Rijkswaterstaat is always developing and innovating. An overview of some of the current water projects that are being carried out by or on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat is listed below.

China Europe 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.


The aim of the partners in LIFE-IP PAF projects is to bring about a climate proof, safe, ecologically resilient, and economically vital delta.

Building with Nature

Climate change increases the risk of flooding in the North Sea region due to rising sea levels, increased river discharge and heavier rainfall. This endangers the people and the economy of the North Sea region.


Climate change is increasing the risk of flooding in the North Sea region. This is endangering people and the economy.


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.


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.


The project Flood Resilient Areas by Multi Layer Safety (FRAMES) aims to minimise the impact of rising sea levels and extreme precipitation in areas of the North Sea Region.


The project Smartsediment aims to rebalance the biodiversity, waterbed and ecosystem services in the delta by cleverly handling the available sediment and the waterbed.

Corridor Management Europe

The Corridor Management Europe project works towards a higher predictability of inland navigation and the transport sector hence optimising waterway transport.


The EMODNET HRSM project aims to provide a data overview of seabed mapping from various EU countries on which future marine activities will be based.

New lock Terneuzen

We are constructing a new lock at Terneuzen. The current locks are causing a bottleneck for shipping between the Western Scheldt and the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal.


With DIWA we aim to further digitise transportation on inland waterways with a further integration into the European logistics system.


Many areas feel the consequences of climate change. The flooding of the Hedwige and Prosper polders offers a unique 6 km2 living laboratory.


We aim to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the catchment area of the Meuse with the cross-border project Litter free Rivers and Streams (LIVES).


We are occupied with building the largest sea lock in IJmuiden, in order to accommodate the increasingly large sea-going vessels.