Delta Programme Commissioner reappointed
At the behest of Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Schultz and in accordance with the Delta Act, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken has been reappointed by Royal Decree for another seven-year term. The government commissioner for the Delta Programme falls under the political responsibility of the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment. He draws up the annual national Delta Programme and monitors its progress on behalf of the Cabinet. His reappointment will come into effect on 1 February 2017.
Wim Kuijken: ‘I am pleased and honoured by my reappointment. Since 2010, we have collaborated with many individuals and organisations on flood risk management, freshwater availability, and climate-proof spatial planning, for both the short term and the long term. With a view to climate change, this presents our nation with an existential challenge. I will energetically continue this important work in my next term of office, together with the entire Delta community. Together, we will ensure that the Netherlands remains safe and liveable.’