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KfW, GIZ (on behalf of BMZ) and WaterWorX are partnering on the operational implementation of the Urban Water Catalyst Initiative. WaterWorX is a Dutch water operator partnerships programme.

The Urban Water Catalyst Initiative website ( is created and maintained with the financial support of:

1) The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Its contents are the sole responsibility of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and do not necessarily reflect the views of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany


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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Registered offices
Bonn and Eschborn

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
53113 Bonn, Germany

Telephone +49 228 44 60-0
Fax +49 228 4460-17 66

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 - 5
65760 Eschborn, Germany

Telephone +49 6196 79-0
Fax +49 6196 79-11 15


Registered at

Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394

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Chairperson of the Supervisary Board: 

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Management Board
Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (Chair)
Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Vice-Chair)
Anna Sophie Herken

2) KfW Development Bank

Palmengartenstrasse 5-9
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 74 31-0
Fax: +49 69 74 31-29 44

KfW is a public law institution and is represented by its Executive Board (Stefan Wintels [Chief Executive Officer (CEO)], ‚Äč‚ÄčKatharina Herrmann, Melanie Kehr, Christiane Laibach, Bernd Loewen and Dr Stefan Peiß).

The VAT identification number of KfW is DE 114104280.

3) VEI - Dutch Water Operators / WaterWorx programme


Reactorweg 47
3542 AD Utrecht - The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)88 884 79 91

VAT number: NL814.387.330.B01
KvK number: 08134161

VEI is a full subsidiary of Vitens N.V. and Evides Waterbedrijf N.V. and implements the international Corporate Social Responsibility policy on behalf of seven Dutch drinking water utilities:

  • Vitens N.V.
  • Evides Waterbedrijf N.V.
  • WML
  • Waterbedrijf Groningen
  • Brabant Water
  • WLN | Water Laboratorium Noord
  • PWN

VEI is also the pen lead of the WaterWorX programme. WaterWorX (WWX) is a partnership of public water operators to increase access to sustainable water services for 10 million people between 2017-2030. WaterWorX is co-funded and jointly implemented by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 10 Dutch water operators and 40 water operators in Africa, Asia and South America.


The websites and are hosted by VEI.


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Latest version May 15, 2024