The partnership with NWP has raised VIA Water’s profile
The participants discussed and visited projects involving the Dutch water sector, such as the VIA Water project in Parakou, with the Strategic Adviser of the Water Support Programme Jan Spit, who was also in Benin.
The VIA Water programme was set up by Aqua for All. The latter’s membership of NWP has presented many new opportunities for VIA Water. “The partnership with NWP has raised awareness of the VIA Water programme in the water sector. Until now the highlights were the participation in conferences such as "Geld als Water in 2014", the "Drop the Mic" event during AIWW 2017, the matchmaking sessions during the NWP Partner's Meeting in the summer of 2017 and our recent participation in the Dutch pavilion during the 2018 Stockholm World Water Week ,” according to Titia Wouters. Audrey Legat goes on to say: “VIA Water identifies innovative ideas and entrepreneurs. They are there at the start of a process and help to establish partnerships with the local water sector. The ability of VIA Water to open doors is very helpful for the Dutch water sector.” The most important basis for this cooperation is the Water Support Programme implemented by NWP and RVO.nl.