Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Commission (VNSC)
31 July 2020
The Netherlands and Flanders signed a treaty in 2005 on cooperation in the field of policy and management of the Scheldt estuary. The treaty entered into force in 2008. As a result, the Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Commission (VNSC) was established. The VNSC focuses on the development of the Scheldt estuary as a multifunctional estuarine water system that is used in a sustainable way for human needs. The common objectives are: protection against flooding, optimal maritime accessibility to the Scheldt ports, maintaining a healthy and dynamic ecosystem and setting up joint scientific research. The scope of operation of the VNSC also includes the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and the Scheldt-Rhine Canal.
Type of cooperation: Treaty