Dutch networks of policy and decision makers

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Disaster management on country level

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NCTV (Ministry of Justice and Security) The Minister of Security and Justice is the coordinating minister for crisis management. He or she is also responsible for strengthening national security in close collaboration with the other ministries. The NCTV assists the minister in carrying out this task.

„Special website Crisis.nl“ A government agency can provide information about a disaster or serious calamity via crisis.nl. The decision to use the crisis.nl website lies with a government agency, such as the municipality, security region or the government.

RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) works towards a healthy population living in a sustainable, safe and healthy environment. RIVM pursues those goals based on independent scientific research. Working with our commissioning clients, we identify the research that is needed and conduct studies accordingly. We provide advice to the government, to professionals and to members of the public, and share our knowledge. This is how RIVM supports society in staying healthy and keeping our environment healthy. Website Twitter
Rijkswaterstaat Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. Website Facebook Twitter

Disaster management on provincial level

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Waterschap Limburg The Limburg Water Board is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect people and nature from water disasters. We prevent flooding by designing streams, rivers, ditches, banks and groundwater in our province so that they can gradually drain away the water. We also ensure that the dikes are strong. Website Facebook Twitter

Public Administration

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IPO Interprovinciaal Overleg (Association of Provinces of the Netherlands)

The Interprovincial Consultation (IPO) promotes the interests of the twelve provinces in The Hague and Brussels. IPO is committed to a regionally strong economy, sets the agenda for social issues and promotes good public administration. The province takes care of a good public administration in the 12 provinces.

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VNG Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (Association of Netherlands Municipalities)represents all municipalities and supports and promotes the strength and quality of local administrations. Website Facebook Twitter


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NIPV The Netherlands Institute for Public Safety is the institute for disaster relief and public crisis management in the Netherlands. Focus is on helping the 25 safety regions if it comes to reinforcing fire services and dealing with contingency plans and crisis management. Website Facebook Twitter