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River Cauca, Colombia

Colombia has a stable and good business environment. Over the years, the country has suffered severe flooding due to the El Niño and La Niña phenomenon, which regrettably costed many lives and enormous social and economic damage. This urged the Colombian government to seek cooperation and knowledge exchange on water management to face these water challenges. This resulted in the establishment of the Colombian Netherlands delta cooperation in the framework of the Partners for Water programme.

Areas of expertise

There are opportunities for the Dutch water sector for cooperation with Colombia on integrated water management (coastal and river), flood risk management, port development, river transport, water and climate services, and water and agriculture. Several projects on water management in Colombia are already underway and some have been successfully completed.


NWP is actively involved in the collaboration with Colombia on water management, because it is one of the priority countries of the Partners for Water programme of the Dutch Government. As part of this programme, NWP amongst other activities organises the Country Platform, trade missions and conducts market studies. Furthermore, NWP advises the Dutch Government about the collaboration with Colombia taking into account The Dutch water sector point of view. Want to know more about the Colombian market? Please contact Milagros Sosa.

Expanding business opportunities

NWP actively collaborates with NLinBusiness, a not for profit Dutch Business Hub network and full service platform that helps Dutch entrepreneurs (SME) to set foot in new export markets. NLinBusiness helps them to expand their international business by introducing them to relevant service providers and networks. Find out more about their services and network in Colombia and Bogota by visiting their dedicated web page (in Dutch) on their 'City of Opportunity – Bogota'.

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Would you like to know more about our work in the Latin American region? Watch our webinar series on water challenges in Latin America, the product of regional efforts with 7 Dutch embassies, or visit our other LATAM webpages: Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Colombia is part of

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