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Sustainable Water Fund - FDW


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

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. On this page, you will find inspiration for possible projects in the field of water security and water safety.

FDW projects contribute in the long term to sustainable economic growth, self-reliance and poverty reduction. The committed grant budget is €99 million.

Consult our advisors

Do you have an innovative idea for an SDGP project? Consult our advisors, they are happy to help you and offer advice. Send an email to our advisors with your ideas.

Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Water Fund contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

  • SDG 6: clean water and sanitation;
  • SDG 8: decent work and economic growth.

To achieve these goals, we need to cooperate. The Sustainable Water Fund works together with public-private partnerships between governments, businesses, NGOs and knowledge institutes.

FDW in practice

FDW carries out 42 projects in 24 countries. Let our projects water security and water safety projects in developing countries inspire you. Watch the following videos, practice stories or the overview of the projects:

For inspiration, watch one of our videos on YouTube:

FDW community

Are you an FDW project partner? And would you like to share knowledge and cooperate with other partnerships? Then sign up for the FDW PPP Community and share knowledge, experience and results with our partnerships and our advisors.


  • FDW CRMT report 1 COVID-19 risk impact and mitigations report
  • BoP Innovation Center webinar about inclusief PPPs

Communication and using logos

Cooperating partners that publish articles, videos and so on about their projects, can use our logo in their communication.