Waterschappen

   Public bodies with the task of supervising the water level, dikes, roads, and waterways. These polder districts, which played an important role in Dutch constitutional law and state formation, were founded during the Middle Ages by the landowners, who were also the main parties concerned. They were responsible for the taxation of both landowners and tenants. Some of them were called heemraadschappen. In many water schappen, for example, in Holland, the boards also acted as judi cial authorities, until the 19th century. Since the constitution of 1848, the provincial authorities have had control over the func tioning of the waterschappen, which, at present, are also responsi ble for the care of water treatment.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Water board (The Netherlands) — Dutch water boards ( nl. waterschappen or nl. hoogheemraadschappen ) are regional government bodies in the Netherlands. A water board is charged with managing the water barriers, the waterways, the water levels, and the water quality in its… …   Wikipedia

  • European Union of Water Management Associations — (EUWMA) members are (Umbrella) organizations in the EU member states representing organizations based on public law responsible for regional and local water management (flood protection, land drainage, water level management, irrigation) such as… …   Wikipedia

  • Water supply and sanitation in the Netherlands — is provided in good quality and at a reasonable price to the entire population. Water consumption is one of the lowest in developed countries at 124 liter per capita per day and water leakage in the distribution network is one of the lowest in… …   Wikipedia

  • Holland — This article is about a region in the Netherlands, not the country. For other uses of the word Holland, see Holland (disambiguation). For the country of the Netherlands as a whole, see Netherlands. Holland …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands — This article is about the country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). Netherlands Nederland …   Wikipedia

  • Watershed district — Watershed districts are special government entities in the U.S. state of Minnesota that monitor and regulate the use of water in watersheds surrounding various lakes and rivers in the state. The districts cover the natural regions of the… …   Wikipedia

  • William I, Count of Holland — Infobox Monarch|name=William I of Holland title=Count of Holland caption=William I as imagined in the 16th century reign=1203 – 4 February 1222 coronation= othertitles= full name= predecessor=Ada successor=Floris IV consort=Adelheid of Guelders… …   Wikipedia

  • Flood control in the Netherlands — Without dikes, this part of the Netherlands would be flooded …   Wikipedia

  • Interprovinciaal Overleg — The Interprovinciaal Overleg (IPO) is the association of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. The association looks after provincial interests and forms a platform for exchanging knowledge and experience among the twelve Dutch provinces. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Internal Drainage Board — An Internal Drainage Board (IDB) is a type of operating authority which occur in areas of special drainage need in England and Wales with permissive powers to undertake work to secure clean water drainage and water level management within… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.