We connect people and organisations to
collaborate for clean and safe water in Asia

The Water Agency believes that inspiring leaders and bringing different people together is a key ingredient for solving water challenges. Hence, we develop networks of water professionals around specific challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific water sector. By activating these networks through our services, we create unique value by connecting and engaging people and facilitating a process of sharing and learning.Our services are divided into four business lines with signature programs that are targeted at different audiences to engage better to support sustainable water projects. We are always looking for partners interested in collaborating to implement these programs. See the overview of our services below to learn more in detail.

The water hub

Education

Online water and climate education

Future water leaders program

knowledge

Project Collaboration platform

Urban Climate Adaptation Serious game

business

Local Project Implementation & Support

Gateway to the asia water academy

Communication

Gateway to the asia water academy

The water hub

Education

knowledge

business

Communication

Online water and climate education

Future water leaders program

Project Collaboration platform

Urban Climate Adaptation Serious game

Local Project Implementation & Support

Gateway to the asia water academy

Gateway to the asia water academy

Level of Engagement in Programs and Projects

The Water Agency is an independent agency and strongly rooted in our local markets. We are valued for our creative, enthusiastic and results-oriented approach. We always put our best effort in every engagement with any stakeholder so that our services are beneficial for our partners.

Increasing level of stakeholders engagement

Increasing level of stakeholders engagement

Inform

Local stakeholders are informed about the role and scope of the consultant, including working plan.

Consult

Local stakeholders are consulted for feedbacks on approach and preliminary climate actions.

Involve

Local stakeholders provide advise on the climate actions, implementation schemes, and way forward.

Collaborate

Local stakeholders collaborate to make prioritization and realistic climate goals/targets.

Project Implementation

Education

Providing training and creating access to water education for (young) professionals play an important role in solving the most pressing as well as future water challenges. We bring together international and local professionals, students and young professionals to contribute ideas and concepts for their version of solutions in sustainable water management. Our water challenge programs offer opportunities for both young talents and business executives to connect while educating and preparing them for working in the water sector.

Through our educational tools and platforms, we bring interdisciplinary and practice-oriented online training and courses to many more water professionals across Asia, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to face water and climate-related challenges in their daily work.

With our broad network in the local and international water sector, we act as a local liaison or point of contact for universities, educational institutions, and organisations, as well as business coaching for startups, and SMEs by delivering comprehensive market research with relevant recommendations. We also organize educational programs, student exchange, events, workshops, webinars, professional training, leadership development and alumni events. Moreover, we conduct serious games integrated with learning strategies and interactive brainstorming activities on significant water-related issues by bringing different stakeholders to the same table.

Focus Areas

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Youth Capacity Building

International Best Practices

Online Learning

Education-Community-Business Nexus

Education Programs

An innovative competition that inspires young talents

Online water, environment, and climate education platform

Education Projects

Mekong Salt Lab

The Mekong Salt Lab will be set up in line with the Mekong Delta priorities set by our the national and provincial government and provides

WE are Water Education

With the support of NUFFIC Orange Knowledge(TMT++) Program, The Water Agency collaborated with the VU Amsterdam University to provide the platform of Online Water Education

K2K Capacity Building Program

The K2K (Capacity Development of Knowledge to Knowledge) Internship Program has been done in August with the funding support under EKN/RVO. The main theme of this program

Welang River Basin Academy

Welang River Basin Management Academy (RBMA) final presentation was successfully held on 17 March 2022. This training was tailor-made to support the knowledge transfer and

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021 is a unique capacity-building program where 25 Young Water Leaders were selected, mentored, and challenged to learn about all aspects

Curriculum Development Program (TMT)

With the support of NUFFIC Orange Knowledge (TMT) Program, The Water Agency collaborated with the VU Amsterdam University to provide the Curriculum development for Bachelor

Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge

The Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge served as a capacity building and education program to further understand the Welang River. The program is conducted by inviting

Indonesia Port Academy

The programme is designed for students not just to have a classroom learning but also practical experience directly on the field mentored by various local

Knowledge

Across the Asia region, there are many water and climate adaptation programs and projects, focusing on a broad range of topics by bringing experts together who work together for a shorter or longer period of time, share knowledge, develop ideas, acquire new insights, and implement solutions. Many times, this knowledge is not captured well and shared between projects and programs, or contributes concrete understanding and awareness to the community. To fill this gap, The Water Agency provide a platform for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and learning between local and international experts. We organize and showcase a collection of climate adaptation projects and knowledge programs to a wider audience and provide an opportunity to build connections with people of similar interests, improving communication and co-creation within communities.

Moreover, we apply innovative technologies and approaches to improve interaction, collaboration, and communication within our knowledge-sharing programs. For example, we utilize gamification as a tool to unlock local communities’ power as a new frontier to address urban water and climate change challenges by empowering them to design and implement solutions at different levels.

We also organize offline activities such as local or international city-to-city learning exchange services, study tours, facilitation of partnership programs, webinars, events and workshops providing a unique perspective on local water issues.

Focus Areas

Knowledge Exchange

Stakeholder Engagement

Serious Gaming

KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMS

A serious gaming tool to unlock local communities’ power

An online workspace for people and organisations

Knowledge Projects

Yangon Raincraft

The city of Yangon is one of the most vulnerable cities worldwide to climate change, suffering from widespread flooding during the monsoon while experiencing severe

Dredging and Reclamation Course

Capacity Building is a key activity for the Netherlands in partnership with Myanmar. The Water Agency organised and coordinated a very interesting program for all

Thaketa Climate Adaptation Pilot Project

Yangon is one of the most vulnerable cities worldwide to climate change, suffering from widespread flooding during the monsoon while experiencing severe water shortages in

Curriculum Development Program (TMT)

With the support of NUFFIC Orange Knowledge (TMT) Program, The Water Agency collaborated with the VU Amsterdam University to provide the Curriculum development for Bachelor

Welang River Basin Academy

Welang River Basin Management Academy (RBMA) final presentation was successfully held on 17 March 2022. This training was tailor-made to support the knowledge transfer and

Mekong Salt Lab

The Mekong Salt Lab will be set up in line with the Mekong Delta priorities set by our the national and provincial government and provides

Can Tho Raincraft Pilot

Can Tho is a central city of the Mekong Delta and also one of the regions seriously affected by climate change. Therefore, this requires a

Business

The impacts of climate change are experienced by everyone and all sectors in some extent, not to mention, companies and businesses. Water-related risks affect at least supply chain, operating costs, revenue, and productivity of a business. Therefore, recognizing the value of water and its impacts to operations help businesses to adapt to climate change and increase its resilience and sustainability. We organize business education and capacity-building programs on water for mid-level professionals from all business sectors in Asia. Through these programs, we aim to connect water and business to raise the necessary awareness and education that helps companies to gain insights on their competitive position, bottom line, supply chains, staff productivity, etc and develop a ‘water-proof’ strategy.

Moreover, The Water Agency coordinate and assist public, private, and nongovernmental organisations in implementing their projects on the ground. These include stakeholder engagements and setting up an enabling environment for smooth project implementation and building a sense of belonging for the community and local stakeholders. Up until 2022, we have collaborated with more than 100 international and local partners, and we always put people in the heart of the operation, in finding solutions ensuring that water is equitably and sustainably shared.

We also facilitate conferences, product demonstration shows, and deliver comprehensive market information, contacts and relations to companies which want to expand their business in Asia. Through our water hubs and core teams across Asia, we bring a local point of contact, eyes and ears on the ground, and authentic local market knowledge.

Focus Areas

Consultancy

On-the-job & Off-the-job Trainings

Local Liaison

BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Assistance for public, private, and nongovernmental organisations

Business education and capacity-building program

Business Projects

Mekong Salt Lab

The Mekong Salt Lab will be set up in line with the Mekong Delta priorities set by our the national and provincial government and provides

Pekalongan Batik Waste Water

Batik industry workshops are spread throughout Pekalongan City, often in small household workshops. To some extent, this industry plays a part in significant overexploitation and

Thaketa Climate Adaptation Pilot Project

Yangon is one of the most vulnerable cities worldwide to climate change, suffering from widespread flooding during the monsoon while experiencing severe water shortages in

Dredging and Reclamation Course

Capacity Building is a key activity for the Netherlands in partnership with Myanmar. The Water Agency organised and coordinated a very interesting program for all

Communication

Connectedness is the defining success factor for the global water sector. Connectedness enables sharing of knowledge, commitment, learning, innovation, collaboration, transparency, and accountability. Asia water sector has a unique opportunity to leapfrog by embracing digital technology as a key enabler and accelerator for progress. Hence, The Water Agency has developed and been actively operating Asia Water Portals – online communication platforms as digital gateways that connect local and international water professionals and enable them to discover, share, learn and collaborate. These platforms includes Indonesia Water Portal, Myanmar Water Portal and Vietnam Water Portal.

The portals are accessible 24/7, supporting desktop and mobile devices, provided with relevant articles, publications, expert interviews, directories, reports and digital newsletters on the latest water development in the Asia Pacifi. The platforms have a public site as well as a secure member-only community, allowing its members to effectively share information, build connections and look-up project. The portals are visited by more than 5000 unique visitors each month, and the number of visitors and subscribers to the platforms have been increasing year by year.

A number of online and offline talkshows, webinars, and workshops on various water-related topics have been successfully organized on the portals by collaborating with different stakeholders from the local water sector. Moreover, the portals are always welcomed to the organizations, and private companies who wants to promotes their service or product to the local water community, and showcase their activities effectively.

Focus Areas

News Portal

Monthly Journal

Best Practices Publication

COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Online communication platforms to disseminate information

Communication Updates