Cooperating on made-to-measures actions

Flood protection for the four million inhabitants of the river areas. That is what the Dutch national program Ruimte voor de Rivier works on. An unique program, because the river areas become not only safer, but it simultaneously offers opportunities for spatial development. A radical program as well, because over 150 houses and 40 companies must move to make way for the river.

This requires careful choices and the broadest possible social consensus from the region. The state and the region therefore cooperate as close as possible to come to good solutions. With as result better plans and a smaller chance of delay. This innovative approach works. The planning phase is completed and the majority of the projects is now in the execution phase. Most of the projects will be ready in 2015.

Download the PDF: ‘De organisatie van Ruimte voor de Rivier.