Room for the River, Flood Protection Programme 2 and Maas River
The Netherlands is a country that is world-renowned for its water safety programmes and is constantly working to improve its water safety. In his keynote speech at International Water Week in Amsterdam in 2015, Delta Commissioner Wim Kuijken explained how the complex Delta Programme contributes to a safe and attractive Netherlands. He stated that it is paramount for an effective organisation of water safety to incorporate spatial planning and freshwater supply, and for there to be synergies and a shared vision of priorities at national, regional and local levels of government. On the basis that water safety will be more integral to spatial policy, it is important that it is placed in the context of spatial adaptation.