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Is your company or organization ready to make a positive impact on the water security and safety challenges in Colombia? Whether you're keen to contribute or eager to share your insights and experiences, join us for the Water Platform Meeting in The Hague on December 7th!

The Water Platform Meeting Colombia aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and insights on collaborations between the Netherlands and Colombia in water management. The agenda includes presentations on current and upcoming projects, events and opportunities for business and subsidies. At the end of the event there are networking drinks to meet fellow professionals that are active or are interested to work in the Dutch-Colombian water sector.

For Whom?

Registration is open to all organizations and individuals that operate in the water sector and are active or are interested to expand to Colombia.

When & Where

Babylon The Hague, 7 December 2023
You are welcome at the venue from 13:30 onwards. The presentations and discussions are scheduled from 14:00 – 16:30 and the programme ends with networking drinks until 17:30.


Walk in - Coffee/Tea 

Welcome by Delta Coordinator Colombia Barbara Swart incl. a short introduction round
Barbara Swart - Ministry of Infrastructure & Water management

Presentation on the bilateral collaboration with Colombia on water and climate and Water as Leverage Cartagena by Robert Proos and the Blue Deal (InspirAgua) by Ellen Bollen-Weide
Robert Proos – Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Ellen Bollen-Weide - Dutch Water Authorities

Partners for Water and other RVO subsidy schemes by Hugo de Vries, followed by the Deltares feasibility study on aquifer storage and recovery by Marta Faneca  
Hugo de Vries – Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Marta Faneca Sànchez - Deltares

Coffee break

Study on B2B market opportunities in Cartagena by Wessel Mol from Holland House Colombia
Wessel Mol - Holland House Colombia

Barbara Swart - Ministry of Infrastructure & Water management

Networking drinks 

Partners for Water Programme

The platform meeting is organized by the Partners for Water programme. Partners for Water is a programme of the Dutch Government that works on water security worldwide. This is accomplished through long-term cooperation between local partners and the Dutch water sector. The programme promotes knowledge sharing, innovations and an integrated approach. In this way, it creates a positive impact in the field of water safety and water security for people, nature and biodiversity.

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