|Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat|
Building of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
|Formed||14 October 2010|
|Jurisdiction||Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Headquarters||Rijnstraat 8, The Hague, Netherlands|
|Annual budget||€15,7 billion (2018)|
|Deputy Minister responsible|
|Website||Ministry 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 Mark Harbers, serving since 10 January 2022.
|Part of the Politics series|
The Ministry has currently two Government Agencies and three Directorates:
|Rijkswaterstaat||RWS||Public infrastructure • Water Management|
(Dutch: Meteorologisch Instituut)