The Dutch water sector is facing the challenge of transforming its information provision in a rapidly changing environment and to prepare for the future. All stakeholders in the water industry must collaborate more intensively with each other, other authorities and private parties. This is only possible when information and knowledge are available to everyone in a standardised and reliable manner. Digital Delta is an open platform for providing and finding relevant data for water management in the Netherlands.

Phase 1Research phase

In the transition phase the catalogue function of Digital is prepared for implementation. Digital Delta will become the online open platform of the water sector in the Netherlands for both public and private parties to facilitate the exchange of information. This allows for the efficiency and the quality of water management to further improve in the Netherlands. It provides business opportunities for the private sector and cost savings for the government.

Phase 2Transition phase

In the transition phase the catalogue function of Digital is prepared for implementation. Digital Delta will become the online open platform of the water sector in the Netherlands for both public and private parties to facilitate the exchange of information. This allows for the efficiency and the quality of water management to further improve in the Netherlands. It provides business opportunities for the private sector and cost savings for the government.

Phase 3Operational phase

In the operational phase a web service has been realized for finding and retrieving data for the purpose of water management, initially focussing on time series for water quantity data, water quality data, and biological data.
This web service has been implemented by quite a few data providing systems as used in the Netherlands. Thus a platform has been realized that facilitates access to a large part of the water management data in the Netherlands.