The measures are funded under the parties’ current responsibilities and from their current sources of funding. In the years ahead, the local and regional implementation programmes will generate a further substantiation of the additional investments needed to expedite spatial adaptation.

The investment agenda entitled Towards a sustainable Netherlands, set down by the umbrella organisations of the provinces, district water boards, and municipalities provides an initial estimate to this end. The district water boards have indicated that in their view, the intensification of spatial adaptation efforts will entail an additional investment of a total of 500 million euros. The district water boards aim to have realised this tasking, in collaboration with the central government, by 2025. This will require an annual sum of 60 million euros. The district water boards are requesting the central government to contribute half of this sum, viz., 30 million euros per annum. The municipalities are currently allocating an annual minimum of 200 million euros to waterlogging, and asking the central government for a contribution of 200 million per annum. All in all, the municipalities and district water boards are requesting the central government to contribute 230 million euros per annum in the period up to 2025, in the purview of measures relating to the regional water system and the built-up environment. In addition, they are requesting the central government to allocate 20 million euros per annum to boost implementation capacity and knowledge development. If the central government fails to make this funding available as requested, attainment of the goals will be delayed.

Under this Delta Plan, the municipalities, district water boards, provinces, and central government implementation bodies will map out the regionwide spatial adaptation taskings in more detail. Once the scope of the taskings is clear, preparations will commence for a decision on the government grants. The Minister has decided to set aside a sum of 5 million euros for the period 2018-2022 in the new draft Delta Fund budget, to cover the continuation of the current Spatial Adaptation Incentive Programme which will terminate in 2017. It is up to the new Cabinet to decide whether a substantial additional budget will be set aside for spatial adaptation. Should the Cabinet decide to do so, a sound legal basis will be required to enabling the co-funding of measures.

  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