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 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 ...
Utrecht Water & Climate partners joining forces to climate-proof region
21-10-2019 | 15:29
‘The climate is changing, and we are changing along with it by pooling our water and climate resources in a new regional Water & ...
Delta Programme Commissioner on working visit to Drenthe
15-10-2019 | 16:57
On Monday, 14 October Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas paid a working visit to FLUVIUS, a collaborative set-up in the ...
Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas on field trip to border region
30-09-2019 | 10:28
On Friday, 27 September the Delta Programme Commissioner paid a working visit to the Rhine border area. The visit was focused on ...
Delta Programme 2020, continuing the work on the delta: down to earth, alert, and prepared
17-09-2019 | 15:15
It is of paramount importance for the Netherlands to continue to prepare properly for the impact of climate change. The key ...
Delta Programme Commissioner declares Prins Hendrik Sand Dyke “Delta proof”
05-09-2019 | 15:51
It took ten years of close collaboration, consultation, and process formation. But once the die had been cast and the unique dyke ...