Our organization

Our organization

Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management dedicated to promoting safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.

We want to live in a country that is protected against flooding, where there is sufficient green space and an adequate supply of clean water and where we can travel quickly and safely from A to B.

Spatial planning is also a question of balancing a variety of interests, such as the economy, the environment and quality of life.

The employees of Rijkswaterstaat dedicate themselves to achieving that every day. With more than 200 years of expertise in planning the country’s infrastructure, they know that their task involves more than executing projects on the roads and waterways. It is also about balancing the interests of the economy, the environment and quality of life.

Rijkswaterstaat therefore involves citizens in shaping their living environment and works closely with organisations such as water boards, municipalities, companies and research institutes. Together, we all work on sustainable solutions to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.

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