Wherever possible, the Meuse region takes account of ambitions relating to other fields. The measures contained in the Regional Proposal for the Meuse will be substantiated as integrated area projects. In collaboration with stakeholders, the municipalities, provinces, and district water boards will map out linkage opportunities in the studies and explorations. As a rule, linkage requires additional funding. Opportunities for linkage with flood risk management measures concern, e.g., the development of the industrial port in the Venlo project, and nature and leisure facilities in the Ravenstein-Lith project. Spatial quality is an integral part of the preferential strategy for the Meuse, as it is in the Rhine strategy.