The PAGW is a multi-year investment program with the aim of improving the ecological functioning of the large waters in the Dutch delta. These are the major rivers such as the Rhine and the Meuse, the IJsselmeer region, the Wadden Sea and the Ems-Dollard. As well as the southwestern delta. 

The PAGW currently consists of 30 projects that are being realized in tranches in an area-oriented approach with an eye for cohesion with urbanisation, transport, energy production and recreation.

The Ministries of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) coordinate the realisation.