Impact with Water Businesses


Impact with Water Businesses

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Water Management

In this Perspective, you will explore innovative solutions along the water and nutrient cycle, learn how to turn water and sanitation challenges into business opportunities and how to develop and support impactful businesses. 

Watch this video and learn more about interesting business solutions to manage the water and nutrient cycle.

And there is more to it than that ...

Browsing through the content will help you get inspired by water and sanitation entrepreneurs from different parts of the world. All of them have managed to develop a feasible business model that creates an impact.

The Perspective is divided into two Sections:

    1. Developing impactful businesses

Would you like to learn how to build a more successful sanitation and water business? Here you can find information on success factors and lessons learned around the development of innovative  Business Models. 

    2. Support for impactful businesses

There is different possibilities for supporting young start-ups, ranging from international programmes, award schemes, coaching and matchmaking support to financing support. Whether you are looking for support or you yourself are the one who wants to offer support to young entrepreneurs with viable business models and innovative solutions for pressing problems. Here you find tips and guidance as well as exchange opportunities.

Scroll down and explore the content at your own pace. Just click on the “Learn more” button and find out more about each of the steps of the water and nutrient cycle: 

  • Water Sources
  • Water Distribution
  • Purification
  • Domestic Use
  • Industrial Use
  • Agricultural Use

On the right side, you will find a list of entrepreneurial solutions for each of the different steps. Just click on one of the links and you will be led to a description of each of the business models behind the solution, as well as the entrepreneurial approach and a number of factors contributing to the businesses long-term success. If you are very intrigued of the enterprise and want to get in touch with the founders, just contact Swiss RE Foundation or cewas

Explore entrepreneurial solutions to manage the water and nutrient cycle 

Industrial Use


Want to learn more about water-related business models? Click here and explore our newest Perspective on Innovating Business Models. Here you will find detailed guidance and inspiration to increase the impact, competitiveness and sustainability through innovation.

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