The Dutch water expertise is widely known and Dutch experts are involved in water related projects all over the world. The Dutch government together with the Dutch water sector founded the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR-Team).
With the DRR instrument the Netherlands is able to cover the entire disaster management cycle from mitigation, preparedness and response to recovery.
Reducing the risk of water related disasters
Many countries around the world face severe water threats. Often, these countries are in urgent need of expert advice on how to prevent a disaster or how to recover from a calamity. For instance, when a country has been struck by severe flooding and the first emergency relief workers have gone, they need advice on how to build a sustainable and safer water future.
To meet these needs and respond swiftly, the Dutch government has initiated the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR Team). This team of experts advises governments on how to resolve urgent water issues related to flood risks, water pollution and water supply, to prevent disasters or to rebuild after water related disasters.
DRR-Team projects, either active on or started after January 2015, can be found at the aiddata.rvo.nl portal. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.