The SDC aims to remain an innovative and leading actor in the water sector and contribute to solving water challenges in its focus countries and at the global level. The endeavours of its Global Programme Water (GPW) are tackling the key global challenges related to the management of water resources, including access to drinking water and sanitation, and the productive use of water in agriculture, industry and households. They contribute to the reduction of global risks and the realization of a water-secure world.
The GPW takes stock of the hands-on experience of SDC’s bi- and multilateral work to enrich its global policy influence in the water sector, whilst deploying its own global actions. It runs about 45 operational programmes, projects and initiatives: with its 14 specialists, it acts as a centre of competence and maintains partnerships with academia, the public and private sector, civil society organizations and a thematic network with 210 members. Jointly they aim at Switzerland to continue being influential in advancing a global institutional architecture to meet the political ambition of the 2030 Agenda in the sector.