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Spatial planning is also a question of balancing a variety of interests, such as the economy, the environment and quality of life
The employees of Rijkswaterstaat dedicate themselves to achieving that every day. With more than 200 years of expertise in planning the country’s infrastructure, we know that our task involves more than executing projects on the roads and waterways. It is also about balancing the interests of the economy, the environment and quality of life.
Rijkswaterstaat involves citizens in shaping their living environment and works closely with (international) organisations such as water boards, municipalities, companies and research institutes. Together, we all work on sustainable solutions to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.