NRP 61 Sustainable Water Management

The National Research Programme “Sustainable Water Management” (NRP 61) developed scientific foundations and methods for sustainable management of water resources, which are under increasing pressure. NRP 61 determined the effects of climate and social changes on these resources and identified the risks and future conflicts associated with their use. The NRP developed strategies for ensuring sustainable and integrated water resources management also in the future.

The synthesis products can be found on the programmes website.

Facts & figures
Overall fundingCHF 12'000'000
​Period of research4 years
​​President of the Steering Committee​Christian Leibundgut
​Head of Knowledge transfer​Patricia Fry, Wissensmanagement Umwelt GmbH, Zürich
Programme co-ordinator​Barbara Flückiger Schwarzenbach, SNSF
Call for proposals20 October 2008