Indonesia and the Netherlands Cooperating on Water
Indonesia and the Netherlands have established an intensive and longstanding relationship when it comes to water. Water professionals from both countries work closely together in many water projects throughout Indonesia to continuously develop new technologies and approaches to meet the ever growing challenges of providing clean water to people, irrigating agricultural land and protecting coastal areas against flooding.
The relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands with regard to water has been changing in recent years "from aid to trade", focusing on knowledge, innovation, capacity building and governance. Private sector and commercial contracts play an increasingly important role.
Indonesia's Future Water Leaders
Indonesia needs enthusiastic and capable water professionals. The urgency and complexity of water problems has increased dramatically over recent years, requiring the water sector to attract more people, invest in training and education and offer attractive career development opportunities. Particular emphasis should be placed on engaging young people who are still in a position to make important choices with regards to their education and career.
It is in this context that the Indonesia-Netherlands Water Challenge aims to strengthen the cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands by engaging young Indonesian talent, promoting the exchange of knowledge and supporting joint innovation.