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What we do

The Netherlands Water Partnership facilitates the Dutch water sector to have an even greater impact internationally.
Worldwide network
Worldwide network
Events and promotion
Events and promotion
Visit of a South African delegation to the Netherlands

Sharing knowledge and expertise

As a low lying delta of three large rivers flowing into the North Sea, the Netherlands and water management are synonymous. The Netherlands has always looked for ways to share its knowledge and expertise and to learn from others. NWP supports the Dutch water sector in doing so and forges international collaboration.
Coast of Benin

Country specialists and platforms

In its role as co-implementer of several Dutch Government programmes, NWP facilitates country-specific platforms for organisations in the Netherlands. Participants regularly meet to discuss opportunities, collaboration and ongoing activities in their country of interest.

Cross-cutting themes

NWP is building thematic networks in the Netherlands to jointly seek international collaboration. These themes are among others Urban Resilience, Water Crisis and Water & Agrifood.
Global Impact NWP

International impact

NWP’s members are involved in various water-related projects all over the world, that have to do with water management, water governance, flood prevention, engineering, reliable supply, and safe drinking water and sanitation. NWP further promotes their work and the Dutch water sector as a whole.
Holland Pavilion - Stockholm WWW


NWP’s mandate, with government support, is to promote Dutch water expertise internationally, among others via dutchwatersector.com. You may meet us and the Dutch water sector at major exhibitions, trade missions and so on.
South African delegation pays a visit to the Netherlands

Programmes and alliances

NWP executes several programmes on behalf of the Dutch Government, working with partners such as the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Dutch water sector benefits from these programmes, like the Partners for Water programme and YEP Programmes.

NWP NGO Water Platform

A wide variety of Dutch NGOs focus on different aspects of water management ranging from access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, enhancing sustainable water use and ecosystems management. As an integral part of NWP, the NGO Water Platform organizes this key stakeholder group.
Trade mission to Poland

Networks, knowledge and matchmaking

NWP stimulates collaboration and builds partnerships. On top of our own network, our members actively bring their own networks to the table. We also work with Dutch embassies who have their own knowledge and contacts in the water sector. This puts us in a strong position to matchmake between entities abroad and entities in the Netherlands.
Mission to Jordan in November 2018

Study tours and trade missions

NWP brings international entities in contact with the Dutch Water Sector; facilitates visits; and organises exhibitions and conferences. NWP frequently hosts international delegations visiting the Netherlands and facilitates Dutch delegations visiting other countries. It is a trusted partner of the Dutch Government.