Local residents have to be protected against excess river water but they need that water too. Using simulation models, government authorities can predict the flow patterns and quality of groundwater and surface water, as well as river levels. Deltares advises about security measures, about water transport, and about groundwater and surface water as the source of water for drinking, irrigation and cooling. Our expertise also includes energy generation, water quality, and nature protection.
We also use integrated water management as support for policy and management in the area of freshwater reserves.
Our solutions are based on high-grade knowledge in the areas of (geo)hydrology, geology, morphology, river engineering, ecology, economy and governance. Sustainable solutions that result in a safe and pleasant living environment.
Integrated water resources management
There is enough water on earth but the problem is its distribution. In one place there is too much and in others too little.> Read more
Operational warning and management systems
Rivers, coastlines, polder systems, water defences and groundwater are monitored continuously.> Read more
Climate change is a potential threat for people living in Delta areas all over the world. > Read more
Flood risk management / Disaster risk reduction
Throughout the world, floods threaten large numbers of people. Economic development and climate change are aggravating the situation. > Read more
The ecology in delta areas is under increasing pressure. Deltares studies the ecological functioning of fresh water, groundwater, marine and coastal ecosystems in relation to human use.> Read more
Economic activity, rising populations and the impact of climate change are generating increasing pressure on habitable space in deltas, river basins and coastal areas.> Read more
Urban Land and Water Management
Good water management in the city includes a complex array of factors: safety, public health and sustainability, to name just a few.> Read more
Water and soil quality
People want clean water and clean soil. And rightly so. Nevertheless, that's not as straightforward as it seems. Water and soil behave in extremely complex ways.> Read more
Levees, Dikes and Water defences
The Dutch have been building water defences for a thousand years now. No other country has such an enormous wealth of experience on this subject.> Read more
Constructions in water are exposed to many more forces than those on land. Technically speaking this is not a problem.> Read more
Intake and outfall systems
Surface water is commonly utilized in industrial plants, particularly as cooling water or to produce potable water. > Read more