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

Objeto 49 – 60 de 121

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.


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 - 31.12.2022

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.


Gestión Integral del Agua

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022

En Bolivia, Suiza ha estado apoyando al Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua en la mejora de la gestión integral del agua y de las cuencas hidrográficas durante varios años. En esta última fase del proyecto se apoya la consolidación e implementación del “Plan Nacional de Cuencas” para garantizar la seguridad hídrica y aumentar la resiliencia climática de las poblaciones vulnerables. La consolidación incluye una mejor articulación entre los distintos niveles, sectores e instituciones estatales y la sistematización y capitalización de experiencias y resultados.


SDC Education Fund

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022

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. 


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.


Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2023

Pollution causes more than 9 million premature deaths a year of which 92% occur in low and middleincome countries. Toxic pollution impedes economic and social development, costing countries around 2% of annual Gross Domestic Product. The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), assists these countries to address pollution-related issues by generating scientific evidence for raising awareness and tracking progress and by providing concrete technical and financial support.


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

25.11.2018 - 30.11.2022

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.


UNDP – Disaster Risk Management in Cox’s Bazar District

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2020

The location, climate and topography of Cox’s Bazar District makes it vulnerable to tropical cyclones and associated storm surges, flash flooding, and landslides. The influx of the Rohingya refugees have raised the population of an already poor, disaster prone-district to 3.5 million people, requiring significant upgrading of disaster risk management capacities. The project supports a comprehensive approach to developing local capacities and enables risk informed-decision making.


Water Efficiency in Rice and Cotton

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022

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.


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.

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