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 61 – 72 de 97

Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership to achieve a water-secure world for all

01.09.2017 - 31.12.2030

The Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) of the World Bank Water Global Practice is a global partnership with the objective to address the water and sanitation challenge in an integrated manner, as set out by the Global Sustainable Development Goal 6. This SDC support will promote innovative global knowledge production and exchange, dialogue and partnerships, as well as country-level support across regions at global scale.


IRQ Oxfam – Integrated WASH and Protection response to conflict affected communities in Diyala governorate

01.09.2017 - 28.02.2020

A majority of people living in rural northern Diyala do not have access to potable water which results in communities utilizing unsafe sources like rivers and irrigation channels. The lack of solid waste management systems further aggravates the poor health conditions within this area. This project aims at reducing water and sanitation related risks and increasing access to clean water for IDPs, returnees and host communities living in the districts of Kifri and Khanaqin. It also helps particularly vulnerable families access protection services.


Sierra Leone Landslide: Contribution to IFRC Emergency Appeal

23.08.2017 - 24.08.2018

On the night of 13 August 2017, the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone and its outskirts experienced torrential rains and landslides. At least 400 people were killed following the collapse of a hillside. 600 people are still missing and 3’000 were displaced. Through this contribution, Switzerland will assist 9’600 victims and affected people in Freetown with emergency and recovery services to improve the condition of shelter, water sanitation and hygiene as well as health care.



Mercy Corps: Rapid responses to movements of populations through cash based programming

01.08.2017 - 08.06.2018

Eastern DRC has faced a crisis for over twenty years and humanitarian needs remain acute. A combination of persistent armed conflict, forced and prolonged displacements, epidemics poor governance and poor service delivery have fostered high vulnerability within the population. Providing multi-sectoral assistance will helpp address the diversity of needs in communities in crisis, especially those of displaced people. SDC's contribution to Mercy Corps (MC) is specifically earmarked to provide assistance through unconditional, multi-purpose cash transfers. 


Support to Decentralization in Ukraine (DESPRO)

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2021

Switzerland’s continued support to decentralization and local governance reform in Ukraine builds upon the good results achieved in previous phases. By strengthening capacities of the key national reform stakeholders and improving national policies, SDC will contribute to further advancing the reform. Local governments will be capacitated to effectively use newly transferred competences and resources to provide quality public services (in particular water supply & sanitation and solid waste management) to citizens.


LEB – Improved Water Resources Monitoring and Integrated Water Resources Management in the North of Lebanon

01.07.2017 - 30.09.2021

For over five years now, the Syria crisis is continuing to affect middle-income neighbouring countries. As a result, Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. The weak governance of the Government has been worsened with the burden of the refugees from Syria and Palestine who use the same overstretched infrastructure and public services. The project aims at enabling the water authorities to better manage the water sector for the benefit of the vulnerable communities in the North of the country.


Potable Water Management Programme (PWMP) in Upper Egypt

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2027

Egypt is a water scarce country and has enormous needs in better managing water resources and reducing water losses as well as water consumption, as a prerequisite for inclusive economic development. This programme contributes to improved potable water management and service provision in the targeted affiliated Water & Wastewater Companies (WWCs) and to providing equal access to a reliable potable water supply system to deprived and informal areas in the economically disadvantaged governorates of Upper Egypt.


JOR Sanitation Solutions for Underserved Communities in Jordan

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2027

In Jordan water supply from conventional water sources has come to its limits. Appropriate sanitation solutions will minimize the risks for public health and reduce the hazards of environmental pollution. Additionally these will cut the costs for sanitation operations and free resources for other purposes. Thus the project will contribute to the much needed decoupling of population and economic growth from resource consumption and pollution of the environment.


Potable Water Management Programme (PWMP) in Upper Egypt – Phase 1

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2021

Egypt is a water scarce country and has critical needs in better managing water resources and reducing water losses as well as water consumption. Switzerland can share its know-how in the water sector. This programme contributes to equitable access to safely managed water to deprived and informal settlement areas in the economically disadvantaged governorate of Aswan in Upper Egypt and to improved potable water management and service provision in Aswan Water & Sanitation Company (AWSC).



Sanitation Solutions for Underserved Communities in Jordan

01.07.2017 - 31.05.2022

The amount of water available from conventional sources in Jordan is decreasing dangerously, the population is increasing constantly and additional sources are needed urgently. By using treated wastewater as an alternative resource Jordan could reduce its dependence on fresh water. Proven Swiss expertise in the sanitation sector aims at increasing the efficiency of wastewater treatment systems and on turning wastewater streams into physical and financial resources. This will not only provide additional water but also reduce health risks and protect groundwater.

Objeto 61 – 72 de 97