Working towards safety, mobility and quality of life

We are responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the Netherlands’ primary infrastructure facilities

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Swimming through the Afsluitdijk

The construction of the Afsluitdijk has been disastrous for the fish population. The Fish Migration River is an attempt to reverse this disaster

Climate adaptation

Rijkswaterstaat is spearheading climate adaptation initiatives to ensure resilience against rising sea levels and extreme weather events.


The MANABAS COAST project focuses on mainstreaming Nature-based Solutions in the North Sea coastal systems, aiming to integrate Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management.


The story of Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat is dedicated to enhancing safety, mobility and quality of life in the Netherlands. We protect our communities from flooding and ensure their well-being. We help people get from A to B quickly and safely. And we provide residents with ample green space, sufficient clean water and drinking water, creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

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Photo: © Thomas Fasting

Our expertise

Discover how Rijkswaterstaat is harnessing the power of global collaboration in infrastructure development to address the same challenges faced by people all over the world, such as extreme water levels and drought.


Rijkswaterstaat continuously investing in international partnerships, driving meaningful impact and sustainable progress based on shared knowledge and collaboration.


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