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Let’s make waves for water! New York Water Week 18 March – 24 March

18/03/2023 - 24/03/2023

Are you active in the water sector, and do you want to showcase your innovations and best practices to improve the sector? Then take part in the New York Water Week (NYWW), from 18 – 24 March. This is a separate but complementary part of the United Nations 2023 Water Conference. Please register now.  

The New York Water Week is a collaboration between the New York City government and the Netherlands. It showcases innovative water actions and solutions from across the globe. It also broadens the scope and impact of the United Nations 2023 Water Conference, which takes place from 22 – 24 March. We invite you to bring your ideas to New York City, showcase your best practices and innovations, and share your pledges and commitments to the Water Action Agenda. Let’s inspire and be inspired.

The central themes of New York Water Week are:

  • Youth & Education: Empower those who can empower others;
  • Resilient Cities: Cities as centers for creative solutions and action;
  • Water Innovation and Businesses: Being serious about water means putting words into action.

For whom?

We welcome innovative startups, corporate entrepreneurs and passionate water professionals.

What to expect

Water Innovation and Businesses flagship event

This flagship event, including field visits, will take place around Water Innovation & Businesses. The event aims to bring together innovative leaders and entrepreneurs from the US, the Netherlands, and other countries in the water sector.

Date Event
21 March
  • Fields visits
  • Workshops
22 March
  • Plenary session
  • Network reception

Visit the New York Water Week website for more details about the programme.

Working visit and Enterprise Europe Network matchmaking

Take part in our working visit and matchmaking session on 21 and 22 March. Find out about the many business opportunities New York’s water sector has to offer.

The working visit gives you a chance to:

  • Gain insights into business development opportunities;
  • Join networking events and field visits;
  • Present your product or service to a large international audience;
  • Attract new customers;
  • Expand your international professional network;
  • Team up with other stakeholders in strategic partnerships.

The visit and matchmaking session offer the perfect opportunity to strengthen your network and start long-term partnerships. Participation is open to companies registered in the Netherlands (including startups and scale-ups), NGOs, government organizations and knowledge institutes in the water sector.

Registration and expenses

Please register for this working visit via this link. Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are at your own expense. Up to 60 people can take part in this working visit.

It is important to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) that participating companies suit the focus of this visit. Registration does not guarantee your place for this visit. We will send you an update confirming your participation in early February.

We encourage inclusion, diversity and female entrepreneurship. We do not select participants based on gender. But we challenge you to look for women participants within your organization to take part in this working visit.

More information

For more information about this working visit, please contact aquamatch@rvo.nl. Visit the New York Water Week website for general information about this event.


The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Europe Enterprise Agency organize this working visit on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands embassy in Washington and the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (NL)
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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