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 7. &  8. September 2023, Willisau LU

SWCF2023: Programm & Tickets


Keynote 1

Rebecca Clopath, Star Chef

As a former member of the junior national team of chefs, Rebecca Clopath has made a brilliant career start in the world of gastronomy. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the top chef now focuses on perfecting her holistic approach: By taking into account a variety of factors she gives her guests the opportunity to experience integrated “food perceptions”. This concept goes beyond sustainability aspects of the production of the ingredients and considers an even wider range of questions revolving around the experience of food.

Rebecca Clopath

Keynote 2

Prof. Dr. Reto Knutti, ETH

Reto Knutti is one of the most important Swiss figures in climate research. He worked as one of the lead authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s world climate reports. Using various climate models, he and his team at ETH Zurich develop methods to measure future impacts on the climate. Reto Knutti was awarded the Dr. J.E. Brandenberger Foundation Prize in 2018 for his “outstanding achievements in climate change research and public relations.”

Reto Knutti

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Stefan Christen, GWF

Stefan Christen is a Senior Solutions Expert at GWF AG, and in his work, he advocates for cross-sector adoption of smart and innovative solutions for environmentally conscious and economical management of water resources. Together with his team, he supports industrial partners in identifying potential savings and optimizing processes in water management.

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Dr. h.c. Fabio Hüther, Evodrop

Fabio Hüther, the founder of the Umuntu Movement and Evodrop AG, was inspired to dedicate his life to serving society and the environment after surviving bone cancer at the age of eight. Evodrop AG focuses on innovative water purification technologies that enable access to clean and healthy water for all purposes. Through the non-profit organization Umuntu Movement e.V., the company supports people in countries of the global South with self-help initiatives in the areas of water, environment, education, and agriculture. Fabio Hüther holds a PhD in “Agriculture and Bio-systems Engineering”.

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Daniel Wyss, Delinat AG

Daniel Wyss has been working as an ecologist and organic wine consultant for Delinat since 2002. He is a co-author of the Delinat guidelines and advises winemakers in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In this role, he accompanies the winemakers as a partner for several years. He is passionate about vineyards with high biodiversity and the most ecological management of vineyards.

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Lukas Kilcher, Ebenrain

Lukas Kilcher is the head of the department and the chief executive officer at the Ebenrain Center for Agriculture, Nature, and Food in Sissach. Ebenrain implements the agricultural policy measures of the federal and cantonal governments, making it one of the organizations in Switzerland that pioneers sustainable and innovative agriculture. In the resource project “Slow Water,” he demonstrates how rainwater can be utilized and erosion can be avoided in agriculture with relatively simple means. Both are essential in the face of increasing weather extremes and will be forward-thinking for sustainable food production in Switzerland.

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René Ziswiler, Energiegemeinde

René Ziswiler is the initiator of a highly ambitious project: With the Initiative Zukunftsgemeinde (Future Municipality), he aims to prove that municipalities can serve as real laboratories where the many development goals described in the United Nations’ 2030 sustainability agenda can be developed, linked, and implemented in a single municipality. According to René Ziswiler’s philosophy, the change in the world begins with the change in villages and cities.

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7. Sept 2023


Morning 10.00 – 13.00

Keynote + SWCF Case Stuy
Reto Knutti + Lukas Kilcher
Design Sprint 1
Group Work

Afternoon 14.00 – 17.00

Expert inputs
Stefan Christen + Fabio Hüther

Design Sprint 2
Group Work

Evening 17.00 – Open end

Apéro + Market Place
SWCF Dinner
Evening Programme

8. Sept 2023


Morning 10.00 – 13:00

Keynote + SWCF Case Study
Rebecca Clopath + Daniel Wyss + René Ziswiler
Design Sprint 3
Group Work

Afternoon 14:00 – 17:00

Project Pitches
SWCF Award Ceremony

Evening 17.00 – Open end

Closure / Mingling



Participate at the Forum, 7.-8. September 2023

SWCF2023 Standard Package

Cost: CHF 280.00

The Swiss Water & Climate Forum is a unique event because it combines various interactive event formats into an innovative, multi-day project and partnership forge. Here, the exchange of a business card is superfluous, because the participants leave the event with a tangible project and partnership idea. Possibly even with a start-up aid for the new cooperation worth CHF 10,000!

Market Stand, 7. September 2023

SWCF2023 Exhibitor

Cost: CHF 400.00

As a host of a stand at the «SWCF Marketplace», you are at the centre of attention during the networking apéro (7.9.). The marketplace is a unique opportunity to present your own products, services, project results or new initiatives and to talk directly to potential partners.

Organise a Side Event, 8. September 2023

SWCF2023 Side Event Host

Cost: CHF 400.00

The Swiss Water & Climate Forum brings together a unique mix of people that can be found at few other events. Organising a side event is a way to inspire the unique SWCF community with your own content, testing new ideas for reactions from experts, and engaging with previously unreached potential partners.

Supporter Tickets / Packages

Make the SWCF accesible for the next generation

SWCF2023 NextGen Ticket

Cost: CHF 500.00

We want to include young people in the dialogue around water and climate. However, events such as the SWCF are often inaccessible to young and future professionals for financial reasons. For every purchase of a NextGen ticket, we not only provide a 2-day pass to the buyer, but also to a person under the age of 30.

Support the SWCF

SWCF2023 Supporter Conference Package

Cost: CHF 3’500.00

For SWCF2023 supporters we roll out the red carpet: 3x 2-day passes, market stand, aperitif, dinner, access to the Supporter Lounge, all inclusive. Additionally: Explicit listing as supporter on all relevant information material and online appearances as well as a mention by name during the forum. We will gladly comply with further visibility measures as far as possible! Organizations that identify with the goals of the SWCF not only have the opportunity to be present with three team members, but can also show their commitment to the public. Contact us for more information

Partners 2023