Our mission

Our mission

Cooperating to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands. That is the mission of Rijkswaterstaat.

Mission statement

Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. We manage and develop the main road network and waterway network plus the main water systems. We endeavour to create a sustainable living environment.

We work with others to ensure that the country is protected against flooding, that there is sufficient green space and an adequate supply of clean water, and that the citizens of the Netherlands are able to travel quickly and safely from A to B. Jointly promoting safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands is what Rijkswaterstaat stands for.