Helping 20 million people around the world gain access to clean, sufficient and safe water. That is the ambitious goal behind the Blue Deal: the international programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and all the Dutch water authorities.
Elements of good water management
The Blue Deal programme runs to the end of 2030 and consists of 17 partnerships in 14 countries. Together they strengthen the 3 crucial elements of good water management: sufficient knowledge and expertise, a well-functioning organisation, and cooperation with key stakeholders. In this way, the programme contributes to achieving Sustainable Development Goals 6.3 – 6.6.
By joining forces, the Dutch ministries and water authorities wish to achieve more than they can do individually. The focus of the Blue Deal is on providing help, creating business opportunities and learning from other countries.