The Province of Fryslân announced that they will reserve a budget of 1,125 million per year for Wetsus for the years 2021 and 2022. In addition, the provincial board also prepares comparable financing for the 2023-2030 period. This is a very important step in securing the future of Wetsus.
In the decision, the provincial board mentions the importance and relevance of Wetsus. ‘The Wetsus model is successful and the scientific output is world class’ (also see scientific evaluation 2017). Therefore, and to further expand the activities as European hub for water technology, the Province wants to make sure that the financial continuity of Wetsus is guaranteed for the future. Wetsus is very happy with this news and we hope that this move of the Province will invoke comparable gestures from the city of Leeuwarden and the national government.