The Netherlands is a low-lying country with a lot of water. The Delta Programme protects the Netherlands against high water and flooding, ensures there is enough fresh water, and contributes to climate-resilient and water-robust planning for our country. This website provides you with background information about the Delta Programme and a brief outline of its contents. Detailed information about the progress of the work on our delta can be found in the online version of the 2024 Delta Programme: ‘Now for the future’.
Peter Glas to resign as Delta Commissioner in December
03-05-2023 | 13:17
Peter Glas is stepping down as the government commissioner for the Delta Programme at the end of the year. He has reached ...
Consortiums work out long-term solutions for sea level rise
17-04-2023 | 13:15
Three consortiums of government, knowledge institutes, engineering and design firms, and hydraulic engineers are teaming up to ...
Young people write letter to Delta Commissioner
24-03-2023 | 09:39
Four representatives of the new generation wrote a letter (in Dutch) to Delta Commissioner Peter Glas that set out their vision ...
Delta Commissioner Peter Glas: Yardstick provides good direction for climate-resilient construction
23-03-2023 | 09:31
The Cabinet today presented the yardstick that will be used as a basis by government authorities and developers for working on ...
Netherlands needs to prepare better for extreme rainfall
19-12-2022 | 09:27
Raise awareness that severe floods are also possible in the Netherlands. Provide people with action perspectives that are ...
Response from Delta Commissioner Peter Glas to Cabinet decision about the leading role of water and soil
25-11-2022 | 09:24
“The limits of the water and soil system are coming into view more and more often and in more and more locations,” states Delta ...