Switch In Asia
UNESCO Office Jakarta promotes the SWITCH-in-Asia initiative, an innovative programme that addresses the challenges faced by cities, towns and villages in providing efficient, safe and sustainable water and sanitation services for people, while preserving water and environmental resources.
The SWITCH-in-Asia initiative calls for a paradigm shift in urban water management in order to cease using water resources in a way that is not sustainable in a world facing increasing global change pressures.
SWITCH-in-Asia will be developed through national projects interlinked by a Learning Alliance aiming at facilitating communication and experience sharing among the partners (within a country as well as within the region).
- Cleaning and restoration of Hanoi lakes (Vietnam)
- Restoring and Enhancing Angkor World Heritage Site and Siem Reap City Water Systems (Cambodia)
- Citarum River Basin water quality improvement through demonstration of innovative technologies and enhancing capacities at the community, river basin and national levels (Indonesia)
- Improving Naga City environment for a better life quality through the implementation of eco-solutions towards an innovative sustainable water management (Philippines)