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. East African Great Lakes Observatory network (EAGLOnet)

    Deltares participates in this € 350k programme led by University of Nairobi. Focus is on developing tools to support national, regional and international efforts to sustainably and adaptively manage the ecosystem services provided by the African Lakes for the benefit of the populations in Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, DR Congo…
  2. Effects of surface water thermal energy for Rijksvastgoedbedrijf

    Rijkswaterstaat wants to focus more on obtaining heat from surface water as a source of energy for heating and cooling buildings. This technology involves returning cold water to the surface water. The water temperature is changed and there is a possible impact on water quality. To prevent negative effects, Deltares worked with Techniplan to…
    Energy transition
  3. Energy saving by implementing first smart thermal grid for buildings

    TU Delft and Deltares have joined forces with Deerns, Kuijpers, Priva and Van Beek to realise the first smart thermal grid for buildings in the Netherlands on the TU Delft campus. Smart thermal grids help reduce CO2 emissions and also help to achieve the necessary energy transition. The parties involved completed the research phase of the project…
    Energy transition
  4. Environmental impact of tidal power in the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier

    In 2015, an array of 5 tidal turbines was installed in the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier. To investigate the impact of these turbines, different research projects have been set up. The aim of these research projects is to investigate the impact of tidal energy extraction on the environment.
    Energy transition
  5. Estimating plastic discharges from rivers and coastlines in Indonesia

    Inland communities can generate large amounts of mismanaged plastic, which can be mobilised and transported into the sea through runoff and rivers. Quantifying plastic inputs from land-based sources and identifying those hotspots that are contributing the most to these leakages is key to target appropriate measures and monitor the effectiveness…
    Health water, soil
  6. Europe wide use of soil energy ATES

    Our soils can provide sustainable energy. Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) is a smart way to re-use heat and cold in buildings and it is widely recognised as promising technology for sustainable energy. Global demand for heating and cooling in the built environment accounts for about 40% of total primary energy consumption. ATES is a simple…
  7. European Coastal Storm Surge for Copernicus Climate Change Services

    Under Copernicus Climate Change Services contract C3S-422-Lot2-Deltares, a consortium led by Deltares develops a consistent and unique European dataset for tide, storm surge and wave conditions. The dataset will consist of a historical reanalysis based on ERA5, and climate projections including sea level rise based on IPCC RCP 4.5 (stabilization…
  8. Exploration of efficient and cost-effective use of LiDAR data in coastal lowland/peatland landscape mapping and management

    Deltares, with partners in several projects, is pioneering the use of large-scale but cost-effective LiDAR data collection in coastal lowlands, for spatial planning, management of peatlands and modelling of flood risks.
    Floods Subsidence
  9. Extreme wave loads on platforms offshore wind

    Deltares has recently applied detailed CFD modelling to compute extreme wave loads on resting and external working platforms for the Vesterhav Offshore Wind Farm, Denmark, that is to be constructed by Vattenfall.
  10. FAST: Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology

    The European Programme for Research is funding a consortium of five European institutions: the Netherlands (Deltares and NIOZ), United Kingdom (University of Cambridge), Romania (GEOECOMAR) and Spain (University. of Cadiz), to work on the FAST project (Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology).
  11. FATracker: Deep-learning based observation of fat, oil and grease layers in wastewater pumping stations

    The accumulation of floating deposits of fat, oil and grease (FOG) causes pump sump failure in many wastewater drainage systems. The configuration of pumping stations hampers the transportation of floating debris (such as oils or plastics), which accumulates on the surface of the sump.
    Future proof infrastructure
  12. FOME-BES: Fibre-Optic Monitoring

    Ground energy systems can make an major contribution to achieving CO2 mitigation targets. Unfortunately, not all ground energy systems perform optimally. That can result in unnecessarily low energy and financial yields, excessive groundwater claims, ineffective groundwater use, and therefore the sub-optimal exploitation of the energy potential in…
  13. FRESHEM: Research into fresh water infiltration in Zeeland

    FRESHEM Zeeland (FREsh Salt groundwater distribution by Helicopter ElectroMagnetic survey in the Province of Zeeland) looks at where fresh and salt water are located in Zeeland, and at what depth. This information can help farmers and market gardeners to meet their increasing need for fresh water.
    Water supply
  14. Flooding projections for oil palm plantations in the Rajang Delta peatlands, Sarawak, Malaysia

    Deltares experts are investigating how deforestation and drainage of tropical peatlands in Sarawak, Malaysia will cause subsidence in the future. Subsidence leads to increased water management problems and flooding.
  15. Framework for sustainable investments in the Blue Economy

    The importance of the Blue Economy is increasing quickly in the global economies. There is a better recognition of the potential of Blue Economy to give impulse to economic development, employment and innovation. Importantly, a sustainable Blue Economy can play a central role in alleviating the pressures on land resources, offering new…
    Health water, soil