Successful Dutch Trade Mission to ASIA WATER 2022 in Malaysia | News Article

News | Dec 22, 2022 | 14:39

Last Tuesday, December 6th, kicked off an exciting and fruitful trade mission to ASIA WATER 2022, one of the largest water exhibitions in the region. In this blog post, he looks back with gratitude on a week full of highlights consisting of the Dutch Water Innovation Forum, a special session on ‘Leading Water Stewardship’, and the annual Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue. Throughout the week he was represented by ASIA WATER as Dutch Water Solutions was attended by a large his NL delegation led by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP). In addition, a DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) report on flood mitigation in Malaysia has been successfully submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia.


As the Netherlands is widely known for its expertise in the water sector, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia welcomed the ASEAN trade delegation to ASIA WATER 2022 in Kuala Lumpur.

The Dutch delegation included colleagues from ASEAN 5 countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia) and major Dutch and Malaysian water companies (Deltares, Duvalco Valves & Fittings Pte Ltd, KWT Group, Lantect Environmental, Meever & Meever, Navaza Water). Filters, NX Filtration, Paques, Royal Eijkelkamp).

The delegation was led by Henk Nieboer, Managing Director of the Dutch Water Partnership (NWP). Together with the Dutch Enterprises Authority (RVO) and Handelsroute, this Dutch delegation showcased all kinds of water solutions and made ASIA WATER 2022 a real success!

Dutch water solutions

After a site visit to the water treatment plant of Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd and a kick-off session on Tuesday, the Dutch delegation was ready to showcase Dutch water solutions at the Dutch Pavilion. 1 week. On Wednesday afternoon, the Dutch Water Innovation Forum took place with panel discussions on the topics of flood resilience, water and wastewater management, and data-driven water solutions.

During the forum, our distinguished guest, Mr. Datuk Ir Abdul Kadir Mohd Din, Fellow of YBhg. Malaysian Academy of Sciences, also shared valuable insights on Malaysia’s water sector with the audience. To celebrate the success of the event, Ambassador Jack Werner hosted a networking reception at his Chinoz inside the park. There, water partners had the opportunity to strengthen their network while enjoying a well-deserved drink.

Road to UN Water Conference 2023

The final version of the DRR report on flood mitigation in Malaysia was handed over to the newly appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Marco Hartmann (DRR mission leader) and Ambassador Jack Werner at the official opening ceremony on Thursday 8 December. it was done. And climate change, Nick Nazmi Nick Ahmad.

In the afternoon, we will host a special session on the theme of “Leading the Way in Water Management”, where both Ambassador Werner and delegation leader Henk Niebohr will discuss the history of Dutch water and solutions based on nature. gave a special lecture on

This was followed by a tripartite entitled “The Road Towards The United Nations Water Conference 2023”, which included a short presentation by Ambassador Werner Ms.united nations Resident Coordinator of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam and Deputy Ambassador of Tachikistan Bahodur Rahmonif. The trio was organized in anticipation of the March 2023 United Nations Water Conference (co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands) in New York.

Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue

On Friday 9 December, the final day of ASIA WATER 2022, we are pleased to host the 5th Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change.The dialogue began with a welcome address by the ambassador. Jack (Jaap) Werner and a keynote speech by Dr. Ching Thoo, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry.

The 5th Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue featured presentations by six speakers on the theme of ‘Flood Risk Mitigation and Resilience to Climate Change’.among the speakers Marco Hartmannpresented the final recommendations of the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) report.the other speakers henk neboer, Bastian Van Veen,

Professor Joy Jacqueline Pereira Marhafidz Shah bin Wan Mohd Omar, Director of Mitigation Section of NADMA. It was great to see increased interest from both presenters and audiences in strengthening bilateral cooperation in the water sector.


In short, ASIA WATER 2022 was a week full of successes and meaningful interactions. We look forward to continuing to work together on water solutions in Malaysia and hope to continue and strengthen in the future. Successful Dutch Trade Mission to ASIA WATER 2022 in Malaysia | News Article

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