What is the Delta Programme?

The aim of the Delta Programme is to protect the Netherlands against flooding and to ensure a sufficient supply of freshwater. It is a cooperative effort of the national government, provincial and municipal authorities, and water boards.

Civil society organisations and the business community also provide input. Every year, the annual report on the Delta Programme with the planning for the years ahead is presented to the House of Representatives on Prinsjesdag [the state opening of parliament in September].