Cualquier persona tiene derecho al agua y al saneamiento

19.11.2015, Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue, Letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware».
El acceso al agua y al saneamiento es un derecho humano. Escolares se lavan las manos delante de la letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware» en el Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue. © Andreas Steiner, COSUDE

Actualmente, existen cerca de 844 millones de personas sin acceso al agua potable. La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos cuenten con un suministro fiable de agua potable y con servicios de saneamiento suficientes. El acceso al agua potable y al saneamiento, reconocido desde el 2010 como un derecho humano, es primordial para garantizar la satisfacción de las necesidades humanas básicas.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

El agua es un bien común y su acceso, así como al saneamiento, es un derecho humano.

La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos dispongan de un suministro en agua potable y por que puedan mantener una higiene correcta gracias a la presencia de instalaciones sanitarias, así como por fomentar el tratamiento de las aguas residuales. Suiza cuenta con una vasta y reconocida experiencia a escala internacional en materia de agua y apoya un gran número de actividades:

  • Investigación aplicada e innovación
  • Mecanismo de financiación mundial destinado a mejorar el acceso al agua y a las instalaciones de saneamiento
  • Desarrollo de nuevos enfoques para conseguir servicios y nuevas cooperaciones con el sector privado «water stewardship»
  • Ampliación de los programas que cubren las infraestructuras. Garantiza también el buen funcionamiento de las instalaciones mediante el fomento de la capacitación y la formación.

Las experiencias registradas integran a la COSUDE en el diálogo político entre los gobiernos, el sector privado y la sociedad civil con el fin de promover un aprendizaje mutuo e impulsar la aplicación de soluciones operativas y sostenibles a lo largo de todo el planeta.

Contexto

Se estima que hoy día cerca de 844 millones de personas carecen de acceso al agua potable. Además, 2300 millones de personas viven sin instalaciones sanitarias adecuadas y 892 millones siguen practicando la defecación al aire libre.

Estas condiciones de higiene deficiente son responsables del 80% de las enfermedades que afectan a los países en desarrollo. En el mundo, cada día mueren 1000 niños menores de 5 años por una enfermedad diarreica. Sin embargo, el problema no radica en la falta de agua sino, más bien, en la ausencia de compromisos financieros, nacionales e internacionales para poder permitir el acceso del agua con un nivel adecuado de calidad a los lugares donde sea necesario. Por esta razón, la COSUDE aboga por la cooperación con todos los actores implicados con el objetivo de crear un sistema que permita a cualquier persona el acceso al agua potable limpia a largo plazo.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 1 – 12 de 121

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.


GVCD - Gaza Vulnerable Communities Development Programme

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024

Through the Gaza Vulnerable Communities Development Programme, Switzerland contributes to covering basic needs and fostering social cohesion in the Gaza Strip. The successful intervention model applied in the 1st Phase is extended and scaled up under this 2nd Phase. Small infrastructure projects addressing basic needs of vulnerable communities serve as an entry point for a local dialogue on development priorities, enabled through building the capacities of both duty bearers and right holders, including youth and women.


Contribution to Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

The Swiss Water Partnership is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together Swiss organizations from the academic, civil society including youth, public and private sectors, to join forces and find innovative solutions for water challenges in developing and transition countries. Umbrella of Swiss water stakeholders at the international level, carrying the diversity of the Swiss voice, the SWP is an important complementary partner to SDC to accelerate the 2030 water agenda.


City-to-City Partnership Hawassa – Lugano

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026

This contribution supports an innovative Swiss-Ethiopian municipal twinning partnership to enhance capacity at the sub-national level to manage access to drinking water in good quantity and quality according to the Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 and 6.3 in underserved communities. The partnership will be accompanied by a research and education component, involving local and Swiss innovative university partnerships.


RAPID+ The Kenya Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development Plus

01.11.2021 - 31.10.2026

Pastoralist communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) have for a very long time adapted to the harsh environments to derive livelihoods (mainly livestock). Communities in the ASALs are facing multiple pressures of climate change, degraded natural resources and conflicts. This program supports the historically marginalised and under-developed pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya to access safe, reliable and affordable Water and manage their rangeland ecosystem sustainably.  


Contribution au Fond national pour l’eau, l’hygiène et l’assainissement au Niger

01.11.2021 - 31.12.2022

Les progrès réalisés dans le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement sont freinés par la forte croissance démographique. Le sous-financement du secteur ne permet pas d’améliorer significativement l’accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement. En contribuant au Fonds national pour l’eau, la Suisse appuie le gouvernement dans ses efforts; par son dialogue politique elle soutient la décentralisation du secteur, où elle a une forte valeur ajoutée. 


Contribution to Earth Security

01.10.2021 - 31.03.2025

This programme aims at catalysing new financial mechanisms and partnerships, including with the Swiss finance sector, which promote water-related ecosystem services of forests

as a ‘climate solution’ vital to the water cycle and to the benefit of society. While global in scope it will focus low and lower-middle income countries. It will leverage Swiss Know-How across the Federal Administration and contribute to the climate mainstreaming goal of the Dispatch 2021-24. 


Global Hydrometry Support facility (WMO HydroHub)

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2026

Reliable hydro-meteorological observations and forecasts are critical to implement better water resources management practices and policies, and reduce water insecurity. By pursuing its support to the Global Hydrometry Support facility, Switzerland will contribute to improving hydrological services in developing countries. By so doing, SDC will help save lives and trigger economic development derived from increased productivity and reduced asset losses. 


Promoting Water Stewardship 2030 (Phase Il)

01.06.2021 - 31.12.2024

Water stewardship promotes the sustainable and equitable management of freshwater resources among communities, businesses, utilities and investors. SDC supports the Alliance for Water Stewardship, the CDP Water Security Programme and Water Witness International synergistically to advocate for water stewardship particularly in developing countries. SDC is a forerunner in bringing together these key actors to increase outreach and impact.


Scaling-up improved sanitation – Bridging Phase Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

01.05.2021 - 30.04.2022

Investments in Sanitation, Hygiene and Menstrual Health are crucial to achieving the SDGs. The recently launched and UN-led Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) aims to fill a gaping void in the international response to the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health crisis. With this project, Switzerland supports the SHF in its operational set-up, starting country readiness work, resource mobilization and to become operational by early 2022


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.


Cryospheric Observation and Modelling for improved Adaptation in Central Asia (CROMO-ADAPT)

01.04.2021 - 31.12.2025

Climate change in Central Asia mountain regions will have significant impacts on water availability and occurrence of natural hazards. This project strengthens the glacier, snow and permafrost monitoring systems and capacities in Central Asia, develops user-oriented climate information services, and supports the planning of adaptation measures to increase resilience to climate change. The project builds on Swiss expertise in monitoring and adaptation in alpine water and disaster risk management.

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