More than a billion people around the world do not have access to clean water and sanitation, with more than 40 per cent of the global population affected by water scarcity. More than a billion people live in river basins where more water is used than is recharged. And floods and other water-related disasters occur more and more.

For the Netherlands improved water management is a priority in our development aid policy. By means of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) the Netherlands is focusing on improved watershed management, safe deltas and efficient use of water in agriculture. The Netherlands' target to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) for Water and Sanitation by 2030 is to provide 30 million people with sustainable access to safe water and 50 million people with sustainable access to improved sanitation.

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Today’s water challenges call for cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and expertise. The Dutch water sector invites you to team up to find the best solutions for our changing world.

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