Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
Logo of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Building of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Department overview
Formed14 October 2010; 13 years ago (2010-10-14)
JurisdictionKingdom of the Netherlands
HeadquartersRijnstraat 8, The Hague, Netherlands
Annual budget15,7 billion (2018)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Chris Jansen, State Secretary for Public Transport and the Environment
Department executive
  • Jan Hendrik Dronkers, Secretary-General
WebsiteMinistry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat; I&W) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for transport, aviation, housing policy, public works, spatial planning, land management and water resource management. The Ministry was created in 2010 as the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment following the merger of the Ministry of Transport and Water Management and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment. In 2017, the Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the responsibilities for environmental policy and climate change policy were transferred to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (Dutch: Minister van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat) is the head of the Ministry and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister is Barry Madlener, serving since July 2024.

Organisation

The Ministry has currently two Government Agencies and three Directorates:

Government Agencies Responsibilities
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Rijkswaterstaat RWS Public infrastructureWater Management
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Meteorological Institute
(Dutch: Meteorologisch Instituut)
KNMI Weather forecasting

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Begroting 2018, Rijksoverheid