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What we do

The Netherlands Water Partnership facilitates the Dutch water sector to have an even greater impact internationally.
Matchmaking
Matchmaking
Worldwide network
Worldwide network
Programmes
Programmes
Events and promotion
Events and promotion
Collaboration
Collaboration
Benin

International impact

NWP’s members are involved all over the world in various aspects of water such as water management, water governance, flood prevention, engineering, reliable supply, and safe drinking water and sanitation. NWP builds on their work and further promotes the Dutch water sector as a whole.
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. They regularly meet to discuss opportunities, collaboration and ongoing activities in their country of interest.
The Netherlands Pavilion at the Aqautech trade exhibition in Amsterdam

Promotion

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.
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NWP Water NGO 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.
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Cross-cutting themes

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