Knowledge and innovation

The mission of Deltares is developing and applying top level expertise in the area of water, subsurface and infrastructure for people, planet and prosperity. We work closely together with governments, businesses and research institutes in The Netherlands and abroad. Deltares delivers economic added value, acting with social responsibility and constantly searching for answers for society as a whole. In doing so, we draw on both our own expertise and the knowledge of others. As an applied knowledge institute, the success of Deltares depends on the extent to which its knowledge is applicable in and for society. After all, the Deltares motto is Enabling Delta Life.

Our research is always a response to the needs of society. We focus on five themes:

  • FloodRisk
  • Ecosystems and Environmental Quality
  • Water and Subsoil Resources
  • Delta Infrastucture
  • Sustainable Delta Planning

Our strategic research objectives for each theme for 2016 and the concrete steps that will be taken are defined in The World of Deltares 2013-2016 .

Knowledge advancement is not something we do alone. We are convinced that it is only by forging alliances that we can tackle the challenges we face. That is why we collaborate closely with universities, other institutes and the private sector both at home and abroad.

Moreover, we do not keep our breakthroughs to ourselves; we share them with others. Development of new knowledge depends on sharing the knowledge we have. Government authorities, community organisations and the commercial sector benefit from our research and specialist consultancy. Our activities always aim to maximize knowledge development and knowledge transfer.

Deltares publishes on a yearly basis the highlights of its R&D programme. These are available on our Annual Reports webpage.

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  1. Applied Geology and Geophysics
  2. Catchment hydrology
  3. Coastal structures and waves
  4. Flood risk analysis
  5. Foundation engineering and underground works
  6. Freshwater ecology and water quality
  7. Groundwater management
  8. Harbour, coastal and offshore engineering
  9. Hydraulic lab support and instrumentation
  10. Hydrodynamics and real-time systems
  11. Industrial hydrodynamics
  12. Morphology and sediment dynamics
  13. Operational water management
  14. River dynamics and inland water transport
  15. Soil engineering
  16. Subsurface and Groundwater quality
  17. Urban Water and Subsurface
  18. Water quality and ecology


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User registration - part 2

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  1. Applied Geology and Geophysics
  2. Catchment hydrology
  3. Coastal structures and waves
  4. Flood risk analysis
  5. Foundation engineering and underground works
  6. Freshwater ecology and water quality
  7. Groundwater management
  8. Harbour, coastal and offshore engineering
  9. Hydraulic lab support and instrumentation
  10. Hydrodynamics and real-time systems
  11. Industrial hydrodynamics
  12. Morphology and sediment dynamics
  13. Operational water management
  14. River dynamics and inland water transport
  15. Soil engineering
  16. Subsurface and Groundwater quality
  17. Urban Water and Subsurface
  18. Water quality and ecology


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