Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

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Sustainable Water Fund

It is currently not possible to apply for an FDW-grant.

Publication of the programme and procedures for the new, third call of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) is expected by the end of August 2016 in the Government Gazette and on our website:

Kick-off meeting third call of the FDW

On 6 September, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( is organising an information meeting in The Hague (venue Crowne Plaza Promenade) concerning the third call of the FDW. The programme begins at 13.30 (welcome at reception from 13.00) and concludes with networking drinks at 17.15. To register please fill out the registration form. For the kick-off meeting, see the programme concept. You can register up until 1 September 2016. Maximum two people per company may participate. Participation is free of charge.

Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

The Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility in the field of water and sanitation, which aims to contribute to water safety and water reliability in developing countries. In real terms this means collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industry and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or knowledge institutions that focus on the following subthemes and which may be eligible for subsidies from FDW:

  • Improved access to drinking water and sanitation
  • Efficient and sustainable water use, particularly within agriculture
  • Safe deltas and improved basin management.
A long-term contribution is made towards sustainable economic growth, self-reliance and the fight against poverty.

Projects overview

FDW projects, either active on or started after January 2015, can be found at the portal. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.

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