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  • 11 July 2013

    Deltares is participating in a field test of an improved air-bubble curtain. The aim of these curtains is to restrict salinity intrusion. The pilot will be carried out near one of the Krammerjachtsluizen. Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, Deltares works on […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    ‘In my time as State Secretary, I witnessed the birth of Deltares. This top institute is already five years old, and it has developed into a global player with activities in more than 80 countries,‘ Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment was talking at the opening today of the new Deltares building […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hans Schutte, who was appointed Director-General of Higher Education, Vocational Education, Science and Emancipation in September 2012, paid an introductory visit to Deltares on Thursday 18 July. Mr. Schutte was informed about the Deltares role as an applied research institute and about collaboration with universities and other research institutes. The programme included a visit to […]

  • 10 June 2013

    Deltares was host on 6 June to Ecuador’s Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Minister Rene Ramirez, who was accompanied by Ecuador’s ambassador to the Netherlands, was visiting Deltares to be introduced to the Institute and to investigate openings for further collaboration. At present, Deltares is working in Ecuador on resolving flooding problems in […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Deltares Annual Report for 2013 has been made public. It consists of three parts. The first part includes an overview of the main Deltares projects in 2013. It describes the Deltares’ knowledge development in the five social themes targeted by Deltares. The second part shows how Deltares shares that knowledge with others. The third […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Deltares contributes considerably to the development of an improved European climate change adaption policy. For this purpose, the European research project BASE (Bottom-up climate Adaptation Strategies for Europe) has recently been set up. Its objective is to enhance the knowledge on the benefits and costs of adaptation on a European level. In contrast to previous […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Because of doubts about the original design of the new harbour built in Sal Rei on the Cape Verdean island Boa Vista, the Cape Verdean client asked Royal Haskoning and Deltares to produce, test and optimise a new design. The harbour is vital for the ongoing development of tourism on the island. Storms resulted in […]

  • 4 November 2013

    An article from three Deltares employees entitled ‘Model experiments on piled embankments’ has been picked as the best article of 2012 in ‘Geotextiles and Geomembranes’, an authoritative journal of the International Geosynthetics Society. In their article the authors, Suzanne van Eekelen (Deltares), Adam Bezuijen (Deltares), Frits van Tol (Deltares) and Herman-Jaap Lodder (RPS) presented a […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Deltares Annual Review 2012 is now available. It consists of three parts. The first part provides an overview of Deltares key projects in 2012. It gives an insight into the development of knowledge on the five social themes on which Deltares focuses. The second part shows how Deltares shares this knowledge with others. The […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares has signed an agreement with four Kenyan parties to work together in the field of sustainable water and soil management. Deltares and the four Kenyan organisations will be sharing their expertise in the field of water, the subsurface and infrastructure. Kenya faces challenges with water resulting from a range of factors such as climate […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Maarten Smits (51) will take up his position as the new managing director of Deltares, the research institute for water, subsurface and infrastructure, with effect from 1 December 2012. He will succeed Harry Baayen, who will be retiring effective the same date. The new managing director describes Deltares as ‘a fantastic research institute with an […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch Research Institute Deltares has just released Annual Report 2016: a selection of the company’s most interesting moments and high-priority projects. In the report, the company shows how it has contributed to safe and sustainable deltas, coastal regions and rivers in 2016. According to Deltares, the report presents a selection of Dutch and international highlights based on […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    In the Deltares Delta flume, 25 scientists from several European universities are carrying out research on the erosion of sandy beaches with changing groundwater levels and under various wave conditions. Especially for this study, a sandy beach of 20 meters wide with a further 60 meters under water, was reconstructed in the Delta flume. A […]

  • 13 November 2013

    On Tuesday, 5 November at the Delft Software Days, Deltares handed out an award to a member of the software community in recognition of his substantial contribution to the open source portal. The software community in the area of water, subsurface and infrastructure currently includes more than 5,300 members, who talk to one another on […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from the Ministry of Water Resources of the Government of Bangladesh, led by Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, recently visited Deltares in Delft to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Deltares will be supporting the Ministry and their sub-ordinate institutes through capacity building, training and advice. Bangladesh faces a challenging future […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is performing scale test with a coral reef in the Scheldt Flume in Delft. The tests, commissioned by the University of Western Australia in Perth, are to be completed at the end of November. Aim of the tests is to find out to what extent the disintegration of the coral reef affects wave exposure […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Software users and developers who were unable to attend the Delft Software Days will have the opportunity to brush up their software skills and hear about the latest developments in December in San Francisco (11-17 December 2013). Deltares is providing a wide-ranging program explaining the ins and outs of a range of software packages (such […]

  • 18 April 2013

    The overhaul of the Promenade in Scheveningen was completed on 6 April. The construction work, that took more than three years, drew on the knowledge and expertise of Deltares. During this large, complex construction project, the sea wall was strengthened and also overhauled so that it is now suitable for multifunctional use. In a series […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Research institute Deltares recently conducted a series of test in its new Delta Flume on the smart shaped Hillblock revetment block. The Delta Flume tests – allowing Deltares to generate waves up to 5 meter and simulate a superstorm – will provide more insight for more efficient levee designs. Hillblocks, developed by entrepreneur Hans Hill, are […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Delft Software Days got underway on Monday 19 November. This event, held at Deltares, offers twelve days of presentations, workshops and courses on software packages in the areas of water, soils/subsurface and infrastructure. Software users and modellers from all over the world – more than 30 countries in total – are in Delft to […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has tested a new type of floating willow mattress. It keeps the reed marsh that develops on top floating for longer than the present ‘sinking’ reed marshes. The new type provides better wave attenuation than the older structure. As a result, these floating reed marshes help to defend shores and therefore improve flood protection, ultimately generating savings […]

  • 11 July 2012

    Deltares participated in a trade mission to South Korea from 17 to 20 June 2012. Central theme of the mission was water management. The mission was organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation, in cooperation with Netherlands Water Partnership and The Netherlands embassy in South Korea. The mission visited the World fair […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Delft Software Days started today. This event, held at Deltares, offers two weeks of presentations, workshops and courses on software packages in the areas of water, soils/subsurface and infrastructure. More than 350 software users and modellers from all over the world – from 40 countries in total – are in Delft to meet each […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has started collecting the knowledge and data required to develop an integrated water management plan for Myanmar. Water management, which was severely neglected for decades under the military junta, will have to be built up again from scratch and so the government of Myanmar has asked the Netherlands to direct the development of an […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has just announced that the coarse sand barrier won the first prize in the Flood Risk Management category of the 2018 Water Innovation Awards. Leo Voogt and Ulrich Förster picked up the award on behalf of the Rivierenland Water Authority and the POV program (part of a research program of Rijkswaterstaat’s National Flood Protection […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rebuild by Design has announced in New York which ten teams have been selected to go ahead with the development of their proposals for making the East Coast of the United States climate-resilient. The selected teams include a strikingly high number of Dutch participants. The Dutch research centre Deltares is a member of two of […]