About 100 companies and institutions, over 2,000 visitors from over 20 countries, and 170 speakers from around the world participated, including Dutch speakers such as Jacqueline Cramer (Utrecht University, former Minister of Construction, Spatial Planning and Environment in the Netherlands), Kees Slingerland (former Director of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions), and Edyta Wisniewska (Coordinator Water & Cities, Netherlands Water Partnership). The aim is to promote a social economics approach and to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
This third edition of the OEES was a follow-up to last June’s event in Zoetermeer on ‘Polish-Dutch Partnership Building, innovative water solutions’. The OEES Summit identified Water Cities as one of the main topics. At the event, NWP and Polish stakeholders built on the creation of European Urban Water Partnerships in the area of urban resilience.