The Netherlands is a low-lying country with an abundance of water. The national 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 and outlines its content. Detailed information on the progress of the work on our delta is provided in the PDF of Delta Programme 2021 – “Staying on track in climate-proofing the Netherlands”.
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 ...
Delta Conference 2019: The next big thing will be a lot of small things
14-11-2019 | 21:30
‘When the water will come.’ With those words, Zeeland resident Ms Ria Geluk, a survivor of the 1953 flood disaster, opened the ...
Utrecht Water & Climate partners joining forces to climate-proof region
21-10-2019 | 15:29
‘The climate is changing, and we are changing along with it by pooling our water and climate resources in a new regional Water & ...
Delta Programme Commissioner on working visit to Drenthe
15-10-2019 | 16:57
On Monday, 14 October Delta Programme Commissioner Peter Glas paid a working visit to FLUVIUS, a collaborative set-up in the ...
Delta Programme Commissioner declares Prins Hendrik Sand Dyke “Delta proof”
05-09-2019 | 15:51
It took ten years of close collaboration, consultation, and process formation. But once the die had been cast and the unique dyke ...