Slow Water

Using rainwater harvesting and preventing erosion through retention measures

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Oberbaselbiet, Moostal Riehen and Lucerne-West (Switzerland)
  • 2023 - ongoing

  • Client

    Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)


    Farms in the pilot regions of Oberbaselbiet, Moostal Riehen and Lucerne-West

    Key Partners

    • Canton of Basel-Landschaft (Ebenrain) and Canton of Lucerne (lawa & BBZN)
    • GWF MessSysteme AG, Lucerne
    • Municipalities in pilot regions of the cantons of Basel-Landschaft & Basel-Stadt: Anwil, Buckten, Känerkinden, Kilchberg, Läufelfingen, Oltingen, Rümlingen, Rünenberg, Wenslingen, Wittinsburg, Zeglingen and Riehen, as well as the canton of Lucerne: Hergiswil, Luthern, Menznau, Reiden, Romoos, Willisau.
    • Farmers’ organisations BVBB and LBV, BioNordwestschweiz association
    • University of Basel
    • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)

    Climate change is increasingly leading to extreme weather conditions such as heat, drought and torrential rains. For many farms, water supply is becoming a major challenge, whether for crop production or animal farming. In addition, water is becoming increasingly scarce in municipalities during the summer months.

    This is precisely where the ‘Slow Water’ project comes in: In the pilot regions of Oberbaselbiet, Moostal Riehen and Luzern-West, farm-specific, catchment-related retention strategies are to be developed in cooperation with municipalities and their farmers and their effectiveness tested.

    The idea for the ‘Slow Water’ project was born at the Swiss Water & Climate Forum 2021. seecon has been supporting the Federal Office for Agriculture’s (FOAG) resource project in the implementation phase with coaching sessions since 2023.

    seecon supports this project by carrying out the following activity:



    • Conducting coaching sessions in the pilot regions.

    Links to publications (in German)

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