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Published on: 10 February 2023 | Changed on: 10 February 2023

From its first subsidy round, Partners for Water has selected 10 new projects from Dutch companies and research institutes. These innovative projects involve close cooperation with local partners to contribute to water security in countries worldwide.

Knowledge and expertise in new contexts

Partners for Water offers subsidies for innovative solutions for water-related challenges abroad. The selected projects from the first subsidy application round focus on many aspects of water security. These include irrigation, water availability, flood prediction, circular water systems and the use of groundwater buffers. The projects will take place in Colombia, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal and Suriname.

Ensuring water security

With these projects, people around the world will profit from increased water security. For example:

  • Water managers in Eswatini, Mozambique, and South Africa will have access to information, warnings, and advice on current and expected water availability and demand;
  • Irrigation projects will reduce water use, improve soil quality, and increase agricultural yields in Ghana, Suriname and Nepal. This will also contribute to improved food security;
  • The flood prediction service in Malawi will allow users to monitor and predict floods in real-time and receive warnings up to 12 hours in advance. This information will give people more time to evacuate in the event of a flood; and
  • The groundwater buffer and circular water systems in Colombia and Mexico will ensure water availability in dry seasons. In Colombia, these systems will also decrease the salinisation of groundwater.
  • Other projects in Kenya and Ecuador will ensure clean water in shrimp ponds and reduce water use in fish farms. This will boost food security and water security.

New Partners for Water projects

CountryOrganisationProject titleProject type
ColombiaDeltaresThe use of natural groundwater buffersFeasibility
EcuadorLG Sonic B.V.Monitoring and combatting algaePilot
  • Emanti Management (South Africa)
  • FutureWater (the Netherlands)
  • Hydrologic (the Netherlands)
Water availability forecasterPilot
GhanaBureau M2 B.V.Smart reuse of wastewaterFeasibility
GhanaTechnical University of DelftClimate-smart irrigation systemPilot
  • AquaFarmingConsult
  • EKAS Technologies
  • FOSPA-Africa
  • Laikipia University
  • Nyeri Fish Farmers Cooperative S. (LTD)
  • Wageningen Research
Affordable recirculating aquaculture systemsFeasibility
MalawiHaskoningDHVFlood prediction serviceFeasibility
  • Beccan Davila
  • Field Factors
  • Mexican research institute Centro
Circular water systems in citiesFeasibility
  • aQysta B.V.
  • Agro-Eco Advisors
  • Himalaya Agro-ecology Research and Development
Powerful water pumpPilot
  • Attro Trading Africa
  • Tijms B.V.
Precision irrigation systemsPilot

For more information on these projects, see the Partners for Water website.

Apply for the Partners for Water subsidy

Are you active in the water sector? Would you like to use your innovation knowledge, expertise and strength for water security in deltas, delta cities and river basins abroad? Partners for Water will open for a third subsidy application round on 30 June 2023. Find out about the conditions and how to apply on the Partners for Water page.

Partners for Water Programme

Partners for Water aims to foster water security in deltas, delta cities and river basins abroad. Water security means sustainable protection from too much, too little or too dirty water. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency carries out Partners for Water. The programme is commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

For more information, visit the Partners for Water page. Would you like to stay informed on these and other development projects? Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter.

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