Sufficient clean freshwater and usable, reliable information about the water in The Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat works 24/7 to maintain this situation.

Water safety

Rijkswaterstaat carefully monitors water levels in the Netherlands. Whenever there is a flood risk, we issue flood warnings as early as possible.

Water management

We swing into action whenever there is a threat of drought and work to improve the quality of the water in our country.


Building with Nature

The Building with Nature project investigates solutions that use natural processes and materials to work with nature rather than against it.

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China-EU Water Platform

The China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) is a network for water co-operation between European countries (including the EU) with the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources.

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