Rijkswaterstaat is working every day to improve the Netherlands. To do this we are working on creating a clean, green and pleasant living environment for current and future generations. We are promoting sustainable area development and aim to be energy neutral and working according to the circular principle by 2030.

Infodesk and monitoring

As a linking pin between policy development and policy administration our infodesk and monitoring department provides up-to-date and practical information to policymakers.


Climate change and the world food problem force us to rethink how we use our land and soil. Read more on how Rijkswaterstaat seeks sustainable solutions for some of these major social issues.

Circular economy

Rijkswaterstaat want to contribute to a circular economy. Not only do we work to make our own projects more innovative and sustainable, we also share knowledge and experience with the public.


Solar Highways

Rijkswaterstaat is developing a sustainable noise barrier that absorbs traffic noise and simultaneously generates electricity. This innovative barrier consists of double-sided solar panels that generate electricity on both sides.

Read more about Solar Highways

Circular Public Procurement

In the Circular Public Procurement project in the Baltic Sea Region, partners from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Russia and the Netherlands are working to develop the market for circular products and services through government procurement.

Read more about Circular Public Procurement