The AIWW conference resulted in the signing of nine Amsterdam Agreements. The agreements express the intention of many leading companies, institutes and authorities in the water sector to jointly collaborate on a wide range of challenging issues on the global water agenda.
Changing the way we look at our water-related risks – finding new approaches – is something that cannot be achieved overnight. Case owners, experts, suppliers and investors signing an Amsterdam Agreement, pledge to continue their work in the coming years until they have reached their goals, in order to achieve real breakthroughs. Signatories will report back on their progress during the Amsterdam International Water Week 2019.
Lennart Silvis, Chairman of the Managing Board AIWW and Managing Director Netherlands Water Partnership: “The success of this conference is that we did not organise a traditional call for papers. We deliberately called for real life cases and solutions. We have organised round table discussions in which case holders were matched to those who could provide solutions to these specific cases. It was a very intensive process, but the only way to come up with concrete output and new partnerships.
Some of these partnerships are labelled as an Amsterdam Agreement. Part of the agreement is to keep us informed about the progress, the challenges, road blocks and successes, and increase the transparency which is required to make the next step in the global water world.”