Rijkswaterstaat is always developing and innovating. An overview of some of the current environmental projects that are being carried out by or on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat is listed below.


The BE-GOOD project aims to make government information in the areas of infrastructure and the environment accessible to a wider audience.


C5a aims to effect an adaptation to the physical, economic and social consequences of future flooding which also factors in climate change.

Circular Public Procurement

In the Baltic Sea Region, international partners are working to develop the market for circular products and services through government procurement.


7 European cities are piloting a series of demonstration actions and over 30 new tools and processes across construction and demolition waste and organic waste.


The LIFE project ECAP ended in 2019. ECAP was striving to make the textile chain more sustainable and circular.

Green/Blue Rhine Alliance

The parties of the Euro region are working together on cross-border ecological links, otter migration routes, flood plains and fish migration.

Greener Waterway Infrastructure

Greener Waterway Infrastructure focuses on the high consumption of energy and carbon emissions by water authorities in North-West Europe.


The H2Benelux project aims to create a hydrogen infrastructure and launch 8 hydrogen refuelling stations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.


Joint Monitoring Programme for Ambient Noise in the North Sea (Jomopans) develops a operational joint monitoring programme for ambient sound in the North Sea.


ProCirc is a transnational project in the North Sea region set up to experiment, implement and learn how circular economy and procurement can benefit the region.


The purpose of RECOMS is to train 15 ESRs/ doctoral candidates to promoting and facilitating resourceful and resilient community environmental practice.

Solar Highways

Rijkswaterstaat is developing a sustainable noise barrier that absorbs traffic noise and simultaneously generates electricity.

Waste collection rivers

A large part of the pollution in the North Sea is supplied by rivers. For this reason, efforts are being made to clear up litter in and alongside Dutch rivers.