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.
Additional national and regional funding to combat drought
05-06-2020 | 14:04
For the third year in a row, we are faced with extremely dry weather. The Netherlands needs to adapt to the consequences of ...
Delta Programme Commissioner Glas pleased with new Guidelines for Climate-adaptive Construction
18-05-2020 | 14:06
Under the auspices of the Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation, local governments all across the Netherlands are working hard on ...
Delta Congress to go online
15-05-2020 | 14:01
The Delta Congress that was scheduled to take place in the MECC Maastricht conference centre on 12 November 2020 will be ...
Delta Conference 2020 in Maastricht
01-04-2020 | 14:00
In these times of immediate crisis and concerns about the outbreak of the corona virus, working on the long-term Delta Programme ...
National event in Utrecht kicks off Sea Level Rise Knowledge Programme
07-03-2020 | 12:19
On Thursday, 5 March last, more than 140 delegates gathered in the Muntgebouw conference centre in Utrecht for the first national ...
Delta Conference 2019: The next big thing will be a lot of small things
14-11-2019 | 21:30
‘When the water will come.’ With those words, Zeeland resident Ms Ria Geluk, a survivor of the 1953 flood disaster, opened the ...