Within the framework of the WaterWorX programme in Colombia, led by VEI, a delegation of 10 stakeholders from the Colombian partner organisations Acuavalle, Aguas del Huila and Las Ceibas will be visiting the Netherlands, together with the Director of the Vice Ministry of Water and representative for the Inter-American Development Bank. The objective of the visit is to get a better understanding of Dutch knowledge and expertise on water technology to improve operations and management of the local drinking water companies within the partnership.
On 11 March a networking lunch will connect the Dutch water sector and the delegation. There will be opportunities to learn more about the projects and explore possibilities for collaboration. During the lunch, the Director for the Political Policy of the Vice Ministry will give a short presentation on the political development of the water sector in Colombia and highlight potential opportunities to participate in Colombian water sector projects during the administration of President Duque.
The meeting will take place in The Hague from 12:00 to 14:00. The agenda and location will be announced soon.
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Edilberto Baquero at firstname.lastname@example.org. The networking lunch meeting is supported by the Partners for Water Programme.
WaterWorX is a public-private collaboration (2017-2030) comprising the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, partner water companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and 10 Dutch water companies (Vitens, Evides Water Company, WML, Water Company Groningen, Brabant Water, PWN, Oasen, Dunea, Waternet and WMD). These entities are jointly working to increase access to sustainable water services. WaterWorX was officially launched during World Water Day 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
WaterWorX is working to increase sustainable access to drinking water for 10 million people by 2030. Through Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) between Dutch and local water companies, WaterWorX is working on long-term sustainable water services by improving the operation and maintenance skills of local water companies and supporting them to organise their financial scenarios.