Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation
In 2014, the Delta Programme Commissioner presented proposals for Delta Decisions, including a proposal for the Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation, in order to be prepared for future climate developments in good time. Subsequently, the Cabinet set down the national policy ensuing from the proposed Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation in the National Water Plan. The goal set out in the Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation is that by 2050, the lay-out of the Netherlands must be as climate-proof and water-resilient as possible to accommodate waterlogging, drought, heat, and urban flooding, while (re)developments must not entail any additional risks of damage and fatalities insofar as this is reasonably feasible. To attain this goal, the Delta Decision sets out the interim target of having climate-proof and water-resilient spatial planning incorporated into the policies and actions of government authorities: in regional and local spatial considerations, the authorities will factor in the water resilience and climate proofing of their own region. In essence this Delta Plan is the implementation programme of the Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation.