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Open until 31 December 2022

Water management & technology

The water management track focuses on the specific (business) opportunities in coastal protection and flood control. The water technology track zooms in on smart water usage and management and the relationship with agriculture.

  • Most countries in Southeast Asia have relatively large amounts of fresh water per capita. Maintaining this stock and using it properly is a huge challenge. Especially with the rapid population growth and growing agriculture.
  • Singapore has a limited amount of fresh water. The country faces the challenge of dealing with its water supplies in an even smarter way. Dutch expertise can most certainly help with this.
  • The relationship between agriculture and water is reflected in the themes of groundwater use and soil subsidence, water quality and waste processing. As a water country, the Netherlands has been active in the ASEAN-5 region for many years. Long-term water cooperation exists with Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. The cooperation with Thailand is following suit and developing at a strong pace. In 2018, the Thai Water Act came into effect in Thailand, a long-term plan with ambitious water management goals. This country offers more and more concrete opportunities. Dutch companies can contribute to this with their knowledge and expertise.

Market opportunities per ASEAN-5 country




non-revenue water, sludge management, marine litter

groundwater technology


coast protection, flood control, nature based solutions

water re-use, desalination, resource recovery, digital solutions, smart monitoring


coast protection, flood control, hydrographic modelling

industrial waste water treatment


water quality and solid waste in river basin management, flood control

groundwater level and measurement


coastal erosion, agro-water

groundwater use in relation to land subsidence

Read more: News about the Water Track



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Participants 211
Meetings 21


Afghanistan 1
Australia 1
Bangladesh 1
Belgium 2
China 2
India 2
Indonesia 115
Japan 1
Malaysia 15
Myanmar 3
Netherlands 212
Norway 1
Philippines 4
Singapore 31
Thailand 15
Viet Nam 28
Total 434


Startup 23
Company (SME) 120
Company (Industry) 89
University 13
R&D Institution 14
Association/Agency 24
Authority/Government 83
Other 68
Total 434

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