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


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


  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africa
  • United States and Canada
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and the Gulf Region
181 projects found
  1. Digital Twins

    Digital Twins play a key role across a range of industries. They help their users efficiently within a single digital system, enabling stakeholder engagement in complex environments. As such, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in modelling approaches. Deltares is at the forefront of the Digital Twin revolution, working on several key…
  2. Next step towards zero pollution of groundwater (NINFA project)

    The pollution of groundwater is a threat for our water availability. Within the EU project NINFA (“Taking action to prevent and mitigate pollution of groundwater bodies”), we study the effects of pollution by nutrients and chemicals on the groundwater quality. We want to help achieve the zero pollution goal. Deltares is work package leader “Risk…
    Health water, soil
  3. Knowledge of Ecology for the Energy Transition (KEEN)

    The energy transition will affect quality and life in water, on land, and in the soil. Together with TNO, WUR and KWR, Deltares is studying the effects of scaling up renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, aquathermal energy, and soil energy to ensure that our transition to a sustainable future will be both effective and ecologically sound.
    Energy transition Health water, soil
  4. The effect of salt marsh vegetation on the strength of waves

    What effect does salt marsh vegetation have on the force of waves reaching the dyke? Together with Deltares, University of Twente and TU Delft and NIOZ, Wetterskip Fryslân is investigating the effect of salt marsh vegetation and open foreland on the force of waves reaching the dyke. As a result, a dyke may need less space and salt marshes could…
  5. Sinking and corbels more robust and effective with geotextiles

    Together, SME and Deltares are coming closer to solutions for sustainable management of waterways and protection of bottoms and banks. Zinc and collar pieces are mats composed of row timber with or without reeds and/or a sole of geotextile. These zinc and corbels are essential components in the sustainable management of waterways and serve as…
    Future proof infrastructure
  6. Exposing vulnerabilities in the road network

    Major roads in the Alps are vulnerable to flooding from rivers. That is the conclusion of a study by Deltares and Amsterdam VU-University that was published in 2021. Among other things, it identified high-risk locations of this kind. The researchers used a new technique to calculate in very fine detail the flood risks for every road in Europe,…
  7. PIANC Guideline: support sustainable development

    Global economic growth demands increasing port expansion and construction, involving dredging and construction activities. These activities may lead to various adverse impacts on the marine environment, especially when carried out near sensitive coastal plant habitats such as seagrass meadows, mangroves and salt marshes. Together with partners,…
  8. Forecasting hurricane impacts in coastal areas

    Hurricanes cause high winds, rain, storm surge and waves, which results in flooding, coastal erosion, damages to buildings and infrastructure and casualties among the population. The accurate forecasting of these events is essential to minimize these impacts.
  9. Accelerating multi-use in offshore wind farms

    The North Sea is foreseen to play a big role in our energy transition. The area required for offshore wind farms is huge, which can significantly challenge nature and food production at sea. How can we design and use offshore wind farms in such a way that they also function as food and energy plants and contribute to biodiversity restoration?…
    Energy transition
  10. SURICATES reusing sediments to improve regional resilience

    The SURICATES project (Sediment Use as Resource In Circular And Territorial EconomieS) implements new large-scale solutions for reusing sediments in ports, waterways and coastlines of North-West Europe (Interreg NWE programme). Solutions are available to the authorities, port and waterway managers and experts in erosion control.
    Health water, soil Future proof infrastructure
  11. The Adelaide Receiving Environment Model (AREM)

    To support the optimisation of their operations, South Australia (SA) Water commissioned Deltares to help develop the Adelaide Receiving Environment Model (AREM). The development and application of the AREM model were expected to lead to a better understanding of the present conditions in the Adelaide coastal waters with respect to avoiding…
    Health water, soil
  12. The Updated Bays Eutrophication Model (BEM)

    The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) manages a sewage system that collects wastewater from Greater Boston and sends it to the Deer Island Treatment Plant. The plant effluent is discharged through a new outfall farther offshore in Massachusetts Bay. At the time of implementation, this project constituted a major improvement for the…
    Health water, soil