President of Singapore and Dutch King Willem-Alexander visited Deltares

Published: 23 November 2018

The President of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob, her spouse Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee and King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to Deltares yesterday afternoon. Discussed were the challenges associated with​ climate change and sea level rise.

Accelerated sea level rise

We presented our latest study of the consequences of the accelerated sea level rise, and also addressed the consequences for Singapore. Furthermore, we talked about our alliance with the National University of Singapore (NUS), as well as the projects we are currently working on in Singapore in the fields of water quality, water availability and flood risk management.

Managing Director Maarten Smits welcoming the President of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob, her spouse Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee and Dutch King Willem-Alexander at Deltares

State visit to the Netherlands

The visit to Deltares was part of the official state visit by the President of Singapore to the Netherlands Wednesday 21 November and Thursday 22 November. The state visit confirms the good, close bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Singapore. It provided an opportunity to broaden and deepen cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the field of the economy and innovation. Singapore is an important partner for the Netherlands in the Asian region. There are more than 1600 Dutch companies there. The country works closely with the Netherlands in the field of sustainable technology, and port and water infrastructure.