Stay informed of all the latest Deltares developments in the field of water and subsurface.

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    What is the impact of sea level rise on atoll islands?

    A team of international researchers is investigating the potential for the world's low-lying coral atoll islands to withstand predicted sea level rises through natural flooding processes. Last month, Deltares experts Robert McCall and Floortje Roelvink joined the international research team for fieldwork in the Maldives. They collected data to support predictions of how these islands might respond to future sea level changes.

    23 May 2024

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    First IPDC report launched

    The first edition of the IPDC report was launched today during the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia. Introducing the IPDC Guidance Framework for member countries and setting out the challenges faced by deltas, coasts, and islands. The report also provides a solid base for the IPDC’s future activities.

    21 May 2024

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    Freshwater shortages and more flooding: new Delta Scenarios show need for major steps ahead this century

    Today Deltares presented the new Delta Scenarios to Minister Mark Harbers (Infrastructure and Water Management) and Delta Commissioner Co Verdaas. Four scenarios show what we need to take into consideration in policy for water and spatial planning until the end of this century. In all four, the agendas relating to water will become a lot more challenging: freshwater shortages in summer will increase, there will be more problems with excess water caused by rainfall, and floods will have more impact. Bottlenecks relating to water shortages, problems with excess water and flood risk management are stacking up. That will affect all of the Netherlands.

    24 April 2024

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    How does soil become guiding in spatial planning?

    How do we exploit the opportunities of soils in our spatial planning? The European project SPADES (Spatial Planning And DEsign with Soil) focuses on securing soils in spatial developments, as part of the Mission A Soil Deal for Europe. Researchers are tackling this question in seventeen locations in Europe, including two in the Netherlands. Deltares is coordinating this project together with TU Delft.

    23 April 2024

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    Salinisation risk groundwater around Sea Lock IJmuiden measured

    On behalf of Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares is measuring groundwater quality around the IJmuiden lock complex. For the construction of the Sea Lock and the salt barrier, which carries salt water back to sea, the bottom of the North Sea Canal was deepened. This allows salt seawater to come into contact with fresh or brackish groundwater. Whether this happens and leads to salinisation of the deeper groundwater is monitored by Deltares through a groundwater monitoring network.

    15 April 2024


    How mangroves can protect coastlines worldwide

    The coming days, mangroves will have a lot to endure during an experiment in our Delta Flume. Researchers from Deltares and TU Delft are gradually increasing the force on the trees. They’re testing how strong the mangrove trees are under extreme wave conditions and how mangroves can help protect coastlines.

    11 April 2024

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    LandSeaLot, observing land-sea interfaces in Europe

    The European LandSeaLot project will establish an observation strategy for European land-sea interfaces, which play a major role in improving biodiversity, CO2 capture and climate resilience. A range of scientific expertises will be combined with stakeholder recommendations, establishing a picture of the potential of land-sea interfaces. Deltares is coordinating this research.

    8 April 2024

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    New coastal elevation model significantly improves on vertical accuracy

    Scientists at Deltares have developed a cutting-edge global coastal Digital Terrain Model (DTM) at 1 arc-second (~30 m) resolution. In our work, we extensively use elevation models as input for our numerical models, but we noticed that current, freely available elevation models are not accurate enough for our purposes. Our experts decided to create a new elevation model, making use of the latest remote sensing data.

    4 April 2024

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    Is the current protection against flowslides good enough?

    In the Netherlands, dikes protect us against floods, and in Italy and other mountainous countries protection barriers can help protect against landslides. The Flowslide Impact Modelling (FIM) project, coordinated by Deltares, tests which barriers work best.

    2 April 2024

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    Opportunities and challenges in offshore solar

    To investigate the environmental impact and sustainability of offshore solar fields, Deltares is participating in the Nautical SUNRISE project. This project examines opportunities and challenges around scaling up and operating offshore floating solar systems. Deltares is looking at what wave power does to a floating solar farm and its effects on marine ecosystems. As a test site, the world's largest offshore floating solar power system will soon be realised on a wind farm 53 kilometres off the Dutch west coast.

    29 March 2024

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    Application for SME facilities challenge Deltares opened

    Deltares is once again opening its doors to innovative initiatives from Dutch start-ups and SMEs. After four successful editions in previous years, Deltares will offer free access to its experimental facilities in 2024. This initiative aims to increase interaction with SMEs.

    28 March 2024

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    Multi-level collaboration key for urban resilience

    Cities are crucial in the fight against climate change, but their efforts must be integrated with those at local, regional, and national levels. A new paper highlights the importance of a multi-level governance approach, the need for collaboration, and regular and sustained dialogue. The paper is a follow-up from COP28 in Dubai.

    19 March 2024