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Delta Programme

The aim of the Delta Programme is to protect our country against high water and to ensure an adequate freshwater supply, today and in the future. Many aspects play a role in this, ranging from the environment and the economy, to nature, agriculture and recreation.

The aim of the Delta Programme is to protect our country against high water and to ensure an adequate freshwater supply, today and in the future. Many aspects play a role in this, ranging from the environment and the economy, to nature, agriculture and recreation.

Flooding by a river

The Netherlands is a low-lying, prosperous and densely populated delta that is vulnerable to flooding. Should something happen, the suffering and loss – in economic terms as well – would be inconceivable. Our delta is too precious not to take the necessary measures. In the past, we have been caught off guard on several occasions because our safety measures were not up to par. The Delta Programme has to ensure that we will not be taken by surprise again. In addition, the freshwater supply is important to our economy and it too must remain secure in the future.

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