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.

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.


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.

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.

Construction of 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.

Corridor Management Europe

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

DIWA Masterplan

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


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


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 aim of Implementing Measures for Sustainable Estuaries (IMMERSE) is to improve the environmental conditions in North Sea estuaries.

Inland Shore Wieringermeer

The Inland shore Wieringermeer living lab is located in the northern part of North Holland. new opportunities are being developed in the field of water management, aquaculture and horticulture.


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


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).

Phytoplankton measurements

The aim of this project is study phytoplankton in greater depth, in order to be able to determine the amount of phytoplankton in the Wadden Sea accurately.


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


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


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

Overnight mooring facility Spijk

To improve the navigability on the Waal river, we are building a new mooring facility for barge vessels at Spijk (near Lobith).