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
176 events found
  1. 3D Dutch Continental Shelf Model – Flexible Mesh

    The North Sea is one of the most heavily used seas, with resulting competition between nature, transport, recreation, energy and food supply. How will an offshore wind farm affect the hydrodynamics and transport of fine sediment in this unique ecosystem? What impact does climate change have on water levels along North Sea coasts? Such questions…
  2. 3D visualisation, to get the most out of your simulation results

    Forecasting water levels and flows have been an ongoing challenge for scientists, mathematicians and civil engineers for decades. Today’s abundance of data and increased computational power open the way to efficiently simulating ever more complex flows. And other processes, such as, sediment transport, waves, water quality, morphological…
  3. A step closer to new and cheaper wind turbine foundations

    A major increase in offshore wind capacity is expected in the coming years. However, because of shipping routes, oil and gas platforms, the visual impact and ecological considerations, wind farms will increasingly be located further offshore in deeper waters. The common monopiles, which are driven into the seabed, are no longer a practical option…
    Energy transition
  4. A2 Maastricht, a tunnel of gravel and limestone

    A tunnel is being built in Maastricht for the A2 motorway. It will be excavated in a subsurface made up of gravel and limestone. Deltares draws on risk-based appraisals of designs and specialist knowledge to contribute to the managed construction of the tunnel in these geotechnically demanding conditions. Between the Geusselt intersection and…
    Future proof infrastructure
  5. Adaptation for flood and drought risks in South Florida

    Development of economically efficient and sustainable water management strategies hinges on the assessment of the costs of weather extremes. In particular damages due to floods and droughts and their mitigation, as well as the framework in which the costs for adaptation and the benefits of damage reduction are weighted. The primary challenge is…
  6. Added Value of Joint Action, a workshop methodology

    Looking for ways to help stakeholders understand the benefits of multifunctional approaches and joint action? And make the next step towards cooperation? The workshop methodology ‘Added Value of Joint Action’ is developed to help you with this. In a structured and step-wise approach stakeholders find out what they can achieve alone and in…
  7. Aquifer Storage and Recovery for sustainable banana production in the Magdalena region, Colombia

    Improving water management techniques in the banana sector is one of the prioritised topics for the coming years and is a cornerstone of the bilateral agenda on circular agriculture of the Dutch Embassy in Colombia. As part of the Partners for Water program, a project has been initiated to foster collaboration between Dutch and Colombian…
  8. Beaches worldwide are growing

    We love holidays on the beach and about a quarter of the world's population live on coasts because of the favourable economic location. But until now we have had only a very vague picture of how coastal areas have evolved worldwide over the years. Scientists in Delft are changing this. Researchers from Deltares, Delft University of Technology and…
  9. Better use of technical knowledge can cut maintenance costs for infrastructure

    Municipal authorities and their advisers need a better understanding of the opportunities afforded by technical solutions and new developments to mitigate the high maintenance costs associated with land subsidence. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Deltares and CROW, which also found that newly-developed and existing knowledge is not…
  10. Blue Spots

    On behalf of Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares has mapped out weak points in the Dutch road network. These blue spots are potential weak links if there are floods, long periods of rain, or extreme rainfall patterns. The map materials that have been developed will allow Rijkswaterstaat to decide which interventions are necessary. Deltares is also working…
  11. BlueCan: cutting carbon emissions by improving the water quality of lakes and ponds

    BlueCan is a tool that allows water management authorities to assess carbon emissions from ponds and lakes. The tool shows how different measures can improve water quality and reduce carbon emissions. BlueCan is a joint project involving Witteveen+Bos and Deltares.
    Health water, soil
  12. 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…
  13. Brisbane river catchment flood study

    In 2011, major floods in the Brisbane River catchment led to 3.5 to 4.5 billion Australian dollars in damages and 35 fatalities. The government of Queensland, Australia, recognized the need for an improved flood management plan, and issued a call for a catchment-wide flood study to support it.
  14. Bubble screen separates salt and fresh water

    Fresh water is precious, so contamination by salt water should be prevented as much as possible. Deltares, Royal Haskoning and Rijkswaterstaat have developed an innovative system that almost completely prevents the penetration of salt water through locks, allows ships to pass through the locks faster, and is also quite a lot cheaper to maintain…
    Water supply
  15. Business Continuity Planning for industrial zones

    Many industrial zones in the world are susceptible to the impact of the weather and other natural events. Problems with the availability of gas, electricity, ICT, water, sewage and road transportation - 'lifeline utilities' - are a crucial factor. With climate change, the probability of lifeline-utility failure is likely to rise significantly.