Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with five areas of expertise; flood risk, adaptive planning, infrastructure, water & subsoil resources, environment. Deltares main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why they work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which our expert knowledge can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of their expertise and advice comes first.


All contracts and projects, whether financed privately or from strategic research budgets, contribute to the consolidation of our knowledge base. Furthermore, Deltares believes in openness and transparency, as is evident from the free availability of their software and models. Open source works, is the firm conviction. Deltares employs over 800 people and is based in Delft and Utrecht.

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