Dutch missions in, South Africa

Amsterdam International Water Week 2017 - Call for cases & solutions

Through centuries the Netherlands has gained a lot of innovative knowledge about water security, resilience and governance, as about two-thirds of the Netherlands is vulnerable to flooding. The Netherlands wants to continue sharing its knowledge of water.

Natural sand dunes and constructed dikes, dams, and floodgates provide defense against storm surges from the sea. River dikes prevent flooding from water flowing into the Netherlands through the major rivers Rhine and Meuse, while a complicated system of drainage ditches, canals, and pumping stations (historically: windmills) keep the low-lying parts of the country dry for habitation and agriculture. Water control boards (much like the CMA’s and proto CMA’s in SA) are the independent local government bodies responsible for maintaining this system. 

The water partnership between the Netherlands and South Africa is strong and involves many public and private stakeholders. A good opportunity to further the partnership on water is during the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW).  The AIWW takes place in the Netherlands from 30 October to 3 November 2017, it is one of the most diverse and innovative water events in Europe. The unique combination of the world renowned Aquatech Exhibition, Floodex Europe and the AIWW conference means that solutions and business connect with policy and science to discuss a broad range of subjects. Cities, utilities and industries meet at all levels. A not to miss opportunity to share your views with over 25.000 professionals.

We would like to invite you to engage in developing the AIWW conference program.

Do you have a good case or suggestion? Please see www.internationalwaterweek.com for the call for cases & solutions and become part of the AIWW!