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.


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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DIWA: digitisation of inland-waterway transport

Inland-waterway transport (IWT) plays a substantial role in the transportation of goods within Europe. This has many advantages.

Read more about DIWA masterplan