This issue contains 4 sections.
The Water Top Sector comprises three clusters: Water technology, Delta technology and Maritime affairs. Dutch know-how and expertise in the field of these three clusters ranks among the best in the world.
The water technology sector is capable of supplying clean, top quality water for any application while minimising the pressure on our environment. The know-how and technology that the Dutch have developed – in part out of necessity – to produce drinking and industrial water of the highest level is applied and sold across the globe. The same is true for our know-how and technology in the field of wastewater purification and recovery.
Delta technology enables us to live and work in low-lying delta areas, such as the Netherlands. In an international perspective, the Netherlands is highly reputable when it comes to delta technology. Dutch water professionals play a part in large national and international projects. For example, the construction of the Maasvlakte 2 port development, ‘waterproofing’ New Orleans or the construction of a storm surge barrier in St. Petersburg.
The Netherlands is the maritime heart of Europe. Our maritime cluster ranks among the strongest and most complete of the world. We owe this strong position to our highly diverse fleet of seagoing vessels, our port capacity and inland shipping fleet, which are the largest in Europe and our all-round maritime industry. In addition, the Netherlands has a leading position worldwide in the field of off-shore services and the development of complex maritime systems.
More about this issue
All about Water management
- Water top sector
- Administrative Agreement on Water Affairs
- Water quality
- Wadden Sea
- The aim of the Delta Programme
- Delta decisions
- Approach of the Delta Programme
- Working on the delta
- Administrative, legal and financial bearings of the Delta Programme
- Frameworks: MIRT, Sneller en Beter project, international perspective
- Working method of the Delta Programme
- State of affairs in the decision-making process
- Water innovations