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’.
Dutch Delta Congress in Groningen: urgency and hope hand in hand
10-11-2023 | 13:00
How can we keep the Netherlands safe, attractive and liveable, and make it climate-proof? Should we set hard limits on use of ...
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 ...