The Netherlands’ long-term need for water management solutions has generated a large, varied and coherent knowledge infrastructure encompassing prominent government and private-sector research centres, technological and educational institutes and several universities.
These institutions conduct a broad range of basic and applied research in fields directly and indirectly related to water. Dutch research is also internationally oriented and the institutes have built up networks and experience in water-related issues at international level.
The Netherlands also shares its considerable experience and expertise in institutional capacity-building within the water sector. For more than 100 years, educational institutes in the Netherlands have been offering courses on different aspects of water management to international students. This has created an extensive network of professionals trained in water management by the Dutch.
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