The Helpdesk Water is primarily designed to answer questions from people who are (professionally) involved in water policy, water management and water safety-issues in The Netherlands. The Helpdesk Water was created through a collaboration between the Dutch government, provinces, municipalities and the local water board's union.

Water management in the Netherlands is a complicated issue. Moreover, water distribution is difficult during dry periods and times when there is too much water. Besides information about water management and distribution these pages also provide info on flood risk, water shortage and drought.