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.
Delta Programme Commissioner on the road
21-03-2019 | 12:29
Over the past two weeks, Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas has spent a great deal of time on the road. He has travelled to ...
Field trip to Wolvega water storage area
06-03-2019 | 14:34
On 28 February 2019, the Delta Programme Commissioner visited the Wolvega water storage area, a remarkable project featuring room ...
Energy transition calls for water management strategy
18-02-2019 | 15:13
“Energy transition calls for water management strategy” was the focus of the Water Vision Conference 2019 organised by the Royal ...
Second Delta Programme Commissioner attends commemoration of Flood Disaster
01-02-2019 | 17:00
On Friday, 1 February, the new Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas attended the annual commemoration of the 1953 flood ...
Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken says goodbye: ‘It has been special’
13-12-2018 | 15:30
For nearly nine years, the Netherlands’ first Delta Programme Commissioner has worked, along with a great many individuals and ...
Governments investing in climate-proofing the Netherlands
20-11-2018 | 20:11
On 20 November, the national government, municipalities, provinces, and district water boards signed the Administrative Agreement ...