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


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


  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africa
  • United States and Canada
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and the Gulf Region
177 projects found
  1. Climate and water-robust: the Low-Lying Netherlands in 2050 and beyond

    Efforts to make the low-lying areas of the Netherlands climate- and water-robust still take the current situation with respect to land use as their starting point. With technical interventions in the water and soil system, we try to solve problems with the aim of maintaining the current situation. The question is whether, in part given climate…
    Floods Water supply Drought
  2. Uncovering the Mekong Sand Debt

    Until the 1990s, the Mekong river was one of the most pristine in the world. But increased economic activity, including sand extraction, has caused it to become one of the world’s most vulnerable. Research by Deltares experts and local partners has now shown that the Mekong Delta is now in danger of sand debt due to sand mining and upstream…
  3. Waves in North Sea better predicted by Machine Learning

    In coastal engineering projects and ship navigation, predictions of waves are crucial. The installation of an offshore wind turbine in the North Sea, for example, depends on a complex interplay of wave movements, influenced by wind and swell. The more accurate and reliable wave forecasts are, the better the execution of projects at sea can be…
    Energy transition Future proof infrastructure
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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…
  9. REACHOUT research and innovation project

    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.
  10. Global Water Watch: app with worldwide water information

    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, thDeltares has – with its partners World Resources…
    Water supply Floods
  11. 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
  12. 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