Reforzar la atención internacional en la gestión sostenible del agua

Un informe que lleva por título «Una cuestión de supervivencia» está sobre la mesa.
Lanzamiento del informe final del Panel Mundial de Alto Rango para el Agua y la Paz en Ginebra. © Presencia Suiza DFAE

La COSUDE se esfuerza por que el objetivo del agua de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible sea implantado lo antes posible y el tema del agua se tenga mucho más en cuenta a nivel internacional. Las actividades de Suiza se basan en el convencimiento y la experiencia de que la gestión sostenible de los recursos hídricos es imprescindible en el desarrollo social, económico y ecológico, así como en la salvaguarda de la paz internacional.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

Los esfuerzos internacionales en materia de acceso al agua potable y al saneamiento han dado lugar a mejoras significativas, pero aun insuficientes. En la actualidad, 844 millones de personas carecen de acceso seguro al agua potable, y un tercio de la población mundial no tiene servicios de saneamiento adecuados.

La COSUDE trabaja por fortalecer la implementación del objetivo del agua de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Junto con un grupo de países, la COSUDE apoya el diálogo político global con el fin de exigir compromisos internacionales y lograr actividades específicas para la implementación del objetivo. Con su experiencia de larga data en la gestión del agua, Suiza contribuye de manera significativa a la identificación de soluciones integrales y transfronterizas. Además, la COSUDE refuerza la voz de los jóvenes en el diálogo político a nivel regional y mundial, y como potenciales especialistas en agua del futuro.

La gestión del agua es una cuestión particularmente compleja de abordar para la comunidad internacional: Suiza tiene un vasto conocimiento de este campo. El Ródano y el Rin, grandes ríos europeos que nacen en su territorio, así como los lagos transfronterizos le han reportado muchos años de experiencia en la gestión transfronteriza del agua, razón por la que puede ayudar a elaborar soluciones para otras regiones del mundo.

Trasfondo

Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible: El agua, un objetivo específico

Bajo la dirección de la COSUDE, Suiza abogó exitosamente junto a una coalición de países por la inclusión del agua como un objetivo específico en la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible. El Objetivo 6 incluye, además del acceso al agua potable, el saneamiento y la higiene, otros subobjetivos para la protección y restauración de los ecosistemas relacionados con el agua. Una gestión integral de los recursos hídricos en la que participen todos los usuarios a todos los niveles requiere también fomentar la cooperación transfronteriza entre los países.

El agua y el desarrollo humano

Con un suministro fiable de agua potable y un saneamiento básico suficiente, la población tiende a mantenerse sana, los costos médicos disminuyen y los niños faltan menos a la escuela por enfermedad. Los puntos de agua en las inmediaciones de los lugares en que se vive ahorran un tiempo precioso que, de otro modo, se gastaría en ir a buscar agua, tarea que a menudo es cosa de mujeres y niños.

El agua es también crucial para asegurar los medios de subsistencia en las zonas rurales, para la producción de alimentos y de energía, y para el crecimiento de la industria y los servicios.

Por otra parte, la falta de agua causa tensiones o incluso conflictos. 153 países comparten con uno o más países vecinos ríos, reservas de agua subterránea o lagos. Las rivalidades por los recursos tienen, por tanto, un impacto directo en la paz y la seguridad. Por el contrario, la gestión conjunta y pacífica promueve la paz y la estabilidad.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 25 – 36 de 97

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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