Who we are?

Established in 2018, the water initiative focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the Earth’s most precious resource. We see the incredible need to bring the rights of water to the forefront of global discussion and in doing so we focus on advocacy and the spread of information. We will be working closely with other student initiatives and organisations around Geneva to organise some very exciting events and establish networking opportunities for our members and students at the Graduate Institute.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple and straightforward: In a country like Switzerland we often take fresh drinking water for granted, but it is not so for much of the planet. Our goal is to inform those around us, encourage sustainable use and to protect this invaluable resource wherever we can.

We offer a space where these issues can be discussed, and events can be organised. We believe that the first step in water management starts with you as an individual which leads to collective action and ultimately change.

Our activities

  • Biweekly meetings
  • Movie screenings
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Sharing of students’ works on water-related topics
  • Conferences/Lectures
  • Networking opportunities with members from different organisations around Geneva
  • Swiss Sustainability Week


No matter where your interests lie, we encourage all students to get on board and take part in this initiative. If you’re interested do not hesitate to send us a quick email or message us through Facebook.

Website: https://waterinitiative.wordpress.com/events/

Email: gisa.water@graduateinstitute.ch 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IHEID-Water-Initiative-292818398233923/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/IHEID.Water.Initiative/