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. Comparative study of block revetments for dikes

    In the context of the “Comparative study of block revetments for dikes”, Deltares investigated the type specific stability of all modern block revetments.
  2. Caisson Placement at Chioggia Inlet, Venice

    Physical modelling of the placement of the Venice Flood Barrier gate caissons at the Chioggia Inlet.
    Future proof infrastructure
  3. 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
  4. Sustainable site selection for accommodating new refugees in Uganda

    In response to the protracted refugee crisis, the Ugandan government is implementing a progressive refugee policy considered as the most generous one in the world. This project came as a response towards the expected influx of Congolese forcibly displaced persons, who will be partly accommodated in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Southern Uganda.
    Water supply
  5. Freshwater Availability in Mekong Delta (FAME)

    Freshwater Availability in the Mekong Delta (FAME) is a collaborative, multiphase project focusing on scoping, piloting and providing upscaling advice to national partners in Vietnam on the implementation of shallow Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) systems. These systems could provide farm-scale solutions to address the water-quality and…
    Water supply
  6. Using Oligochaete worms to enhance dewatering and densification of oil sands

    In this project we studied the beneficial role of applying Oligochaete worms into sediment waste ponds. Upon addition of worms, sediment compacts faster, and without the addition of chemicals or the usage of heavy machinery. In particular, our research team have identified which type of worms can survive the aggressive environmental conditions at…
    Health water, soil
  7. Tool for integrated Water Management

    To support a sustainable and equitable management of increasingly pressurised water resources, water authorities need to have access to up-to-date information on the availability, demand and use of these resources. However, up-to-date information on the availability and use of water resources is often scarce in Colombia. Moreover, this…
    Water supply
  8. JMP-EUNOSAT: Coherent eutrophication assessments for the North Sea, using satellite data.

    The JMP-EUNOSAT project has developed a new method for monitoring and assessment of pollution with nutrients (eutrophication). Excess nutrients stimulate algal growth, which can result in lack of oxygen and light under water for plants and animals. EU member states need to report every 6 years on the water quality of their seas for the Marine…
    Health water, soil
  9. WaterLOUPE: Mitigating water risks to improve livelihoods and reduce costs

    Socio-economic developments, higher population densities in deltas and climate change have an important impact on water resources and the natural water cycle. Water scarcity, flooding or polluted water are some possible consequences. It is becoming essential to be aware of these changes in our environment and to understand them so that we can…
    Water supply
  10. New design for making residential areas gas-free generates carbon savings

    A residential area in Haarlem dating from the 1930s is planning to test a new design with locally-generated solar heat, heat pumps, and an aquifer thermal energy system (ATES) in the subsurface. If the trial succeeds, this approach could be a good way of making older homes more sustainable and disconnecting them from the gas mains. The design…
    Energy transition
  11. Implementation of land and soil-related SDG's

    In 2015 the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); a set of 17 goals aimed to be the roadmap for society to move from exploitation to sustainable use of our planets resources and from inequality, poverty and hunger to a proper education and good life for all. The EU has committed to implement the SDGs both in its…
    Health water, soil
  12. SOILS4EU, importance of soils for societal challenges in Europe

    In Europe, different Member States manage their soil and land in different ways. This is partly because there is no legal European framework for soils. In SOILS4EU we work together to raise awareness and provide insight how soil can contribute to social challenges and what the positive effects are of unsustainable land use.
    Health water, soil
  13. Joint model for tackling groundwater pollution in the port and city of Rotterdam

    To facilitate the megasite approach to pollution in the port of Rotterdam, Deltares has built a large-scale groundwater model called CARROT (Coordinated Approach Remediation ROTterdam) over the past fifteen years. It consists of several components: (1) a flow model for the entire port with a coarse model resolution; (2) models for groundwater…
    Health water, soil
  14. 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.
  15. 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