hydriques internationaux

Priorité internationale

La DDC se mobilise pour que l’objectif de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable concernant l’eau soit réalisé rapidement et que la communauté internationale accorde davantage d’attention à la gestion durable de l’eau

Accès universel

En réalisant des projets concrets et en menant un dialogue politique, la DDC œuvre pour que les droits humains en matière d’eau et d’assainissement soit garantis

Blue Peace: l’eau, un instrument de paix

Pour relever les défis que posent les besoins grandissants en eau dans le monde, la Suisse a défini des lignes d’action en matière d’eau et de sécurité (Swiss Toolbox for Blue Peace)

L’eau en crise

La protection de l’eau est l’un des plus grands défis: la demande augmente, mais la disponibilité stagne. La Suisse s’engage en faveur de l’accès à l’eau potable, d’installations sanitaires adaptées et d’une répartition équitable.

Page Internet spécialisée de la DDC sur le thème de l'eau

Informations spécialisées (actualité, documents, instruments, méthodes) sur le partage du savoir et la coopération avec des partenaires et des experts

www.sdc-water.ch

Projets actuels

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Ethiopia, UNICEF, Emergency WASH Response for the Reduction of Hunger in Borena Zone, Oromia Region

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020

The Borena Zone (Oromia Region) hosts one third of Oromia's conflict Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) between Oromo and Somali groups. Water is a priority for conflict IDP sites and local populations. UNICEF, as the lead agency for the WASH sector in development and humanitarian settings, proposes targeted interventions to respond to immediate life-saving needs by improving access to clean and safe drinking water, and support the recovery phase for both IDPs and host communities.


WaSH Support for Rohingya Refugees and Vulnerable Local Communities in Cox’s Bazar District

25.11.2018 - 24.11.2021

Basic services such as infrastructure, health, water, forest and land resources that were available prior to the Rohingya influx in Cox’s Bazar are under strain due to the massive increase in people in the area. The HYSAWA Fund will address the needs and gaps of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, targeting vulnerable host communities and refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar by enhancing capacity of Local Government Institutions. It will apply tools developed in previous Swiss programmes to improve state-citizen relations and relationships between refugees and the host communities.


Water Efficiency in Rice and Cotton

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2021

The public-private-partnership project aims at enhancing smallholder farmers’ income and water productivity in cotton and rice production through improved technologies (PUSH), increased demand of sustainable products by the private sector (PULL) and water stewardship plans (POLICY).
SDC supports a consortium with 20 partners coordinated by HELVETAS in the implementation of the PUSH-PULL-POLICY approach in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Madagascar.


Blue Peace Index

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2023

Financial investment in sustainable forms of water cooperation remains limited. Switzerland’s expertise on transboundary water management combined with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s understanding of financial investment bear the unique potential to trigger the change by developing a Blue Peace Index. The aim of such an Index is to increase the awareness on the benefits of cooperation and attracting financial resources for sustainable and resilient investment forms for water cooperation ultimately contributing to a more peaceful and stable society.


Contribution Earth Security Initiative (ESI)

01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

The ESI is an independent think tank which aims at catalyzing the global financial and industry sectors to define and leverage global finance innovations that contribute directly to cooperation between different sectors and countries for sustainable water management and poverty alleviation. This SDC contribution will promote the development of new financial mechanisms aligned with sustainable development policy objectives and priorities of developing countries to the benefit of society and natural resources.


Public Private Development Partnership to improved Plumbing Education in Ukraine

01.10.2018 - 28.02.2023

The mismatch of skills and qualifications with the needs of the economy remains an important cause of low productivity in Ukraine. This Public Private Development Partnership aims at improving the quality and relevance of vocational education and training for plumbers. Improved skills and knowledge tailored to the needs of the market will contribute to increase employability and incomes of young people.


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

01.10.2018 - 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.


Blue Peace Financing: transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments

01.10.2018 - 30.06.2023

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals government efforts do not suffice, additional private capital deployed towards sustainable development are needed. Blue Peace advocates for investments to be re-directed to two levels: transboundary entities and to municipalities. This will have a transformative impact. As a door opener, Switzerland through its partnership with UNCDF contributes to the development of innovative financial products that enable transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments leading to sustainable development and peace.


lntegrated Water Resource Management in Kosovo

01.10.2018 - 30.04.2024

The Integrated Water Resource Management project supports different stakeholders in Kosovo at the national, regional and local level for establishing an integrated water resources management approach. This approach will address issues such as pollution, rising demand for water for farming, industry and growing urban areas, and will help mitigate the impact of climate change.

 


Contribution Earth Security Initiative (ESI)

01.09.2018 - 31.03.2024

The ESI is an independent think tank which aims at catalyzing the global financial and industry sectors to define and leverage global finance innovations that contribute directly to cooperation for sustainable water management and poverty alleviation. This SDC contribution will promote the development of new financial mechanisms that are aligned with sustainable development policy objectives and priorities of developing countries to the benefit of society and natural resources.


China: Rehabilitation and management strategy for over-pumped aquifers under a changing climate

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021

In the past 30 years the aquifers in the North China plain have been over-exploited. Based on cutting-edge Sino-Swiss expertise in real-time groundwater monitoring and modelling, the project will implement groundwater and agricultural management policies to stabilize groundwater levels as a buffer to climate change induced droughts. The project will work with farmers and local authorities to facilitate policy uptake. Findings are relevant for many water-stressed countries and will be shared globally.


Solar irrigation for Agriculture Resilience (SoLAR)

01.08.2018 - 31.12.2023

Farmers increasingly rely on irrigation to counter rising temperature and rainfall variability, leading to growth in energy demand and depletion of groundwater resources. The project aims to promote solar irrigation as a water-energy solution for climate-resilient and socially inclusive agrarian livelihoods in South Asia. Swiss innovation in groundwater monitoring through electricity use, efficient solar pumps and smart micro grids will be applied in the partner countries.

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