Institutional assessment of the financial sustainability of water management
The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment asked Twynstra to elaborate on the findings of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) regarding the financial sustainability of water management in the Netherlands. In their report ‘Water governance: Fit for the future?’, the OECD complimented the Netherlands on its current organisation of water management. However, the OECD suggested a more consistent use of the financial principle ‘the polluter pays’. A more consistent application of this principle as an underlying financial mechanism would help to create more a balanced situation in the Dutch financial system for water management.