The Valuing Water Initiative is a programme implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on behalf of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Changed on: 11-09-2019

Whether you apply for a subsidy, sign up for a newsletter, or register for an event, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency handles your personal data with the utmost care. Netherlands Enterprise Agency only uses your data for the purpose of processing the particular activity for which you supplied your details. The Agency does not retain your personal data for longer than necessary.

Privacy Statement

Netherlands Enterprise Agency acts in accordance with the privacy policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). See the Ministry’s full privacy statement (pdf).

In March 2018, the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) released its outcome document ‘Making Every Drop Count’ and recommended that we all understand, value and manage water better. The HLPW defined 5 principles to value water better and triggered the Valuing Water Initiative (VWI) to put these into practice.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The main rules with regard to handling personal data are described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or AVG in Dutch). This Regulation protects your privacy. The same privacy legislation applies to the whole of the European Union. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (the Dutch DPA) monitors adherence to legislation pertaining to the protection of personal data.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR you have various rights. For instance, you have the right to view or rectify your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, contact us.

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Data Protection Officer

Do you have a specific question or do you want to issue a complaint? Please contact the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Data Protection Officer. You can contact the DPO by e-mail:, or by sending a letter to:
Data Protection Officer
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Executive office
PO Box 20401
2500 EK The Hague