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.

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DRR Backstopping services for Lima DRR Hub

01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022

It has been considered necessary and strategic for the Lima DRR and RR Hub to hire a backstopper in order to provide DRR technical assistance for specific actions in design, implementation and / or follow-up processes of Lima Hub. The backstopping activities will be aligned to the first two Programmatic Pillars of the DRR and RR Regional Concept for the Andean Region which are: Disaster Risk Reduction and Policy Dialogue.


Peru, Regional Hub Lima, Participation from Latin America - Carribean in Global DRR Platform - Geneva - May 13-17, 2019

01.03.2019 - 30.11.2019

From May 13 to 17, 2019, will be held in Geneva, the VI session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and will be hosted by the Government of Switzerland. In addition, the session will be cochaired by Switzerland and UNISDR. The GPDRR 2019 represents an opportunity for DRR partners in Latin America and the Caribbean as an important step in the process of capitalizing and consolidating contributions on DRR as relevant inputs for the Sendai Framework.


Small Actions Credit Line (Quick Impact)

01.03.2019 - 31.12.2021

The Small Actions Credit Line (Quick Impact) is a humanitarian instrument of the Swiss Embassy's cooperation office that allows a fast response to requests for moderate one-time funding of limited duration. It enables the Embassy's cooperation office in Lebanon to fund small scale development or humanitarian activities that addresses needs of refugees, IDPs, vulnerable migrants or communities at risk, supports the strategic strengthening of the portfolio of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East and which contribute to the visibility of Swiss presence in the region.


Peer to Peer Review: Towards systemic change for a water- secure world

01.02.2019 - 31.12.2030

Switzerland has a leading role in carving out solutions for the global water crisis. In order to better contribute to a water-secure world and strengthen the Swiss expertise in the water sector, synergies and alignment among strategic actors are needed. In that sense, this initiative applies a yearly peer to peer review mechanism focusing on mutual learning, innovative thinking and networking.


Water Security Middle East (Blue Peace)

01.02.2019 - 31.12.2021

In the Middle East, the dire situation of water resources demands stronger regional cooperation than ever before. The Blue Peace Middle East Initiative is the only regional platform engaging six countries around water issues. Together with its partners from academia, international organisations, civil society and the private sector, Switzerland is able to promote policy and concrete solutions for serving the most vulnerable populations leading to sustainable development and peace building. Stability in the region is in the interest of Switzerland.


Gestión integral del agua

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022

In Bolivia, Switzerland has been supporting the Ministry of the Environment and Water in improving integrated water and watershed management for several years. In this last phase of the project, support is given to the consolidation and implementation of the “Plan Nacional de Cuencas” (National Watershed Plan) to ensure water security and increase the climate resilience of vulnerable populations. Consolidation includes better coordination among various state levels, sectors and institutions and the systematization and capitalization of experiences and results.


SDC Education Fund

01.01.2019 - 30.06.2022

As part of its increased commitment for Education and of the implementation of SDC’s Education Strategy, the SDC launches an Education Fund in order to incentivize innovation and the application of new approaches in basic education/vocational skills development and through educational activities across sectors. Innovation can have a catalytic effect on the effectiveness of programmes in and through education. Education is a core enabler for sustainable development and is an important lever in Switzerland’s commitment to promote human and economic development, peace and stability. 


Contribution to the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) - Solidarity Water Europe (SWE)

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023

The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) supports and empowers civil society and youth to be active, recognized and credible stakeholders in decision-making around water and sanitation. It is recognized for its holistic and participatory approach involving wide networks of partners, including numerous Swiss-based organisations. The contribution aims to strengthen the strategic partnership with ISW in order to remain an efficient and innovative advocate for civil society and youth.


Transboundary waters governance for Sustainable Development and Blue Peace

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

With increasing tensions around the rarefication of water, Switzerland, with its central position within the European continent, has chosen the path of regional water cooperation. This programme relies on the synergistic expertise of three international partners. It endorses the approach that increasing regional dialogue and fostering joint management and financing for the shared water resources contributes to socio-economic development and regional stability in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Contr. générale SWP (2019-2021)

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

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


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.

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