The Netherlands is a low-lying country with an abundance of water. The Delta Programme is in place to protect the Netherlands from high water and flooding, to ensure a sufficient supply of fresh water, and to contribute to rendering the Netherlands climate-proof and water-resilient. This website provides background information on the Delta Programme along with a brief summary of its contents. Detailed information on the progress of the work on our delta can be found in the online version of Delta Programme 2022: “Every new development climateproof”.
Sizeable investment in Delta Plan on Freshwater Supply
22-09-2021 | 16:04
At the State Opening of Parliament (Prinsjesdag), Minister Barbara Visser of Infrastructure and Water Management announced that ...
Delta Programme Commissioner: Additional funds and action needed for adaptation to climate change
22-09-2021 | 15:55
In the next four years, an additional 800 million euros will be needed to eliminate the budget deficit relating to the management ...
Delta Programme Commissioner visits Limburg disaster area: ‘Analysing first, then drawing conclusions’
22-07-2021 | 16:45
On the 22nd of June, Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas was in Limburg to visit the area hit by flooding. At the invitation ...
Peter Glas on Limburg flooding: ‘Solution always involves a combination of measures’
22-07-2021 | 10:00
The flooding in Limburg, Belgium, and Germany has called extensive attention to the main themes of the National Delta Programme. ...
Administrators and managers ready for De Staart!
09-07-2021 | 10:00
99 times out of 100, area development still results in additional climate taskings. ‘This needs to be reduced to 1 in 100,’ says ...
Delta Programme Commissioner recommends: hold on to Meuse Valley flood protection standards
09-06-2021 | 12:38
It is advisable to leave the flood protection standards for the Limburg Meuse Valley, as set down in Delta Programme 2015, as ...