We are Deltares. A not-for-profit, world-leading, and mission-driven Dutch knowledge institute for water and the subsurface. We work throughout the world and we are guided by the major societal issues, for which Deltares’ knowledge is indispensable. This is what drives our highly qualified workforce of 800 colleagues, which is comprised of over forty different nationalities.

Using applied research, we develop in-depth knowledge that is necessary and useful for decisions. By ensuring this knowledge is accessible to everyone, we help with innovative solutions.

Where do we make a difference? By building on the continuity of our knowledge base. As an important knowledge partner, we help the government, companies, and society. Together, we achieve our mission: Enabling Delta Life.

For more than a century, we have been working passionately to find answers to the burning question that drives our research: how can we keep our deltas, and coastal and river areas, safe, sustainable, and habitable - both now and in the future? This question is more relevant and urgent than ever. That is also the case for policy- and decision-makers working for the Dutch government, water authorities, provincial authorities, commercial companies, universities, research institutes, NGOs, and our other international, partners.
Big challenges, such as climate change, sea level rise, land subsidence, salinisation, drought, and limited space, may require them to make far-reaching decisions; what should we tackle first and how should we go about it? Transitions in energy and agriculture, the circular economy, and sustainability can - and should - no longer be viewed separately in terms of their impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and human health. They require robust, innovative and integrated solutions.

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