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Given its diverse and strong network of members, NWP is a partner in several Dutch Government programmes for the Dutch water sector.

The drainblock technique

Partners for Water Programme

The Partners for Water Programme 2016-2021, jointly implemented by NWP and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), supports and promotes the Dutch water sector in urban deltas and catchment areas. Rapid urbanisation is putting pressure on these regions’ food, water and energy production chains. The Dutch water sector can play a significant role in mitigating the effects of this pressure.
Photo of a pier

Water Support Programme

The Water Support Programme is an advisory programme established by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by NWP and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). Through the Programme, the Dutch Government supports Netherlands embassies in 11 partner countries to implement water programmes
Irrigation and agriculture

Water for Food Programme

Water and agriculture are inextricably linked. Innovative water technologies and practices are key to improving the efficiency and productivity of water in agriculture, resulting in more sustainable food systems, and improved food security. The Water for Food Programme will stimulate and facilitate the Dutch water sector and agrifood partners to develop business cases with an integrated approach to water for food.
YEP'ers visiting the Maeslantkering

Young Expert Programmes

The Young Expert Programmes (YEP Programmes) consists of the YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made. These programmes offer young Dutch professionals the opportunity to gain experience abroad and young local professionals the opportunity to gain work experience in an international environment through Dutch organisations. The Young Experts receive intensive training and coaching as part of the learning agility approach.