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 to play coordinating role in Markermeerdijken – Uitdam dyke improvement
In the months ahead, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken will play a coordinating role in the Markermeerdijken – Uitdam...
Delta Programme Commissioner commemorates victims of the 1953 Flood Disaster and opens symposium
This morning, the Delta Programme Commissioner laid a wreath at the annual commemoration of the 1953 Flood Disaster. Others in...
Delta Programme Commissioner reappointed
At the behest of Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Schultz and in accordance with the Delta Act, Delta Programme...