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.
Lilian van den Aarsen appointed as new Director of the Delta Programme Commissioner’s Staff
05-10-2020 | 15:30
On 1 December 2020, Dr L.F.M (Lilian) van den Aarsen will take up the post of Director of the Delta Programme Commissioner’s ...
Delta Programme 2021: Accelerating and intensifying in order to achieve the goals for 2050
15-09-2020 | 15:15
In the years ahead, we will be facing a major challenge in terms of achieving our flood protection, freshwater availability, and ...
Texel Fresh Future project officially launched
07-09-2020 | 11:26
On Friday, 28 August 2020, a festive gathering and the drawing of the first drain marked the official launch of the “Texel Fresh ...
Additional national and regional funding to combat drought
05-06-2020 | 14:04
For the third year in a row, we are faced with extremely dry weather. The Netherlands needs to adapt to the consequences of ...
Delta Programme Commissioner Glas pleased with new Guidelines for Climate-adaptive Construction
18-05-2020 | 14:06
Under the auspices of the Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation, local governments all across the Netherlands are working hard on ...
Delta Congress to go online
15-05-2020 | 14:01
The Delta Congress that was scheduled to take place in the MECC Maastricht conference centre on 12 November 2020 will be ...