“The Digital Delta is aimed at the unlimited and readily accessible provision of water and climate services.” A large scale national research project will implement this. The work is being carried out by the Digital Delta consortium, which is drawn from the private sector, public bodies and research institutions.
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.
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.