Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation 2018

Expediting the efforts

The Delta Programme for 2018 was presented on Prinsjesdag, the state opening of Parliament, in September 2017. For the first time, it comprises a Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation: a collective plan set down by municipalities, district water boards, provinces, and the national government to expedite and intensify the fight against waterlogging, heat stress, drought, and the impact of urban flooding. Go to the Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation. Read more about the reasons and background in this special edition of Delta News (in Dutch).

How do I start?

The Delta Plan is built on seven ambitions. The Knowledge Portal provides tools to aid the realisation of these ambitions.


The consequences of climate change may be mapped out by conducting a stress test. To this end, the Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation is drawing up a standardised stress test, which will be available on 1 January 2018. The stress test will be published on this web page and contains an update of the Guidelines (pdf, 379 kB) published earlier.  The Climate Impact Atlas is already available for those who would like to start right away. The Climate Impact Atlas can serve as a wake-up call and a first step towards climate-proofing your region, neighbourhood, or street, towards the dialogue on risk, and towards the formulation of policy and action plans. View the animation to see how the Climate Impact Atlas works.

Documents and links


Spatial Adaptation on the website of the Delta Programme Commissioner

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