Coalitions & partnerships

Join For Water is working on a long-term partnership with its partners in the South and the North.

In the South the projects are set up and implemented in collaboration with local authorities, users’ organisations, farmers’ organisations, and local NGO’s. Thanks to the (in most cases) jointly taken responsibility, there is a growing trust between civil organisations and local authorities. Moreover, through their many years of cooperation both the partners and Join For Water strengthen their expertise and position.

European NGO’s and scientific institutions with a strong expertise in other fields help Join For Water to broaden its dedication to water to an integral approach.
In addition, a number of strategic partners are actively involved in refining the Join For Water policy.

The structural links with Belgium’s (public) (drinking-)water companies is important thanks to the financial solidarity and the sharing of technical expertise and know-how of these companies, and through collaborative communication we broaden the support for development. A number of private companies, too, voluntarily place their knowledge and financial contribution at our disposal.

Furthermore Join For Water is actively involved in a small number of consultative structures in Belgium and abroad such as 11.11.11, ngo-federatie, CNCD, The Flemish Partnership Water for Development, Coalition 2015 - Time is running, the International Secretary of Water, Ondernemers voor Ondernemers, Ex-Change, Kauri, Rés’Eau and the UNDP-platform Global Water Solidarity.

These partnerships allow Join For Water:

  • To improve the contents of its own activities through exchange of experiences and expertise.
  • To increase the impact of actions in the South and in the North through a better cooperation and joint policy influencing at the local, national and international level.

Belgian Water Platform

The Belgian Water Platform unites Belgian organizations from the public, non-governmental and private sector, active around water & sanitation in development cooperation. The platform was co-founded by Join For Water and aspires to a national strategy on water and international cooperation.

European Pact for Water

European Pact For water is a network of European NGOs working the European institutions for a higher priority for SDG 6 and for a larger budget for investments in water and sanitation.

Water Footprint Network

The Water Footprint Network is a platform for collaboration between companies, organizations and individuals to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use.

Bond Beter Leefmilieu

Bond Beter Leefmilieu works with organizations, citizens, governments and businesses to make the transition to a sustainable society. To achieve this, we need change in the areas of energy, mobility, commodities, food and spatial planning.

Ghent: GONZ and STANZ

Gents Overleg Noord-Zuidsamenwerking en Stedelijke Adviesraad Noord-Zuidsamenwerking (Gent)

Perspective 2030

Perspective 2030 is a partnership in which various organizations, from environmental and women's movements, youth organizations, trade unions, to poverty and north-south organizations, join forces for the realization of the SDGs.

Vlaams Partnerschap Water voor Ontwikkeling

Ondernemers voor Ondernemers

The Shift

The Shift is the Belgian network for sustainability. The organisation wants to realise the transition to a more sustainable society and economy together with their members and partners. Their method: Connect. Commit. Change.

Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen