Dutch Surge Support (DSS Water)

Dutch Surge Support (DSS Water) responds to calls for water-related disaster relief around the globe. DSS Water deploys Dutch water experts to help solve water and sanitation issues, water resources management and water supply.
The Dutch government, the Dutch water sector and the Netherlands Red Cross founded the DSS water.

Rapid Response

The Dutch are world-renowned for their water expertise. Dutch experts are involved in water-related projects all over the globe and they make an important contribution to saving lives and keeping regions habitable. With DSS Water, the Netherlands improves the international response to water related disasters while gaining knowledge on water related emergency aid.

The Netherlands covers the entire disaster management cycle with DSS: from mitigation, preparedness and response to recovery.

DSS and the Dutch Risk Reduction Team

DSS is an addition to the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR Team), which aims at preventing water-related disasters and helps with reconstruction work.

Project Overview

Read more about DSS Water projects (active on or started after January 2015) on the aiddata.rvo.nl portal. This portal shows an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). You can search by country, sector and programme.

More Information

For more information, see the web page of the Dutch Water Sector.

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