VEI is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce as a private company (BV) owned by the two largest water companies in the Netherlands: Vitens and Evides Waterbedrijf. Both shareholders own 50% of the shares in VEI. 

Twice each year, a VEI shareholders meeting is convened, which is chaired in rotation by the both shareholders. Currently the shareholders are reprented by:

– Mrs. Annette Ottolini, CEO of Evides Waterbedrijf
– Mr. J.J. Hannema, CEO of Vitens

A number of other Dutch water companies have engaged over time as partners to VEI through 5-year partnership agreements, being: WML (Waterleidingmaatschappij Limburg), Watercompany Groningen and Brabant Water.