How to manage water resources? Is it just a matter of matching supplies to demands? Should water and its quality be recognised for its wider role in life? How to prepare public decisions on water, which are widely supported yet affordable? Questions without easy answers as interests, ideas and stakeholders diverge.

Kees Blok works on such questions and combines insights in technical aspects – and in socio-economic and institutional contexts – with experience in communication and participation.

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How can Egypt's water ministry match investments to its ambition of modernising agricultural water management?

Kees Blok is co-facilitator of the annual round table conference on institutional reform in the water sector and takes part in an exercise aimed at developing a long-term investment portfolio for the modernisation of agricultural water management. Communication with potential investors, clear messages on policy and plans and a well-prepared agenda for investment are developed to enhance effectiveness of capacity building and investment programmes.