Freshwater Strategy Delta Decision

Problems are already occurring with the freshwater supply in dry spells. In the future, these problems may occur more frequently if demand increases and the climate changes. It is important for water consumers to know what they can count on. The Delta Decision on the Freshwater Supply therefore states that, in mutual consultation, authorities and consumers should set down supply levels for normal periods and extremely dry spells.

Freshwater Strategy Delta Decision

Problems are already occurring with the freshwater supply in dry spells. In the future, these problems may occur more frequently if demand increases and the climate changes. It is important for water consumers to know what they can count on. The Delta Decision on the Freshwater Supply therefore states that, in mutual consultation, authorities and consumers should set down supply levels for normal periods and extremely dry spells.

In order to achieve the supply levels for the economy and public utilities, modifications are needed to the main water system (the large rivers, lakes and delta waters) and to the regional water system (smaller rivers, canals and drainage water). Moreover, consumers of fresh water will have to make a contribution, for example by using available water more economically. The measures are set down in the Freshwater Delta Plan.