Deltares has the latest knowledge in the field of climate adaptation. We have numerical models that allow us to team up with other research partners and describe the impacts of climate change (in scenarios). On that basis, we can identify potential difficulties (in stress tests) and then describe the range of room for manoeuvre for policy decisions (in adaptation paths). We help to prioritise problems and solutions (in tipping point analyses): we point out what should be done first. During this process, we always take a close look at regional variations.
At present, we are deploying our expertise worldwide, for example in the Delta programmes in Colombia and Bangladesh, where we have identified adaptation paths and scenarios. But we are also active in Hong Kong, where we have mapped out climate resilience in relation to the drainage of urban water. In Mongolia, Deltares provided input for the National Water Plan with the aim of responding to water shortages there. In the European programmes BASE and RISES, we are working together with sixteen partners to survey international climate risks and adaptation paths. We completed a ‘blue-spot study’ for Rijkswaterstaat to identify the consequences of more precipitation and higher groundwater levels for Dutch roads.