Coastal and River Structures

The Coastal Structures and Waves group (CSW) at Deltares focuses on research and consultancy in the field of wave forecasting & wave modelling and the conceptual design, testing and monitoring of coastal and river structures.
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The multidisciplinary teams tackle a diversity of technical aspects and site specific problems. Our effective solutions are supported by latest research, expert opinions, numerical tools and results from high-quality laboratory measurements in wave & current flumes and basins. This approach allows us to provide cost-effective solutions while at the same time reducing uncertainties regarding hydraulic loading and structural response.


  • Coastal, river and harbour structures.
  • Physical & numerical modelling.
  • Risk-based approaches & probabilistic design
  • Eco(system) engineering & Building with Nature
  • Measurement & monitoring techniques.


For more information of our activities see our brochure.