As the international network organisation for the Dutch water sector, the Netherlands Water Partnership is hosting a seminar titled Water, Energy & Food for Cities, Industry and Agriculture. Due to the recent developments around COVID-19, the seminar Water, Energy & Food for Cities, Industry and Agriculture, originally planned for 16 January, is rescheduled to late March 2022. The event celebrates the start of the Global Goals Week, part of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Please stay tuned, we will keep you updated on the new date via this website and through our social channels.

Global challenges, integrated local solutions

In 2050, it is estimated that 9 billion people will live in large urban areas. Clean water for people, industry and food will become a challenge. We need to form partnerships and connect solutions and challenges.

A variety of Dutch water sector companies, knowledge institutes and water technology related organisations, together with their international partners, will bring you a high-level and in-depth programme at the Netherlands Pavilion during EXPO 2020 Dubai.

Programme (TBC)

All times are local UAE time (GST); 3 hours ahead of CET.

10:00-10:30 | High-level opening
Word of welcome & addressing the main themes.

10:30-11:50 | Session 1
Reflections On Integrated Water Resource Management and the Way Forward Towards the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Areas.
With speakers from Deltares, IHE Delft, PUB Singapore & Arabian Gulf University.

12:10-13:30 | Session 2
Nexus: Water and Food Connections.
With speakers from Wageningen University & Research, Priva, Royal Eijkelkamp & PUB Singapore.

14:20-14:40 | Wetskills Water Challenge
Final pitches

14:40-16:00 | Session 3
The Key to a Sustainable Water Supply.
With speakers from LG Sonic, Optiqua & PUB Singapore.

16:15-17:35 | Session 4
Water Safety and Efficiency in the Built Environment.
With speakers from Holland Water, Hydraloop & PUB Singapore.

17:35-17:50 | Closing
Followed by an informal drinks reception and matchmaking.

Register to join this event

Registration is closed for the time being, awaiting a new date.

Join the Dutch water sector and its worldwide partners for this seminar on global challenges and integrated local solutions.

If you would like to join us online, please register via

If you would like to join us in person, please:

  1. Register your attendance via the form on the website of the Netherlands Water Partnership
  2. Get a ticket to World Expo Dubai from the official website. Please make sure you have read the COVID-19 regulations.
  3. Show your confirmation email upon arrival. Since there is limited seating in the Business Lounge at the Netherlands Pavilion, we will confirm your attendance in advance.