Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

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

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

Programme and Projects

Through FDW, RVO.nl executes 33 projects in 22 countries and in 13 sectors. The total budget for this programme is €45.23 million up to 2017. So far, 52% of the budget has been spent.

On the website Aiddata.rvo.nl 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 RVO.nl. 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 an article about Building with Nature. This project works on a solution for the advancing seawater on the Indonesian island of Java. 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.

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