Nexusing Water, Energy and Food to Increase Resilience in the Cape Town Metropolitan Area

Communities of Practice

Economic Development Partnership (EDP)

The EDP is a public benefit collaborative intermediary organisation that supports diverse stakeholders to partner for impact around society’s most pressing development challenges. The EDP team designs, facilitates and enables collaborations and change processes across sectors, with a focus on the public sector. The EDP’s role within the study is to promote collaboration and learning exchange between researchers and practitioners working in the WEF sector.

Andrew Boraine Notiswa Libala Margo Paterson
CEO Programme Lead
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To read more about EDP, please click on this link.

Africa regional office of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

The ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, they influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. At ICLEI, diverse members and teams of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

Paul Currie Jokudu Guya
Associate Director Practice Partner
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To read more about the African branch of ICLEI, please click on this link.

Association of Dutch Water Authorities

Dutch Water Authorities is the international organisation of the regional water authorities in the Netherlands and their association, the ‘Unie van Waterschappen’. Its goal is to use its unique expertise to tackle water issues worldwide. Dutch Water Authorities and two Dutch government ministries seek to help solve global water issues by exchanging water management expertise with other countries. They do this through a joint programme: the Blue Deal.

Dr. Herman Havekes
Strategic Advisor, Manager, and Board Member
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To read more about the Association of Dutch Water Authorities, please click on this link.


Vitens is the largest drinking water company in The Netherlands.
They deliver top quality drinking water to 5.6 million people and companies in the provinces Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Utrecht and Overijssel and some municipalities in Drenthe and Noord-Holland. Annually, they deliver 350 million m³ water with 1,400 employees, 100 water treatment works and 49,000 kilometres of water mains.


Rian Kloosterman
Strategist Drinking Water Infrastructure
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To read more about Vitens, please click on this link. (most information on the website is only available in Dutch)