Project Location

Switzerland and worldwide


Tandiwe Erlmann
Senior Project Manager
Phone: +41 76 528 68 70

Johannes Heeb
Senior Partner
Phone: +41 79 366 68 50

AGUASAN Workshops

The Swiss-based AGUASAN group is one of the oldest sector specific Communities of Practice in the development scene. Founding members belong to several Swiss development and research organisations, including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (SANDEC), Helvetas and the Skat Foundation. Since 1984 AGUASAN has regularly brought together water and sanitation experts from around the world in quarterly meetings to discuss current trends and innovations in the field of water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

In addition to the regular meetings, AGUASAN also holds an annual international workshop, bringing together 50 field staff, desk officers, researchers, experts and consultants for a week of exchange and reflection on selected development issues. The goal of the AGUASAN Workshops is to forge and facilitate the implementation of the Swiss Response in water and sanitation issues in developing and transition countries. The workshops are aligned towards poverty reduction and exploring synergy effects with other development sectors, whilst furthering the realization of good governance and human rights principles and promoting gender sensitive approaches. Through this they prepare the sector community to respond to, and eventually contribute to the achievement of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The list below gives and overview of the topics that have been worked on during the AGUASAN Workshops since 1984.

seecon is mandated by SDC since 2016 to organize, facilitate, evaluate and report on the annual workshop. seecon is chairing and working closely with the Steering Committee consisting of the founding members of AGUASAN.

AGUASAN Workshop Topics 1984-2018

AGUASAN Workshop Invitation 2019

AGUASAN Workshop Announcement 2019

AGUASAN Workshop Call for Case Studies 2019