Twenty-nineteen was a year marked by change at the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP). We revised our strategy and put a new focus on member management. We proactively shared, connected and involved the Dutch water sector and all our global stakeholders. NWP has selected some of the most inspiring and outstanding cases that represent its achievements in 2019 for the NWP Annual Report 2019.
Here’s a short summary of what can be found in the Annual Report 2019.
While NWP is still young and sprightly at 20 summers old, times have changed enough to warrant a reassessment of our mission, vision and strategy. As the NWP Chair, Annemieke Nijhof, explains in the report’s foreword: ‘We are satisfied with the process and the results. We believe that we have defined: a far reaching vision of the role of water in attaining a sustainable world; solid guiding principles that NWP will follow in its work and network; a clear focus on further uniting the members; and a greater impact of our work’.
NWP raised the Dutch water sector’s visibility through effective communications and strengthened its authority by sharing quality content, in-depth market intelligence and inspiring member solutions. The Annual Report touches on three of the most eye-catching events of 2019.
After GES: an agenda full of new business leads. Read case.
Stockholm World Water Week: Water for society – including all. Read case.
Lustrum edition Amsterdam International Water Week. Read case.
Throughout 2019, NWP created and strengthened national and international public and private networks and connected today’s huge water challenges to opportunities for a better world and a prosperous Dutch water sector. The ‘Connect’ chapter highlights three of the most inspiring connections made in 2019.
EBRD visited the Netherlands: Potential Dutch water sector and EBRD synergies are strong. Read case.
Work with the SDG Charter Network to connect policy and practice to achieve SDG 6. Read case.
Uniting water, energy and food during TRANSCO’s visit to the Netherlands. Read case.
NWP’s activities focused on matching solutions with global market intelligence to position the Dutch water sector. To do this, NWP fostered the understanding of global markets related to water and matched supply and demand. Three strong examples of how NWP builds strong collaboration between the Dutch water sector, local organisations and strategic partners are showcased in the ‘Involve’ section.
Dutch expertise welcome for West Africa coastal management.Read case.
Expanding the Dutch water sector’s horizons. Read case.
Innovation brokers: finding the fast lane to markets. Read case.
The Dutch water sector’s strong international impact is supported by NWP’s strategic cooperation in several Government programmes. In 2019, NWP jointly executed YEP Programmes, the Partners for Water Programme, the Water Support Programme, DSS Water and DRR-Team, KIFFWA and TKI Water Technology. The Annual Report highlights three inspiring cases.
Water Support Programme: Dutch and Malian water sectors intensify collaboration on business development and SDG 6. Read case.
Partners for Water Programme: Harsh reality – cyclone Idai leads to new opportunities. Read case.
Twenty-twenty will be a very different year from anything we have ever experienced because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global water sector will be impacted hard by the corona crisis. However, as the NWP’s Managing Director, Bianca Nijhof, says in her Outlook for 2020: ‘the adaptive and innovative way the Dutch have dealt with water over the years puts us in good stead to deal with Covid-19 with great resilience’. NWP is striving to be the catalyst that enables the Dutch water sector to help solve global water challenges in a socially just and environmentally resilient way, while growing its global reach and business success.