The programmes, projects and contributions of the Global Programme Water meet key global challenges related to the management of water resources, including access to drinking water and the use of water for agriculture, industry and households. By focusing on inequity and poverty, they contribute to the reduction of global risks and the realization of a water-secure world.
The Global Programme Water currently runs 45 operational projects and initiatives at bilateral and multilateral levels. Most of them have innovation and policy components. The Global Programme Water with its 14 specialists acts as a centre of competence and maintains partnerships with academia, the public and private sector, civil society organizations.
The GPW hosts and moderates the thematic network RésEAU, which cuts across all the SDC units and partners involved or interested in the issue of water for development. The networking is important to make meaningful contributions to the dialogue on global water issues – and to enhance the relevance, coherence and effectiveness of the field operations and policy interventions in the water sector. In addition, the GPW works closely with the Global Programme Food Security, on efficient and sustainable use and management of water for agriculture, and with the Global Programme Climate Change, on adaptation to climate change that directly impacts the water cycle, and thus the availability of water.
Main objectives of the Global Programme Water
GPW Portfolio 2017
Global Programme Water Strategy 2017-2020
Flyer Global Programme Water
Factsheet Global Programme Water 2016
Portfolio 2016 Global Programme Water
Focus on Pro-Development Globalization – The SDC’s Global Programs