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Janett K. Tapia
Janett Tapia
Project Manager Urban Resilience

The United States and the Netherlands share many comparable water challenges and both have highly developed and compatible markets. The US water market is one of the world's largest and offers many opportunities for cooperation with the Dutch water sector. It is also complex, competitive and fragmented, and there are large differences between states and cities.

Areas for cooperation

NWP supports and facilitates US-Dutch partnerships at local level by linking Dutch knowledge and expertise with local USA challenges, often in close cooperation with the Dutch consular network in the USA.

Areas for cooperation include integrated water management solutions related to flood resilience, spatial adaptation, and flood early warning systems. Smart and efficient water technology solutions on waste and drinking water, and algae control are, among others, specific Dutch solutions that are highly desirable in the USA. 

Connecting US and Dutch water sectors

As part of the Partners for Water Programme, NWP’s activities provide US market information for Dutch companies, governments and knowledge institutions, identify opportunities for cooperation, and facilitate partnership building. We also host the Country Platform. We connect US networks and organisations to Dutch water knowledge. For example, during the yearly WEFTEC exhibition and congress. NWP contributes by organising and programming the joint Dutch participation. Interested in the USA? Please contact Janett.

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 the USA and San Francisco by visiting their dedicated web page (in Dutch) on their 'City of Opportunity – San Francisco'.

Dutch solutions for emergency flood protection portfolio

Heavy rains and high-water levels often result in emergency floods that require immediate and adequate action. In these increasingly more frequent situations, flexible, temporary, or mobile solutions can be used to prevent floods or mitigate their impact. The ‘Solutions for Emergency Flood Protection’ portfolio combines several of these solutions. It showcases Dutch solutions for all stages: before, during, and after a flood emergency. These include temporary flood barriers, moveable bridges, high-capacity pumps and innovations on potable water production and storage.

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