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Peer supported partnerships

VEI implements peer supported partnerships between water operators worldwide, aiming to share knowledge and skills to make the utilities stronger, healthier, and more resilient. We believe that everybody in the world deserves proper, adequate, and sustainable water services delivery. Standing side by side as water operators, being able to make a practical difference in the lives of so many is what makes us tick and what gives meaning to VEI. 

VEI is an initiative of seven Dutch water operators that are committed to Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) of the United Nations: sustainable water and sanitation for everyone.

Water services worldwide

VEI builds the capacity of a utility that demands for assistance or guidance through facilitating peer-to-peer exchange of skills, knowledge and goodwill. Established in 2004 by Dutch water operators, VEI has developed into an effective organization active in 19 countries worldwide, capacitating employees from water utilities, and helping people from low-income areas in Africa, Asia and South America with access to improved water services.

Across the world, water operators are struggling to provide safe water services. Almost 1 billion people still lack access to good water, while 2,4 billion people lack access to proper sanitation. VEI makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by improving sustainable water services delivery. VEI is dedicated to a society in which there is universal sustainable water services management, leaving no one behind.

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20 countries
37 projects
929,356 people