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The Netherlands has a new approach to water management

16 Jul 2017, PRI

With half the country located below sea level, the Netherlands has become experienced in water management and flood prevention projects. The country is exploring a new approach to flood resilience which gives more space to water in an urban setting, and focusing on anticipating flood disaster rather than responding to it.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570
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