El agua, un recurso vital amenazado

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La presión sobre los recursos hídricos se acentúa a nivel mundial: la demanda aumenta de manera espectacular mientras que la disponibilidad se mantiene limitada. Uno de los desafíos del siglo XXI consiste en gestionar este recurso vital y velar por una distribución equitativa y favorable al desarrollo. En calidad de depósito acuífero de Europa, Suiza cuenta con conocimientos acreditados en la gestión sostenible del agua, lo que le confiere una gran credibilidad en la Cooperación Internacional.

El crecimiento demográfico, la urbanización, el cambio climático, la contaminación medioambiental, los nuevos usos de los suelos y el desarrollo económico tienen un impacto directo en los recursos hídricos. En el año 2025, dos tercios de la población vivirá en zonas castigadas por la escasez de agua. Repartir el agua entre los usuarios garantizando la igualdad social, la eficacia económica y la viabilidad ambiental constituye una cuestión clave para el desarrollo. La COSUDE se muestra activa en materia de agua desde hace más de 30 años. Sus intervenciones abarcan diferentes ámbitos: cuestiones sociales, medio ambiente, economía, gobernanza, promoción de la innovación y la tecnología, transferencia de conocimientos, así como agua y paz (Blue Peace).

Gestión sostenible

La COSUDE promueve el uso eficiente del agua en la economía y una cooperación pacífica entre los países de cuencas hidrográficas transfronterizas

Prioridad internacional

La COSUDE trabaja por que el objetivo en materia de agua de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible se implemente lo antes posible y por que se refuerce la tematización de la gestión sostenible del agua a nivel internacional

Derecho al agua y al saneamiento

La COSUDE acomete esfuerzos mediante proyectos concretos y a través de su diálogo político para que los Derechos Humanos en materia de agua y saneamiento sean implementados

Blue Peace: El agua como instrumento de paz

Suiza responde con las líneas de acción en materia de agua y seguridad, “Swiss Toolbox” para Blue Peace, al desafío que plantea la creciente demanda de agua a nivel mundial

El agua en crisis

Salvaguardar el agua es hoy día uno de los mayores desafíos. En todo el mundo aumenta la necesidad mientras que la disponibilidad se estanca. Suiza se compromete en la labor de conseguir saneamientos seguros, acceso al agua potable y una distribución justa.

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Documentos

Proyectos actuales

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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.


Territorial water governance in the Gulf of Fonseca Region - phase II

01.04.2021 - 30.06.2024

The Program facilitates the empowerment of the Watershed Councils of the Nacaome, Choluteca and Sampile rivers in the Gulf of Fonseca Region in terms of their leadership and sustainable and participatory management of the water governance system. This contributes to collaborative processes and investments in the frame of the formulation and implementation of watershed plans, indirectly benefiting 500,000 inhabitants.


Resilience for Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya

01.03.2021 - 31.07.2025

Pastoralism is a millennia old livelihood strategy adapted to the marginal and harsh environ-ments of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). In order to support pastoralists, this programme contributes to strengthening public and private institutions in the water and livestock sectors, putting policy frameworks in place to ensure efficient county-wide and cross-border water and rangeland management systems, and to increase access to water and pasture.


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.


Agua y Saneamiento Integral Rural (ASIR – SABA), FASE III

01.06.2020 - 31.07.2022

El proyecto ASIR-SABA Colombia tiene como objetivo contribuir a la gestión y gobernanza sostenible del agua y el saneamiento, así como a la salud pública, como aporte a la consolidación de la paz en zonas rurales del país. Para el logro de su objetivo, promueve el diálogo entre los diferentes actores del sector WASH en Colombia y el fortalecimiento de capacidades a nivel comunitario e institucional (nacional, departamental y municipal) para la cogestión del agua y saneamiento en zonas rurales del país.

A partir de los logros capitalizados en las dos primeras fases y los desafíos y oportunidades identificados con los diferentes actores gubernamentales del sector WASH en Colombia, COSUDE implementa la tercera y última fase de ASIR-SABA.


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.


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.


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.


Philippines: Typhoon Phanfone - Contribution to IFRC Emergency Appeal

28.12.2019 - 31.12.2020

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2 million Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance for 12 months and support to 20,000 people affected by Typhoon (TY) Phanfone/Ursula. The appeal focuses on the following sectors: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; WASH; protection; gender and inclusion (PGI); migration; community disaster preparedness and risk reduction; and National Society capacity enhancement. Therein, SDC favours humanitarian assistance to Shelter and WASH sectors.


IDB Migration Initiative (Clean drinking water and sanitation program for la Guajira)

01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022

Switzerland supports to the newly created Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was created in support of Latin American and Caribbean migrants and their host communities and accordingly contributes to deter grave development crisis by empowering communities to foster integration and consequently to strengthen stability of the region and Colombia in particular.


Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India (CapaCITIES)

16.07.2019 - 15.07.2023

India is rapidly urbanizing. The growing Indian cities are affected by climate change but are also important emitters of greenhouse gases. Phase 2 of CapaCITIES aims at enabling climate responsive urban planning in eight cities and two states. Swiss expertise in waste management, transport, water and climate finance will support development of solutions for low-carbon and climate resilient cities. The results of the project in India will be shared through global reporting mechanisms and city coalitions.


Municipal environmental management

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Based on its significant expertise in the field of sustainable waste and wastewater management Switzerland supports Bolivia in addressing its environmental challenges by consolidating models of sustainable management of wastewater treatment services and solid waste management for small and intermediate cities. In coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Water, it contributes to the implementation of public policies reinforcing the quality and efficiency of environmental services, involving local populations and institutions. This will reduce harmful effects on the health of the population.

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