Centuries of living below sea level in a delta traversed by three major rivers, water technology has always been a challenge for the Netherlands. This history has created an entrepreneurial spirit and will to innovate, demonstrated by start-ups and scale-ups that devise new solutions for water related problems. Water technology, however, is not a stand-alone sector, but is part of a water management strategy in which integrated solutions and a multi-stakeholder approach are key elements.
Technology is fundamental in addressing issues such as the reuse of wastewater and adding value to the water cycle to make it more sustainable. For NWP, innovation in water technology is all about the water cycle and the need to reduce, reuse and recover wastewater. It is about improving the water cycle and adding value to treated wastewater so that it can be reused.
We would like to share and exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences internationally, thereby contributing to a circular economy and a sustainable future for all.
NWP supports the development of water technology in the Netherlands and seeks collaboration internationally. It does this by:
Some examples are:
Read more about the Dutch water sector’s vision of and approach to water technology on Dutchwatertechnology.com. Or contact us for the latest water technology developments in the Netherlands or if you want to collaborate with us.
The activities on water technology are within the framework of the Dutch Government's Partners for Water Programme and the TKI Water Technology of Topsector Water & Maritiem.