The Delta Plan on Freshwater Supply comprises all the measures, studies, and knowledge issues scheduled and envisaged which pertain to a sustainable freshwater supply and which are – in whole or in part – funded from the Delta Fund.


Measures to ensure the availability of freshwater in the Netherlands

Table 16 lists the studies and measures scheduled and envisaged to elaborate the Delta Decision and the preferential strategies pertaining to freshwater supply. These studies and measures ensue from the Freshwater Investment Programme 2015-2021, as set down in DP2015. The investment programme has been compiled on the basis of a national investment agenda, the regional implementation programmes of the freshwater supply regions, and a number of implementation programmes of the user functions.

This year, the implementation programmes of the Southern and Eastern Elevated Sandy Soils will set up a website presenting all the individual projects and their progress.

The central government and the regions have set down financial arrangements regarding the Freshwater Supply Investment Programme in the Administrative Agreements on Freshwater Supply. Table 18 specifies the Delta Fund – regional funding ratio for each measure.

Administrative Agreements on Freshwater Supply

See DP2015, Paragraph 2.5.

Table 16

Schedule of measures set out in the Delta Plan on Freshwater Supply (MWS: Main Water System)

Table 17

List of water availability pilots

Table 18

Freshwater supply investment programme 2018 - 2021 (in millions of euros)

  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