VEI equals Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs)
WOPs are peer support partnerships between water and sanitation utilities aiming to share knowledge and skills to make utilities stronger, healthier and more resilient. WOPs work through peer-to-peer exchange of skills, knowledge and goodwill to build the capacity of a utility that demands for assistance or guidance.
VEI is the world’s leading promotor and implementor of WOPs
Established in 2004 by Dutch water operators, VEI has developed into an effective organisation with a stable annual turnover of € 20 million that is engaged in the implementing WOPs with dozens of water operators over more than 20 countries worldwide, capacitating hundreds of employees from water utilities, and providing over 300,000 people with improved access to water services, mostly from low-income areas in Africa, Asia en South America.