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.
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 ...
Delta Programme Commissioner accepts Preferential Decision on Gorinchem-Waardenburg dyke improvement
20-11-2018 | 13:24
On Monday, 19 November Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken visited the Gorinchem-Waardenburg dyke improvement project. Here, ...
Rivers Day 2018: nose to the grindstone!
20-11-2018 | 10:26
On Monday, 19 November the Deventer Stadstheater hosted the biennial Rivers Day. An important day for all those involved in the ...
Climate adaptation in the province of Zeeland
14-11-2018 | 10:15
On 13 November, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken visited the province of Zeeland. Under the auspices of the province, all ...