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.
- Flood Risk Management
- Freshwater supply
- Spatial Adaptation
- Rhine Estuary-Drechtsteden
- Southwest Delta
Delta Programme Commissioner reappointed
At the behest of Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Schultz and in accordance with the Delta Act, Delta Programme...
Cabinet feedback on evaluation of Delta Act
On 23 December 2016, in a comprehensive subsequent response to the letter dated 1 July 2016, the Cabinet indicated its...
Construction of the first earthquake resistant dyke has begun
Today work began on improving the dyke between Eemshaven and Delfzijl. This dyke improvement project is implemented under the...