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Sustainable Water Fund - FDW


The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries.

This facility is closed. You can no longer apply for a grant.

With the FDW programme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industry and NGOs.

Programme and Projects

Through FDW, we execute 40 projects in 22 countries and in 13 sectors. The total budget for this programme is €99 million. So far, 72 million has been paid out.

On the website you can find all FDW projects that have been active or started since 2012. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by us. You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme. FDW projects that have been finished before 2015 have not been included in the Aiddata list.

World map FDW projects

FDW in practice

The Sustainable Water Fund programme is already successfully being implemented. Under ‘Featured’ on this page, you can find our latest article on the programme. More experiences and tips can be found under Showcases FDW. You can also view the film about the Solidaridad FDW project in Southeast Asia on YouTube or read the Inclusive PPPs report (pdf) featuring best practices.

Communication and using logos

Are you a Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) cooperation partner? Do you publish articles, videos or other kinds of messages about your FDW project? Do not forget to mention FDW, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Dutch government in your communication. You can use this example text:

"In this project, we collaborate with the Sustainable Water Fund, a programme from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency uses the Sustainable Water Fund to stimulate public-private collaboration in the water sector on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

Do you want to use a logo from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Dutch government? Send an email with your request to

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