An initiative of:

Forum Agenda 2021

Focus 2021

How can we ensure access to water

…that is of adequate quality

…sufficient quantity

…in the right place

…and at the right time?

SWCF Approach:

At its core, the Swiss Water and Climate Forum is a design sprint. Inputs are prepared by focus groups, experts and regional partners prior to the event. The event culminates in the kick-off of innovative and sustainable projects that promote climate resilience in Switzerland.


9.9.2021 – Main Event
SWCF Day One

“Identify fields of action and find/innovate solutions”


On the first day, guest speakers introduce the challenges related to water and climate from different perspectives. The SWCF focus groups identify fields of action and invite all participants to outline possible approaches to engage.

12:30 – 13:30   SWCF Lunch
13:30 – 13:45   Kickoff
13:45 – 14:30
Inspiration I
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:30
Inspiration II
15:30 – 16:00   How to SWCF & Pitches of Sprintteams
16:00– 16:30   Transfer to working spaces
16:30 – 17:30   Sprint I

9.9.2021 – Networking Event
SWCF Apéro and Project Marketplace (from 17:30h)

The SWCF Apéro invites all guests to connect and continue developing ideas created during the event. The networking event takes place against the backdrop of a “Project marketplace” where all visitors have the opportunity to present their own initiatives and projects, services and projects as well as ideas and programs. Hence, participants can mingle according to their particular interests and needs making valuable connections and laying the ground for new partnerships.

17:30 – 19:00   SWCF Apéro and Project Marketplace (incl.)

9.9.2021 – Evening Event
SWCF Dinner (from 19:00h)


The SWCF Dinner invites all guests to continue discussions in a relaxed ambience, accompanied by the finest local gastronomy Willisau has to offer.

From 19:00  SWCF Dinner

10.9.2021 – Main Event
SWCF Day Two

“Build partnerships and promote projects”


On the second day, participants take a deep dive into the most promising approaches identified on day one and carve out the best ideas during the Open SWCF session. The event concludes in a project pitching contest and award ceremony for the most promising project ideas.

08:30 – 09:00  Coffee & Networking
09:00 – 10:00  Inspiration III
10:00 – 10:30
 Transfer to working spaces
10:30 – 13:00  Sprint II
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 16:00  Open SWCF
16:00 – 17:30  Finale: Pitch and Project Awards

10.9.2021 – Evening Event
SWCF Post-even mingle (From 17:30h)

At the end of the event, all guests are invited to cool off at the local event bar area, discuss last issues and topics with interesting partners as well as to enjoy the late summer evening with a fresh drink or snack.

From 17:30 Cool-Off


The main location is the small town of Willisau (LU) in the heart of Switzerland, where a new modular event location is being created in the spirit of sustainable event management.

The SWCF makes regionality and sustainability tangible for all participants in a new way and sets new standards in the area of ​​sustainability of events.

The guest region in 2021 is the “Alpine Cluster” Upper Engadin-Davos.


The forum invites selected speakers to back up the SWCF initiatives with up-to-date, specialised and relevant knowledge. The following are the speakers invited: