Europe: COCOON Consortium for a Coherent European Landfill Management Strategy

21 juni 2017

The COCOON objective is to develop, integrate and improve relevant policy instruments

Rijkswaterstaat helps festivals reduce waste

23 november 2016

Have you been to a festival this summer? If so, there is every chance that you will have seen a sea of discarded and trampled on plastic beakers. Together with colleagues from the Waste and Materials department, Emile Bruls is working with various festival organisers to reduce and recycle large quantities of waste at festivals. ‘Rijkswaterstaat is a knowledge institute in the field of waste.

Smart solutions at ECOMM 2016

23 november 2016

Rijkswaterstaat researchers were honored to serve as special guest presenters at the recent 2016 European Conference on Mobility Management.

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Information about contaminated site remediation and sustainable land and groundwater management.


Sustainable Mobility, Energy and Climate

To increase the reachability and decrease the environmental damage caused by traffic and transportation by optimizing the use of the different (inter)national traffic and transport networks.


Waste and materials

To prevent and reduce waste streams through re-use and recycling, as well as to minimise the environmental impact of product chains and waste management through a life-cycle perspective.

About Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat performs various knowledge and implementation tasks relating to the environment. Rijkswaterstaat also manages programmes for other clients than the MoIE, such as local authorities and other ministries.

Integrated approach for urban development

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The traditional way of dealing with polluted soil and groundwater does not work in all cases. In urban environments with complex contaminations of chlorinated solvents an integrated approach is needed to tackle the problems.

All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects

The Dutch Environmental Licensing (General Provisions) Act 'Wabo' lays down the rules for granting an All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects. The Act replaces around 25 separate permits for such matters as construction, demolition, spatial planning, listed buildings and the environment.