COLOMBIA - THE NETHERLANDS: Working together WATER COOPERATION for a resilient future
Cooperation between Colombia and the Netherlands in the water sector goes back over almost half a century. Water has to be managed wisely to improve health, reduce poverty and sustain economic development. People, livelihoods and infrastructure have to be protected against oods and rising sea levels. After the severe ooding in 2011, Colombia and the Netherlands started to work together more intensively, in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding on Integrated Water Management. I am happy that we also cooperate on
a multilateral level. This year at the Sendai International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Colombia, the Netherlands and Japan jointly launched the idea of establishing an international Delta Coalition.