RésEAU - SDC's water network

RésEAU - SDC's water network


Guidelines on Water 2022-25

The Guidelines on Water 2022–25 substantiate the principles of the Foreign Policy Strategy 2020−23 and the IC Strategy 2021−24 in relation to the foreign policy thematic priority of water. The structure is framed by the five key objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The guidelines are part of the third level of the cascade of core foreign policy documents. They are primarily aimed at the FDFA but may also provide guidance for other departments and actors.

Guidelines on Water 2022-25
Lignes directrices sur l'eau 2022-2025
Leitlinien Wasser 2022-2025
Linee guida sull'acqua 2022-2025.pdf


RésEAU Brief

The fourth edition of the RésEAU Brief seriesa medium to share the SDC's learnings from water related projects and programmes at the global level, is now available. This RésEAU Brief focuses on how to thoroughly and systematically consider political and economic factors when designing and implementing water projects and programmes.

To download the Brief no. 4 on Why political economy matters in the water sector, click here: RésE​AU Brief 4

​Blue Peace

Blue Peace​ is a growing global movement and is the heart of SDC's water strategy. It aims to develop a culture of peace and preserve precious freshwater resources, while achieving equitable and sustainable use of water across boundaries, sectors and generations.

As one of its strongest tools, the Blue Peace Index assesses management of shared water resources across five pillars: Policy & legal frameworks, Institutional arrangements & participation, Water management instruments, Infrastructure & financing, and Cooperation.

Publications (more publications, videos and images)

Programme Framework 2021-24 ​Global Programme Water



Portfolio 2023​​, Section Water

Trend ​Sheet #6

Latest insights, scientific advancements and innovative approaches with regard to groundwater management.​