Financial security of the Delta Programme

The Delta Fund constitutes the financial foundation of the Delta Programme. It is essential for the future flood protection of our country and to secure a sufficient supply of freshwater. With its decision to annually extrapolate the Delta Fund by another year, with effect from the 2018 budget, the Cabinet provides clarity regarding its annual new investment scope. This also reinforces the foundation underpinning the Delta Programme. Assuming that the Delta Fund is annually extrapolated by 1.3 billion euros will give an indication of the sum available in the 2032-2050 period for the implementation of the Delta Programme.

Figure 7

Tentative extrapolation of the Delta Fund

The tentative extrapolation in Figure 7 is based on the year 2031. In accordance with the agreements between the central government and the district water boards, as anchored in the Water Act, the Delta Programme Commissioner has assumed that the district water boards will continue the series earmarked for new flood protection measures after 2031. A “flat” extrapolation shows that out of the approx. 1.3 billion euros going around annually in the Delta Fund in the period from 2032 to 2050, an annual sum of approx. 0.5 billion euros will be needed for management, maintenance and replacement (item 3), and network-related and other expenses (item 5). In terms of investment budget (items 1 and 2, including the series available / earmarked for new flood protection measures by the district water boards), an annual sum of approx. 0.8 billion euros will be available in the period 2032-2050. The investment budget available in the period 2032-2050 would thus amount to more than 15.2 billion euros. This means that, from the first implementation of the Delta Programme up to and including 2050, a total sum of some 23 billion euros would be available for the flood risk management and freshwater supply taskings of national importance. Added to this sum will be the funds that Delta Programme partners other than the central government and the district water boards, such as the provinces, are expected to provide.

In the purview of the financial security of the Delta Programme, the Delta Programme Commissioner has prepared three recommendations to ensure that the projects can continue to make sufficient headway. These recommendations have been set down in a separate cover letter to DP2018. 

  1. Cover letter and Delta Programme Commissioner’s recommendations
  2. Introductory summary
    1. Continuing the work on a sustainable and safe delta
  3. Part I National level
  4. Progress of the Delta Programme
    1. Progress based on Monitoring, Analysing, Acting
    2. General picture of the progress
      1. On schedule
      2. On track
      3. Integrated approach
      4. Participation
      5. Effectiveness of the regions
    3. Progress in flood risk management
    4. Progress in spatial adaptation
    5. Progress in freshwater supply
    6. Embedding, knowledge and innovation, international collaboration
      1. Embedding
      2. Knowledge
      3. Innovation
      4. International efforts
  5. Delta Fund
    1. Developments in the Delta Fund
    2. Resources from other partners
    3. The financial taskings of the Delta Programme
    4. Financial security of the Delta Programme
  6. Part II Regions
  7. Progress per region
    1. IJsselmeer Region/freshwater supply region IJsselmeer Region
    2. Rhine Estuary-Drechtsteden/West-Netherlands freshwater supply region
    3. Rhine/ Area around the major rivers freshwater supply region
    4. Meuse
    5. Southwest Delta/Southwest Delta freshwater supply region
    6. The Coast
    7. Wadden Region
    8. Elevated Sandy Soils South and East
  8. Part III Delta Plans
  9. Delta Plan on Flood Risk Management
    1. Implementation programmes
      1. Flood Protection Programme
      2. Second Flood Protection Programme
      3. Room for the River
      4. Meuse Projects
      5. WaalWeelde
      6. IJsselmeer Closure Dam
      7. Repair of Oosterschelde and Westerschelde stone claddings - Zeeland foreland deposits
    2. River widening in interconnection with dyke improvement
    3. Studies ensuing from knowledge agenda and in regions
  10. Map Flood risk management measures
  11. Delta Plan on Freshwater Supply
    1. Measures to ensure the availability of freshwater in the Netherlands
  12. Map Freshwater supply measures
  13. Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation
    1. Introduction
      1. Justification
      2. Aim and state of affairs of the Delta Plan
      3. Collective realisation
    2. Context
    3. “Analysis, Ambition, Action” – state of affairs
      1. Waterlogging
      2. Heat stress
      3. Drought
      4. Consequences of urban flooding
      5. Current approach
    4. Our intentions: expediting and intensifying
      1. Vision: from the present to 2050
      2. Ambition and strategy
      3. Interim goals
      4. Nationwide governance framework regarding spatial adaptation
      5. Funding
    5. Appendix 1. Action programme
    6. Appendix 2. Outcomes of regional meetings and round table discussions
  14. List of Background Documents
    1. Background documents
  15. Colophon
    1. Colophon content Delta Programme 2018
  16. How to use Delta Programme 2018