Water management trade mission to Oman and Saudi Arabia

28th of November to the 3rd of December

Mission background

Saudi Arabia and Oman encourage Dutch water expertise

Oman and Saudi Arabia face major societal challenges in the areas of water management, water scarcity and salinization. Groundwater and surface water quantities are limited; there are virtually no rivers and precipitation is low. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the need for solutions in these areas. The need for water in these Gulf states is so enormous that the region's demand for water will most likely double by 2055. Both countries have therefore chosen to invest heavily in water technologies in the coming years.
Dutch innovative solutions, products and knowledge in the water sector are highly regarded by Saudi Arabia and Oman. It is no coincidence that Dutch policy in the Gulf has been successfully focusing on this theme for several years. For example, Saudi Arabia is currently working on several large water projects with Dutch input. There is also already a strategic cooperation between Oman and the Netherlands in the field of water. Oman and Saudi Arabia face major societal challenges in the areas of water management, water scarcity and salinization. Groundwater and surface water quantities are limited; there are virtually no rivers and precipitation is low. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the need for solutions in these areas. The need for water in these Gulf states is so enormous that the region's demand for water will most likely double by 2055. Both countries have therefore chosen to invest heavily in water technologies in the coming years.

Target audience

Who should join this mission?

De missie is gericht op Nederlandse bedrijven en kennisinstellingen met technologieën, producten of diensten op het gebied van de volgende deelsectoren:

During the mission

What can you expect?

During this mission:

Costs and participation

The registration deadline is November 1, 2021. The language of communication is predominantly English. Participating companies must fit within the stated structure and content focus of this trade mission. Registration and the automatic confirmation of receipt thereof does therefore not automatically mean admission to the trade mission. You will receive a final confirmation of your participation from the RVO project manager after the registration period has closed.

Costs

Participation costs € 500 excluding VAT per day per company (maximum 1 participant per company due to coronavirus). Included in the costs are the program components of this trade mission. collective local transport and local support from the organization Travel and accommodation costs are at your own expense. The Rijkdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) is not liable for any cancellation costs.

Interested?

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Want to know more?

Thomas van den Boogerd

Project Manager

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