Waterlinks and Documents


Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality. More on water management

Association of Regional Water Authorities
Dutch Water Authorities comprises of the 22 regional water authorities in the Netherlands and their association, who promotes the interests at national and international levels. Regional water authorities are decentralised public authorities, responsible for flood protection, regional water management and treatment of urban wastewater in the Netherlands.

Association of Dutch Water Companies
This site contains News, Positions and other information that may be of interest to international visitors to the website. And on the right you'll find the Vewin movie 'oridinary tapwater' comprising a summary of important Vewin topics.

Fairway Information Services
On this website you will find current information on the availability of the waterway. Example of changes in operating times of locks and bridges, planned and unplanned disruption and maintenance works. Select the option "English" in the left uppercorner of the site.

Netherlands Waterpartnership
The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is your gateway to the Dutch Water Sector. Companies, NGOs, Knowledge Institutes and Government have joined forces in this public-private partnership. From water purification to spatial planning, from governance to land reclamation, from small scale solutions to mega structures, the partnership has the expertise.

Deltares, research institute for water
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with five areas of expertise.

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
This website shows the annual releases (emissions) of the most important pollutants in the Netherlands. You can explore the emission data through various channels, such as maps, graphs and tables. But you can also download data for use in your own database.


National Water Plan 2016-2021 (pdf, 17 MB)
The new National Water Plan provides the broad outlines, principles and direction of the national water policy for the 2016-2021 planning period, with a preview towards 2050. The Cabinet is responding proactively to anticipated changes in climate in the long term, in order to prevent flooding.

Water Management Centre the Netherlands (pdf, 452 kB)

The Water Management Centre the Netherlands (WMCN) is the information centre for the Dutch water system. The Water Management Centre bundles all products and services concerning information about water.

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