Geneva Water Hub

Geneva Water Hub

Geneva Water Hub / Pôle eau Genève

In response to the wish expressed to federate the expertise available in Geneva, Switzerland is supporting the establishment of a hub of competence in hydropolitics to promote water cooperation, and good governance. The Geneva Water Hub promotes partnerships with international think tanks as well as with UN and non-UN institutions and agencies. It capitalizes on the wealth of international actors in Geneva and beyond concerned with water issues as well as build on Switzerland’s experience. The Geneva Water Hub is a flexible, lean structure with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and several global actors from civil society, academia, river basin organisations, and the private sector. It is expected to be fully operational by 2016, possibly as an independent legal entity.


Activity Content Focus
  • Analytical tools & models
  • Knowledge exchange forums
  • Technical training
  • Management training
  • Promote changes in regulation and policies
  • Optimise linkages to education and R&D system
  • Water and waste water treatment
  • Water governance
Technology Stage
  • Early and later stage
Partnership Type
  • Public-private networking
Hub Type
  • Centre














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