About Us

The driving force of Dutch history has been the struggle against water. While large parts of the country are below sea level, the Netherlands is the safest and cleanest delta in the world.

Dutch Water Authorities

This is the responsibility of 21 regional water authorities. They work on water safety, water quality and water quantity. Dutch Water Authorities is the international organisation of these 21 regional water authorities and their association, the Unie van Waterschappen.

Dutch Water Authorities wishes to share its extensive experience and knowledge on water management and water governance with the world.

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Global approach

Climate change is making a global approach to water problems increasingly important. That is why Dutch Water Authorities is working on water management projects worldwide. Are you interested in working with us to solve water problems in your country?