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 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 as 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.
|Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat|
Logo of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
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 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 Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, who has been in office since 26 October 2017.
The Ministry has currently two Government Agencies and three Directorates:
|Rijkswaterstaat||RWS||Public infrastructure • Water Management|
(Dutch: Meteorologisch Instituut)
- Directorate for Mobility and Transport (DGB)
- Directorate for Spatial Development and Water Affairs (DGRW)
- Directorate for Knowledge, Innovation and Strategy
- (in Dutch) Begroting 2018, Rijksoverheid
- "Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (VVD) heeft alle bestuurslagen gehad" (in Dutch). NOS. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.