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2nd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the Asian Development Bank organised the 2nd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week from 17 to 21 June 2013 in Delft, the Netherlands.


The learning week's theme is Building Cooperation for Green Cities in Secure River Basins. Participants will contribute project case studies from Asia and the Netherlands and learn together in an intensive program how to leverage results from collaborative approaches in water investment projects for cities and river basins.


The program builds on the successful experience of the 1st Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week in October 2012 in which more than 30 Asian water leaders compared experiences with colleagues in the Netherlands in making smart choices for water security and green growth.


Participation in the learning week is targeted to project teams from Asia that seek to build new ways of cooperation into new or ongoing urban and basin water projects. To successfully complete the week’s intensive program, the selected teams will work and learn in partnership with dedicated host organizations and experts from the Netherlands and IHE Delft. Project teams come from Afghanistan, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Project teams

Projects supported by the Asian Development Bank’s Water Financing Program 2011-2020 were invited to submit a proposal. Participating project teams were expected to include five highly motivated members, from two different government organizations, the corporate or private sector, civil society, and a development finance or partner agency.


Please find the programme for the Learning Week here.

Draft Programme 2nd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week


Please find the report of the Learning Week here.

Report of the 2nd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week

Guidelines for proposals

Criteria for the selection of project teams are in the guidelines for proposals.

Guidelines for proposals 2nd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week

Contact information

Ms. Audrey Esteban,
Ms. Rozemarijn ter Horst,