On this page you will find an overview of current projects being carried out by Deltares.


  • Health water, soil
  • Energy transition
  • Water supply
  • Future proof infrastructure
  • Floods
  • Subsidence
  • Drought
  • Sea level rise


  • Asia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • United States and Canada
  • Middle East and the Gulf Region
  • Oceania
181 projects found
  1. Forecasting Hurricanes on US Coasts

    Every year between June and November, hurricanes threaten the Atlantic coasts of the US and the Caribbean. They cause high winds, rain and surge, and consequently, extensive flooding and coastal erosion. Causing casualties among the population and damages to buildings and infrastructure. It is important to understand the complex nature of the…
  2. Hydraulic integration of an HT-ATES in the Rotterdam Nesselande heating network

    The three-year innovation program WarmingUP has shown that collective sustainable heating systems are technically and socially feasible in the Netherlands. However, heating the urban environment with sustainable sources requires new infrastructures and regulations. Nearly 60 parties from around the world have provided new knowledge, instruments…
  3. Blog: Development of a coastal wave emulator using new technologies

    How can we achieve global coverage and locally relevant coastal wave estimates? Deltares experts Fedor Baart, Martin Verlaan, Guus van Hemert and former Deltares expert Anna van Gils utilised new technologies to develop a coastal wave emulator. In this blog Fedor Baart explains about the development of this simulator.
  4. Sand from the North Sea – the Minerals Information System

    Deltares is working with TNO and on behalf of Rijswaterstaat on the Minerals Information System (DIS), which will provide a picture of how much sand can be extracted from the North Sea. Since 2019, we have been working on a major update to version 3.1. It draws on a lot of new data which was not used in previous versions. The most recent version…
    Health water, soil
  5. A reed bed for treating water makes neighbourhoods greener and local residents happier

    Soil remediation usually leads to disruption and it is often very expensive. But other approaches are possible: remediation using nature actually contributes to spatial quality and the costs are much lower than with conventional land excavation and disposal, and groundwater extraction and treatment. Our knowledge of the subsurface and water…
    Health water, soil
  6. BlueEarth: informed and interactive decision-making for sustainable water management

    BlueEarth enables interactive and informed decision-making for a water secure world. BlueEarth is an approach for a structured and interactive stakeholder planning process supported by the BlueEarth Digital Environment to bring in quantitative information. The BlueEarth Digital Environment provides you with access to data and tools that help you…

    REACHOUT is a European Commission funded research and innovation project to advance user-oriented climate services to support the implementation of the Green Deal. Therefore, research partners, climate service providers and city stakeholders are co-developing a coherent set of services for seven city hubs across the EU.
  8. Global Water Watch

    Societies and economies are under threat because of the unreliability of per capita water resources due to climate change, non-sustainable use and political instability. Worldwide water information is essential to address this fundamental challenge. To stimulate access to water information, the Dutch research institute Deltares has – with its…
    Water supply Floods
  9. Sustainable and low-cost installation of monopile foundations for future very large wind turbines

    Within five years, the GROW research project SIMOX, Sustainable Installation of XXL Monopiles, aims to have innovative technologies for the installation of large offshore wind turbines foundations commercially available. By testing multiple techniques, SIMOX will develop new and necessary technical and environmental knowledge. Such techniques…
    Energy transition
  10. Deltares peat mapping in Indonesia – status update

    In 2017 Deltares, together with ITB (Institute of Technology Bandung), submitted a rapid and cost effective peat mapping method to the Indonesian Peat Prize that applied an elevation model (DTM) created from airborne LiDAR data, and limited field measurements of peat thickness. The position of the peat bottom is determined by subtracting the peat…
    Floods Subsidence
  11. Sustainable decommissioning of offshore wind turbine foundations

    The limited lifetime of offshore wind farms requires an efficient and safe decommissioning. The project Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) studied the option of removal of offshore wind turbine foundations (monopiles) in a sustainable way. HyPE-ST project aimed at both the fundamental understanding and the demonstration of the…
    Energy transition
  12. Major joint industry project for more reliable offshore cables

    The Cable Lifetime Monitoring Joint Industry Project (JIP CALM) was launched on 8 July 2019. This project is a collaboration between over 30 international organisations that aim to reduce subsea power-cable failures and make offshore wind energy more reliable.
    Energy transition
  13. New pile installation method for offshore wind monopiles

    Monopiles are one of the most common foundation designs in offshore wind construction due to their ease of installation in shallow to medium depths of water. The dominant method used to drive monopiles into the seabed is the so-called hydraulic impact piling (hammering). The main disadvantages of this technique are the noise levels emitted during…
    Energy transition
  14. Pre-feasibility study of ecosystem-based adaptation measures for Xiangtan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) assigned Deltares and Ewaters a pre-feasibility study on suitable ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures for Xiangtan, People’s Republic of China, in the context of its Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program.
  15. JIP HAWAIII - Joint Industry Project sHAllow WAter InItIative

    The JIP HawaIII, as an acronym for “sHAllow Water InItIative”, are a series of research projects with several international partners on the mooring of LNG vessels in intermediate water depths (15m – 40 m) in the nearshore area. LNG vessels are often moored in the nearshore coastal zone, outside of a main port area.
    Future proof infrastructure