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Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

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Mr. Henk Ovink is the first Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands. As the Ambassador for Water of the nation, he advocates water awareness around the world, building institutional capacity and coalitions amongst governments, multilateral organizations, private sector, and NGO’s. Mr. Ovink leads innovative approaches to address the world's stressing needs on water. “Worldwide, water is the number one global risk, the connecting challenge across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and our best opportunity for inclusive and comprehensive action!” Mr. Ovink is also Sherpa to the UN / World Bank High Level Panel on Water.