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.


The Cluster for Cloud-to-Coast Climate Change Adaptation project (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 Circular Public Procurement project 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 with the aim of achieving material circularity as part of the CityLoops project.


No specific European legislation currently exists on the management and reclamation of landfills. The COCOON project was enacted to turn landfills into usable resources.


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

Green/Blue Rhine Alliance

With 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. This is being done by, for example, the developing of low-CO2 technology.


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


The noise from shipping and construction can potentially have negative effects on vulnerable marine animals. The aim of Jomopans is to develop a 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 in innovative, transdisciplinary and transformative approaches 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. This barrier consists of double-sided solar panels that generate electricity on both sides.

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.