The Netherlands is a low-lying country with an abundance of water, i.e. the sea, the IJsselmeer and major rivers. Such an area is referred to as a “delta”. The Delta Programme is in place to protect the Netherlands from flooding and to ensure a sufficient supply of fresh water. The Delta Commissioner, a special government commissioner, is in charge of the Delta Programme.
Connections and innovations during the seventh National Delta Conference
How do we keep up the pace in the implementation phase, without losing touch with the surrounding area and other partners? This key question was discussed in a crammed Orpheus Theatre in Apeldoorn during the seventh Delta Conference.
MIRT report on Alblasserwaard-Vijfheerenlanden presented to Delta Programme Commissioner
On Monday 14 November, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken was presented with the final report of the MIRT (multiyear...
Delta Programme 2017 explained to House of Representatives
In a meeting with the House of Representatives, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken today gave an explanation of the Delta...
Delta Decision on Flood Risk Management legally embedded
The Netherlands is going to implement new flood risk management standards for its dykes, dams, and dunes. Rather than focusing...