Who we are

We believe that worldwide access to safe water and sanitation is essential to human health, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. World Waternet was founded to help combat global water challenges. The better we respond to these challenges, the greater the chance we can provide clean water services for all.

We work with our Waternet experts to support public water organisations by offering sustainable, integral water solutions. We do this by providing expertise of the whole water cycle.



Affiliated to Waternet

World Waternet was founded in 2007 on the initiative of the regional public water authority Amstel, Gooi and Vecht (AGV) and Waternet, the public water company of Amsterdam and surroundings. Waternet provides water services to 1.3 million people and is the only water company in the Netherlands that covers the entire water cycle. World Waternet uses the expertise of both organisations, Waternet and AGV, to help improve the performance of foreign public water organisations.

World Waternet is a not-for-profit organisation with an independent Supervisory Board. World Waternet has a project-based staffing agreement with Waternet, which allows for Waternet employees to contribute to World Waternet projects on an annual basis.


Our organisation

We are a team of 14 people based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We are a non-for-profit organisation with an independent Board of Directors. Meet our Team and Board members!


Blue City Index

Amsterdam is number 1 in the Blue City Index. Our integrated water cycle approach offers many advantages. 88% of our customers are satisfied with our services. We are continuously looking for innovations and improvements, throughout cross-cutting improvements the entire water cycle. By 2020, we aim to work 100% climate neutral.