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The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) enables the Dutch water sector have an even greater impact internationally. We do this through connecting expertise across sectors – primarily the water, food and energy sectors – linking water and maritime services, and bringing together practitioners from the various segments of the water sector for integrated action to tackle the global water challenges of the future.

NWP offers a range of services where its wide network is key to successful intervention outcomes. NWP offers services where a fertile, neutral forum for discussion can lead to innovation and opportunities for policy, research, and business alike. Its services benefit the entire water sector by linking knowledge supply with demand, and making a difference by promoting Dutch expertise and innovation in international markets where opportunities are greatest. NWP is the first port of call if you want to get in touch with the Dutch water sector to further your ambitions. 

NWP works with strategic partners in the Netherlands and abroad to bring these services to fruition.

Read what NWP can do for you in this pages.

YEP Tailor-made Training Programme in Kenya

Programme Management

Given our diverse and strong network and recognition as a neutral and independent non-profit organisation in the water sector, NWP is well positioned to manage large and middle range subsidy programmes on behalf of government departments and embassies in partnership with specialised organisations. This includes drawing on sector-wide knowledge that supports conceptual programme design, managing programme implementation on behalf of partner organisations, involving appropriate water sector expertise, and sharing the achievements and lessons learnt in the wider network for future benefit.
Scoping mission to Murcia, Spain

Sector Collaboration

Sector collaboration is at the heart of NWP’s mission, and has been since NWP was established in 1999. Having built up a wide network in the complex Dutch and international water sector landscape, NWP brings diverse parties together that share a common goal to influence policy or research agendas, build business opportunities, or share knowledge and experience to facilitate the work of others. NWP works with strategic partners and acts as an agent between water sector organisations, and facilitates ‘matchmaking’ where organisations seek partners for their mission.
Saudi Agriculture Fair

Event Management

NWP connects the international water sector with its Dutch peers at industry conferences and exhibitions, coordinates the representation of the Dutch water sector at trade fairs, and uses its network to seek the right participants and speakers for events. Further, NWP event services include online and in-person study tours, learning weeks, webinars and other knowledge-sharing setups. NWP also hosts international delegations visiting the Netherlands and tailors programmes for them. This service is also available to Dutch delegations visiting other countries. All our event packages include direct contact with the Dutch water sector, its best practices, and recent innovations.
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Market Intelligence

Through our strong ties with Dutch embassies, water sector organisations and businesses that operate in certain territories, NWP is able to bring together the right expertise to carry out market analyses tailored to specific requirements. This service is provided on request. In addition, NWP produces informative and scientifically grounded white papers on salient water related topics. We share important developments, urgent challenges and innovative solutions in the water sector and connect these to the work of Dutch water sector practitioners.
Holland Pavilion @Aquatech

Visibility & Promotion

NWP’s mandate, with government support, is to promote Dutch water expertise internationally. Among others, NWP gives exposure to Dutch water actors via its corporate newsletter, the dedicated page dutchwatersector.com and Netherlands pavilions and lounges at major water exhibitions.