Swarovski Foundation supports projects and organizations that promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. The Foundation aims to raise awareness and address the most pressing issues that face our finite environment using innovative techniques to approach key issues such as water scarcity around the world.


Engineering for Sustainable Development is based on some very straightforward principles – living within the Earth’s finite resources, helping everyone to achieve an acceptable quality of life, stewarding the environment for future generations, and handling the trade-offs that this complexity brings. The Swarovski Foundation is supporting an outstanding student on this inspirational Masters course at the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading research universities. The student is part of a truly international group, who will tackle the issues facing our ever-changing world, and take back to their home countries some lasting solutions.


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Unpredictable floods, water scarcity, and droughts, as well as inadequate sanitation services and degraded freshwater ecosystems, threaten the lives of millions of people worldwide. The Swarovski Foundation is supporting a student to pursue the University of Oxford’s cross-disciplinary Water Science, Policy and Management Master’s course, equipping the next generation of water professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a significant contribution to tackling the increasingly complex global challenge of sustainable water management. Photo credit: John Cairns




Naga is a Netherlands-based foundation focused on large scale ecosystem and climate restoration. The Swarovski Foundation supports Naga’s Amboseli project in Kenya where they are restoring 20 square kilometers of grassland and forest cover, providing employment, water availability and increased biodiversity. In the long run this area will also contribute to Naga’s hydrologic corridor that mitigates local climate change.



WaterAid works on the ground with local partners in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific to help communities access safe water and sanitation, and with global decision makers to organize how to better provide these vital services for communities in need. Addressing water scarcity is a key issue for the Swarovski Foundation, which is supporting WaterAid’s project in the Chelia and Toke Kutaye Districts in Ethiopia, providing access to water and improved sanitation systems, and educating local farmers on water usage.